Weekend of guided hiking on the Arrochar Alps

The group of rugged mountains overlooking the western shores of Loch Lomond are collectively known as the Arrochar Alps. In the core of this group is Beinn Ime - a high domed peak dominating all around. The surrounding peaks are no less rugged, the most famed of which, The Cobbler, requires some easy but exposed scrambling through a hole to reach the top of.

Late Autumn is the finest time to hike over these hills - the colours are delightful with snow most likely on the higher ground.

At a glance


  • A weekend hiking over the Arrochar Alps, the mountains lying between Loch Lomond and the Rest and Be Thankful.
  • Walk along fine mountain crests to reach superb vantage points for views over Loch Lomond and the Southern Highlands.
  • 'Thread the Needle' - scramble though the weird rock to reach the summit of 'The Cobbler'.
  • Bag 4 Munros and some Corbetts in the area including Beinn Ime, Ben Vorlich, Ben Vane and Beinn Narnain.
  • Join a small group led by an experienced leader with a good knowledge of the wildlife, flora and geology.


Dates and booking

DateCostAvailability
25-26 Nov'17£991 place left
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5-6 May'18£99Places available
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General info


This 2 day event is a guided hiking weekend with one of our experienced and qualified leaders. Your guide will know the remote area well and be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:6.

You would be very welcome to join us for part of the trip, the cost of which is £69 per day.


Outline of trip


Day 1 : The Cobbler and Beinn Ime

A circular route taking in 2 Munros, 2 Corbetts and 'Threading the Needle' !

Day 2 : Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

These rough hills are separated Loch Sloy and its imposing dam.

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Trip photos


Ben Vane
On Ben Vorlich looking to Ben Vane
The Cobbler
Hiking up Ben Vorlich
Ben Vane from Ben Vorlich
Looking down Loch Lomond from Ben Vorlich


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