The Brack and Cnoc Coinnich, Ardgartan

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The Brack gives a steep ascent with great character, conveniently climbed in combination with Cnoc Coinnich, 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 Coinnich is mostly pathless but straightforward.

Public Transport

Bus to Ardgartan.


Ardgartan Visitor Centre. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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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