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Ben Arthur ("The Cobbler") from Arrochar

Nat Park - Loch Lomond and Trossachs

County/Area - Argyll and Bute

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 3200 feet / 970 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Start - OS grid reference NN294048
Lat 56.205122 // Long -4.751878
Postcode G83 7AP (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

Despite not being a Munro, Ben Arthur is one of Scotland's best known and popular mountains. It is a peak which challenges the notion that a minimum height of 3,000 feet makes a mountain worth ascending. It is not a "small hill" and, at 2,900 feet, falls not far short of Munro status. However, it is the most spectacular peak of the Arrochar Alps and it's weird, serrated outline with jagged peaks and rock buttresses dominates the skyline above Arrochar and draws attention away from some of it's higher neighbouring peaks, particularly Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime, either or both of which can be climbed as an "out and back" from the bealach that divides Ben Arthur from Beinn Narnain.

GPS Files - Notes

This GPS file is for private use only and is subject to copyright. It should not be used on other websites

GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL39Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL39Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 56Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 56Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1298 The Cobbler from Arrochar - mod/hard - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 1493 WHW - Day 3 - Rowardennan to Inverarnan - moderate - 14.0 miles/22.8 km

Walk 3009 Ben Lomond from Loch Lomond - mod/hard - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 2317 Ben Vorlich from Ardlui - mod/hard - 6.8 miles/11.1 km

Walk 1296 Beinn Eich & Doune Hill - mod/hard - 8.0 miles/13 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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