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Mountains and hills, walks and hikes

Arrochar is situated right in the middle of the Arrochar Alps. There is fine walking and trekking to be had directly from Ashfield House, up the Munros and Corbetts in the area. There's a good description in Scotland magazine here. In addition to the mountains and hills there are 2 long distance walks that pass through Arrochar, the Three Lochs Way and the Loch Lomond and Cowal Way, and we are close to the West Highland Way.

We have maps and walking poles you can borrow, plus a thermos of tea/coffee take with you on your walk. The cafe next door can provide a packed lunch if you need it.

To whet your appetite, here's a lovely blog of somone's accent up the Cobbler and Beinn Ime: .

Ashfield House, Loch Lomond, B&B, Arrochar

Popular walks from the house include:

  • The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) (2900ft, 884m) is the most popular peak in the area, with amazing views across Loch Long to Loch Lomond (4-6 hrs, 7 miles).

  • Beinn Narnain (3038ft, 926m) and Beinn Ime (3316ft, 1011m) can be climbed together and this can be quite a strenuous but beautiful day (6-7 hrs, 8.5 miles)

  • Ben Vane (3001ft, 915m) a Munroe (by 1 metre!), is often climbed with Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime when climbed from Arrochar (9hrs, 12.5 miles)

  • Glen Loin Loop is a lovely low level, long (4-5 hrs, 11 miles) circular walk from the house.

  • The Succoth Loop is a short walk from the house (1hr, 2.25 miles), and has some nice views of the loch.


Other good walks nearby include:

  • The Brack (2582ft, 787m) gives a good rugged walk and some lovely views over Loch Long. (4-6hrs, 7.25 miles)

  • Bienn an Lochain (2956ft, 901m) is a lovely mountain just north of the Rest and Be Thankful pass, and a more challenging trek (3-5 hrs, 3.5miles)

  • Ben Lomond (3195 ft, 974 m) is one of the most popular Munros. We can drop you at the Tarbet pier in the morning where you can take the ferry to Rowardennan, climb Ben Lomond (perhaps ascending via the Ptarmigan ridge), take the ferry back, and we will transport you back from Tarbet to Ashfield House. (5.5 hrs for the climb, but an all day trip including the ferry, 7.5 miles)

  • Puck’s Glen is a pretty short walk if you are travelling toward Dunoon and the Cowal peninsular


There are numerous other walks and treks in the area and we have maps and guidebooks, walking poles and flasks at the house for you to borrow. There is also good cycling in the area around Arrochar and we have a couple of bicycles you may borrow - please ask when you book. We can also arrange wildlife tours with experts from the area.

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