A Nature & Ancient Sites in Arran
- Nature Site
Wild, open Goatfell, at 874m (2,866ft), is the highest peak on Arran. Walkers and mountaineers who venture into this dramatic and challenging upland landscape are rewarded with spectacular views of the island and, on a clear day, across to Ben Lomond, Jura and the coast of Ireland. The Arran skyline is dominated by the jagged summits and ridges of Goatfell and the surrounding hills, providing a dramatic backdrop to Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park. Yet despite its rugged character, Goatfell is a fragile environment and we're working hard to preserve the heather, juniper trees and woodland areas that provide a vital habitat for mountain wildlife. Footpaths, too, have suffered from erosion and over the past 30 years the Trust has repaired many paths on Goatfell and around Glen Rosa. You're welcome to enjoy this wonderful landscape, but please stick to the paths and leave no trace of your visit.
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The Isle of Arran the most southerly Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes.The pretty villages on Arran's beautiful coastline are complemented by a rugged and mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south. From Ardrossan the ferry leaves to Arran which was inhabited by the Vikings for centuries but also has associations with the early Christians and abounds with stone circles, pictish carvings and burial cairns.