Model is­land

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Discover -

Ar­ran is fa­mously known as ‘Scot­land in minia­ture’ and the same High­land Bound­ary Fault that bi­sects the main­land slices across this isle in the Firth of Clyde, the land rolling roundly to its south and the rock sheer­ing sharply to its north. Goat­fell* (2867 ft) tops the is­land’s high­lands, where blades of ridges and deep cor­ries fill the near view, the sea glints beyond, and on clear days you can see Is­lay, Jura and as far as Ire­land. The eas­i­est route is the three miles up from Brod­ick Cas­tle, or there’s a steeper vari­ant from Cor­rie, be­fore they unite for the fi­nal, boul­der-hop­ping clam­ber to the pyra­mid pin­na­cle.

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