I walked the circular trail with my two walking buddies over four days in late April. We had expected the trail to be rather better defined as with previous walks that we’ve done together, but it looks to rely heavily on volunteers - and perhaps it is not sufficiently ‘key’ to the local economy to be allocated greater resources to improve it. We were lucky to have great weather on three out of our four days, which helped us navigate despite the shortage of clear way-markers in places. The scenery was quite spectacular, although spoilt somewhat by the large amounts of rubbish (mainly plastic) on the beach in places.
It was quite a challenge to complete it all in just four days but the good weather helped - and we luckily limited ourselves to just the ‘shoulder’ of Goat Fell as completing the full climb to the summit would have added around two hours to a day that didn’t finish until 7:30pm.
Regardless of the shortcomings, we were all pleased that we had undertaken and completed the challenge that the walk offers - just don’t underestimate it!
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