The Cobbler Walk
The Cobbler or Ben Arthur is one of the most popular climbs in the highlands. At 884 m (2,900 ft) it is not the highest of the Arrochar Alps but is considered the most spectacular.
It gets its name from the distinctive, large rocky summit which look like a cobbler bending over his last.
The walk begins at the car park at the eastern end of Loch Long near Arrochar.
It then follows a well defined and partially waymarked path to the summit. The first section ascends through the woodland around Loch Long and climbs quite gently to the Narnain boulders which make a good resting point. You continue to a small Lochan where you turn left and ascend the stone steps. Shortly after you will come to the high point which requires turning right from the path. From here there are fabulous panoramic views across the Highlands, Loch Long, the Paps of Jura and Cuillins. The walk descends to rejoin the same path used for the ascent which you follow to the finish point.
The Cobbler Mountain Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
The Cobbler Mountain Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
The Cobbler Mountain OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
The Cobbler Mountain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To the south east there's another hugely popular climb at Ben Lomond. There's wonderful views over Loch Lomond from this prominent munro.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks page.