Friday, 13 April 2012

Gorgeous Goatfell

Living on an island on the West Coast of Scotland, we on Arran are quite used to feeling as if we have our own personal rain cloud stuck on the top of Goatfell, whilst the rest of the country basks in glorious sunshine. Yesterday the opposite occurred, as Arran twinkled in the sunlight, we watched heavy rain, snow and hail showers scoot right past us on either side, dusting the Highlands in snow and leaving the air clear and bright.
I climbed Goatfell with a lovely family of four who have been out with me for a couple of days this week. Great company, and the views from the top were breathtaking, with Jura and Northern Ireland clearly visible.

On the way up cloud began to skim the summit.  "Uh-oh" we thought- "there go our views", but it soon broke up and the sun returned.

Looking out across Brodick Bay with the top of Holy Isle visible beyond. 

Great summit views. From left: Achir, Cir Mhor, Caisteal Abhail and the Witches Step (Ceum na Cailleach)

The Peaks on the far side of Glen Rosa: Beinn Nuis and Beinn Tarsuinn at the rear, Beinn a Chliabhain and Achir in the fore.

1 comment:

seoherts said...

The view from the top of Goatfell knocked my socks off! I'll treasure the experience for a long long time. Thank you Lucy.