Sannox - East Glen Sannox Ridge - Goatfell - Brodick

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The walk leaves Sannox along a stony track, giving beautiful views to the river below and hills on either side of the glen. Later the route takes you across moorland towards the steep shoulder of Cioch na h'Oighe. The route to the East Glen Sannox ridge is good, although the path up the face of the buttress is difficult to find as it lies in big boulders and deep heather and the way over the Cioch na h'Oighe ridge is narrow and requires some tricky scrambling.

From the end of the 'paps' the way is straightforward, as the ridge widens and climbs to the rounded summit of Mullach Buidhe at 819m. Dropping down from this summit, the footpath zigzags to a col below the summit of North Goatfell. After reaching the top, the route goes along the pinnacled ridge of Stacach. The route over the tors is only for experienced scramblers, so far better to follow the footpath round the big-bouldered summits. The ascent to the 'paving-stones' summit of Goatfell is easy, but then descends steeply to the east of the ridge of Meall Breac, crosses moorland and then, following the Cnocan Burn, it drops again between trees to reach a track into the Brodick Castle Estates and then onto the sands of the bay.

Note: do not go along the ridge of Meall Breac!

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Countryside


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