20/07/22 – New route for me tonight with Westerlands CC as we headed up the Cobbler aka Ben Arthur. I’ve driven past it so many times going along the side of Loch Long but never ventured up it. We parked in Arrochar at the main carpark, crossed the road and headed up.
What a great climb, my description probably isn’t the best but it turns out the Cobbler can be done as a loop. At the junction (split in the trail) we crossed the stream passing a little dam and continued up. This way involved a bit more scrambling that the other option. We had great views until we got near the summit when the cloud came down and wind jacket went on. I love a good downhill and this didn’t disappoint all the way back to the carpark. Only issue was the midges who were waiting to eat us alive when we got back.
11.4km 931m elevation