The Brack and Cnoc Còinnich , Ardgartan
The Brack gives a steep ascent with great character, conveniently climbed in combination with Cnoc Còinnich , a recent addition to the ranks of the Corbetts. Both hills have a fine position above Loch Long. There is some pathless, rugged ground particularly on the descent from the Brack. The route joins the Cowal Way for the return to Ardgartan.
Rugged going: steep hill path for the ascent of the Brack; some pathless ground on the descent. Cnoc Còinnich is mostly pathless but straightforward.
Bus to Ardgartan.
Ardgartan Visitor Centre.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please 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. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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