Goatfell Summit - Isle of Arran
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Goatfell Summit - Isle of Arran

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Goatfell is the highest mountain on Arran at 2866 feet.  The multiple peaks on the horizon to the left of centre are the Paps of Jura (38 miles away). Further to the left is the Mull of Kintyre (30 miles away).  Also visible are Ailsa Craig, mainland Scotland, Bute and the Cumbrae islands.

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