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Route description: Cobbler, Arrochar
Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler
Date walked: 01/07/2011
Time taken: 6.5 hours
Distance: 11 km
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Erin, my 8 year old daughter wanted to come along, so a quick stop off at Go Outdoors to buy her some boots and off I went!
Parked the car at Succoth car park and set off around 1.30pm.
Erin completed my first hill with me (Conic Hill) and moaned most of the way so I wasn't sure how she would be here. She seemed excited at the start though so fingers crossed!
We followed the zig zag path. First part of the walk is a steep ascent and we stopped several times to give Erin a rest.
Good views from early on...
At last we get to the end of the steep zig zag path and through the trees, where 'the cobbler' comes into view
Erin has a rest as promised
Teo in his wisdom decided it would be good fun to jump into every boggy puddle he could find, dog or pig?
As we follow the path, some other hills are also in view.
The views only get better!
We take a rest on a rock just before the path forks and discuss which way to climb. We decide to take the longer route and climb the stairs.....just as well, don't think id have made the shorter route never mind erin!
Erin has developed her own stair climbing technique
Once at the top of the stairs, we follow the path.....
Stunning views towards the rest and be thankful
4 hours later and a little bit of encouragement for Erin and we are on the top!
Time for a rest and some photos!
I discuss with Donnie how many people he thinks actually climb to the very top, he says I should have a wee look and agrees to take my photo at the 'hole'
I know I will regret it if I don't go for it, so i talk myself into 'having a look' on the other side
and I was glad I did! the conditions were perfect, sun shining and no wind. The views don't get much better!
What a buzz I got! Only regret was I should have 'planked' it !!!
an excellent walk on another perfect day! Stunning views from early on. Erin had a little moan most of the way but managed it without any bother although we did stop a lot to give her a wee rest. I will definitely return soon and complete the nearby munros, Ben Ime and Beinn Narnain and also to climb the south peak which looked impressive!
1 hour 30 mins to return to the car and we wasted no time getting on the road as we were ate alive by midges! My smile has been as wide as the clyde since because i stood on the 'very top' ! I would love to have a go at The In Pin before the summer is over. Watch this space.................
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