GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

The Cobbler Mountain

6 miles (9 km)

The Cobbler or Ben Arthur is one of the most popular climbs in the highlands. At 884m (2,900ft) 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 acobblerbending over hislast.
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 boulderswhich 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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

The Cobbler Mountain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

The Cobbler Mountain.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

The Cobbler Mountain.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)