Our booking hotline will be open for Friends of 2020 AMF on 13th December and then open to all on 20th December.


Goatfell Night Walk (Sat-Sun night)

Two Mountains Before Breakfast! A unique chance to ascend Arran's highest peak at night with "Munro Moonwalker" author Alan Rowan whose second book is titled “A Mountain Before Breakfast”. Climbing up from sea level as dawn is nearing, we aim to reach Goatfell just in time for sunrise. Having climbed all the munros in the wee small hours, Alan Rowan is the perfect man to take you on this exhilarating night time adventure. He'll have many fascinating and funny stories of his nocturnal adventures to share. After this walk, you'll be able to tell your own midnight mountaineering tale! Follow Alan's exploits on Facebook. Follow him on Twitter.

Please note that a headtorch is essential for this walk.
This walk starts just after Saturday midnight returning early Sunday morning.

 | Overview

Distance
10km  

Highest Point Gained
874m  

Total Ascent
925m  

Walk Duration
8hrs  

Terrain
Two Mountains Before Breakfast! A unique chance to ascend Arran's highest peak at night with "Munro Moonwalker" author Alan Rowan whose second book is titled “A Mountain Before Breakfast”. Climbing up from sea level as dawn is nearing, we aim to reach Goatfell just in time for sunrise. Having climbed all the munros in the wee small hours, Alan Rowan is the perfect man to take you on this exhilarating night time adventure. He'll have many fascinating and funny stories of his nocturnal adventures to share. After this walk, you'll be able to tell your own midnight mountaineering tale! Follow Alan's exploits on Facebook. Follow him on Twitter.

Please note that a headtorch is essential for this walk.
The Saturday walk starts just after Friday midnight returning early Saturday morning.
The Sunday walk starts just after Saturday midnight returning early Sunday morning.  

Technical Rating
Moderate  
Easy scrambling, elements of exposure, some rough terrain.

Endurance Rating
3  
Sustained steep ascents and descents, long-distance, stamina required, suitable for fit walkers. Have you had recent experience of walking for 6-8 hours? Have you recently walked up (and down) a mountain of over 1000m (3000ft) in height without physical distress? Do you regularly play an aerobic sport pretty much every week? If your answer is "No", we'd guess you'd be happier doing a walk rated a level lower than the one you’ve just read! As noted previously, we're into FUN so we don't want you to miss out by overdoing it.

Cost
£25  

Date
Sunday 17 May 2020

Meeting Place
Apart from the Goatfell night walk, all walks/runs start and finish at Arran Adventure, located next to the Playbarn in the grounds of the Auchrannie Spa Resort in Brodick. Transport is provided from there. Click here for a map.

 | Advised Kit List

Essential hill gear

  • NO jeans – anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed to start the walk, and no refund will be possible
  • Stout hill walking boots
  • Appropriate walking trousers, top layers and fleece – preferably no cotton layers
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) trousers
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) jacket
  • Spare layers
  • Woollen or fleece hat
  • Gloves
  • Packed lunch and drink - please consider the use of re-useable water bottles and food wrapping.
  • Any personal medicines
  • For the Goat Fell night walk: Head torch and spare batteries

Other recommended kit

  • Sun cream and insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Spare socks
  • Blister plasters


Our booking hotline will be open for Friends of 2020 AMF on 13th December and then open to all on 20th December.