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TP4640 - Maol Donn
16th Sep 2012 19:08 by kirstieSarran
A good slog up the hill off the Corrie forestry track just after the Maol Donn loop trail sign.Amazing views of the Arran hills from the trig.We came off the summit aiming for the corner of the deer fence in the distance. We then follwed the deer fence around and crossed the fence at the last corner where the forestry takes a dive in towards Brodick.Its then a boggy walk off towards the Goatfel path and to the bridge south of the deer fence.We then decended down via the Hydro dam. Took the next left after the dam and picked up the Merkland forestry track to where we started. A fairly boggy 5 miles but worth it for the views.
Maol Donn The rewarding view from the summit :-)
1st Sep 2012 19:17 by g4wsb
24th Mar 2012 16:21 by coinea
Visited after Goat Fell on the way back to Brodick on an unseasonably warm day for March. Followed Arran Trigman's route down--easy!
24th Mar 2012 16:20 by Clochandighter
HISTORY: The pillar was completed 5th March 1956, cost unknown. Later in 1956 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NS04/T45 in the Isle of Arran secondary block. The flush bracket was levelled for height also in 1956. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from the west on return from Goat Fell. Summit amongst peat bogs and tussocks. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south (179°). Vented through north and south sight holes, west breaking open. View mostly lost to haze but Goat Fell still commanding over the western ascpect. Decended down south shoulder to mapped tracks, clearfell not too severe underfoot. Mapped track rejoins the public road at Merkland.
14th Oct 2011 15:16 by Arran Trigman
There are 17 pillar trigs on Arran. Most people will probably arrive at this trig as part of their descent from Goatfell. There is an easy descent from Maol Donn, just follow the ridge back to Brodick and you will soon see a forest road below, you have to go through a freshly felled wood which is a bit bumpy but it should take you about 20 mins from the trig and then its an easy walk down the forest road to the main road at Merkland.
14th Jun 2010 14:00 by asbown
from goat fell,down meall breac using the corrie path till the ground levels out then just headed south east,straight south as much as possible back to brodick.
10th Jun 2010 13:15 by ocean soul
Walked from Brodick Castle up Goat Fell path to the deer fence then beeline to pillar...my 1000th trig , celebrated with bottle of Arran Blonde ale on beautiful sunny day...Excellent views....
4th Apr 2010 08:30 by peregrinus
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Unexciting summit, fine view dominated by a snowy Goat Fell. Left Goat Fell path at c. 330m just above waterslide, then tussocky traverse. Beeline via deer fence stile to rejoin E ridge path for Goat Fell.
31st Jul 2008 14:40 by BILLY COO
Walked up the logging road, then through the forest straight up through bracken and heather. Steep climb but well worth the effort for the fantastic views.
9th Apr 2008 09:11 by agentmancuso
Came down the Meall Breac ridge from Goat Fell. There's a stile over the high fence at NS 01082 40868. Headed south and found a line of well-spaced posts which directed me to a firebreak and easily down through the castle grounds.
18th Jul 2007 17:45 by Theo D Lite
On the way up to Goatfell. After the path leaves the woods and levels, I headed across country. Far from being a good route to it! 2 fences and flies to deal with. Tough terrain! Great views along the coast, to Holy Island. Tough route then to 8' stile and main path.
1st May 2004 15:40 by NeverLost
Bagged this one on the way down from Goat Fell. Well off the beaten trail across a peat bog. We thought we'd been beaten by an 8ft high fence then found an 8ft high stile over it!!