Monday, 9 January 2012

First walk up Goatfell in 2012

It's been somewhat stormy lately, but the weather finally decided to have a sunny-and-not-too-windy break, so ... I went up Goatfell :D

Some of the storm damage. Quite a few trees & branches fell off in recent storms. Brodick Castle has closed its park due to storm damage & put up DANGER signs and red tape across some paths. National Trust has cleared the larger damage from the paths.

Part sun, part cloud, part rain weather. It was raining when I took this photo, but the break in the clouds can be seen coming over the ridges. & the start of a rainbow ...

The rainbow was magnificent! Made Goatfell look like a hill.

Almost at the top & the path is blocked by the snow. Mushy, slushy, quite compact, plenty skidding, over foot deep snow over a rocky path, so ... went straight up, cutting across heather, grass & rocks to get to ...

... the top of Goatfell. Great view, freezing wind, lots of sunshine :D


  1. So beautiful~
    I'd love to walk those hills.

  2. WOW Olga - no wonder your house shook !
    Your views are breathtaking !!!

  3. Wow what a great rainbow!!!! Awesome pictures!!

  4. Gorgeous scenery and a stunning rainbow - what a wonderful walk, and great photos too!

  5. Enjoyed your photos and seeing your "neck of the woods". Beautiful rainbow, what a treat.