Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime
The compact group of mountains known as the Arrochar Alps are renowned for their steep, rugged and rocky nature. However, the highest peak - Beinn Ime - has a simple slope when approached from this direction. Beinn Narnain has a much rougher and rockier character. The views - especially of the nearby Cobbler - are excellent.
Rocky, steep and eroded path on Beinn Narnain with very mild scrambling. Beinn Ime is a broad dome on this side and the return route has a good path.
Start from the Forestry Commission car park (charge) at Succoth on the north side of Loch Long near Arrochar. From here cross the main road and follow the marked path opposite through the woods. This is the main route to the Cobbler. After a very short distance turn right up a faint path through the undergrowth. The path soon becomes clearer and starts to climb steeply; it is often very wet after rain. The trees are left behind and the climb continues past a series of concrete bases which are remains of the hydro project here. When a track is reached, go straight across it and continue on the rugged path over a rocky step. There are good views back down to the loch and Ben Lomond beyond.
Hillwalking in WinterPlease note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions and may not be suitable in winter. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
Succoth car park, Arrochar. Map and directions.
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