his section starts with an easy stroll along Fisherman’s Walk to Cladach, where there is a cluster of shops. Walkers then have the choice to take the coastal route through Merkland Wood or alternatively climb to the summit of Goatfell (874m). From High Corrie to Sannox the route follows the coastal road, where there is plenty of wildlife to look out for.

Goatfell is recommended for fit walkers, competent at navigation, and not in bad weather or low cloud. There are no Coastal Way route markers once you enter the National Trust for Scotland land or on Goatfell itself.

PLEASE NOTE: the Coastal Way between Merkland Wood and Corrieburn bridge (NS019391 and NS026422) will be closed for forestry operations between 3rd September and 17th December 2021. Alternative route is via Goatfell to the cairn at NR998415 and then turning east to meet the coast at Corrieburn bridge. A further alternative is to take the 324 bus to Corrie to avoid road walking (which is not recommended due to the narrow and twisting nature of the road and lack of footway.)

Our friends at WalkHighlands provide route descriptions, maps and GPS waypoints – click here for Brodick to Sannox via Goatfell or Brodick to Sannox low level route.

Here are some impressions of this section. Please click on the photos below to see larger versions.