Arrochar sits at the head of Loch Long, with a wealth of stunning scenery on its doorstep. This is also an ideal base for exploring Loch Lomond as well as the Argyll Forest. Arrochar is closely linked with its two neighbouring communities, Tarbet and Succoth, the three villages share a community hall in Arrochar. The picture is the view from the hall, with an information panel, one of the guides about the points of interest along the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail.
A passage of land, of around 3 miles separated Loch Long and Loch Lomond and just imagine how different Loch Lomond would be if the two lochs were actually one and Loch Lomond was a sea loch? In years gone by boats were carried overland between the lochs. Eventually services were connected, with a transfer between the piers in Arrochar and Tarbet.
Walks and Trails
The Loch Lomond and Cowal Way (90km) and Three Lochs Way (52km) both pass through Arrochar and the village is the conclusion of the previously mentioned Clyde Sea Lochs Trail which runs from Dumbarton Castle to Arrochar.
The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) takes about 4-6 hours to climb, photographs of the distinctive peak and amazing views are widely photographed. Look out for our guide to climbing the Cobbler coming soon.
At nearby Tarbet there are daily cruises from Cruise Loch Lomond, with the opportunity to see Rob Roy’s Cave, the nature reserve at Inversnaid, Inveruglas Pyramid and the beautiful village of Luss. Here are some of our photographs taken around Arrochar.
Just outside Arrochar is Ardgartan Forest, featuring lots of trails, many of which are ideal for cycling.
The Rest and Be Thankful
If you’re staying in Arrochar you also have good access to the many attractions and places of outstanding beauty in Argyll. The famous Rest and Be Thankful takes you towards places such as Benmore Botanical Gardens, Loch Goil, Fyne Ales, Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Inverary.
This article and accompanying photographs are by Paul Saunders for See Loch Lomond. Visit Paul’s other websites, Paul Saunders Marketing & Paul Saunders Photography, for his marketing, photography & video services in Loch Lomond and beyond.
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