Where: The Rest and be Thankful by the
road between Tarbet and Inveraray
The Rest and Be Thankful is situated about
8 miles west of Tarbet by the
A83 road to Inveraray. This is a car park,
picnick area, viewing platform, and place to
start many hikes to some of Scotlands most
popular mountains. There is normaly a snack
bar at the Rest and Be Thankful.
After passing through Tarbet
following the A83 road, only 2 miles
northwest you pass through the scenic village
of Arrochar at
Loch Long, with the Arrochar mountains across
The road winds its way round Loch Long
then up into the mountains until you see the
view below of the Rest and Be Thankful, on
the side of the 2,956ft Beinn an Lochain
Map from Tarbet to the
Rest and Be Thankful . Map from Tarbet to
Inveraray . Hiking Map .
The image below is from the Rest and Be
Thankful looking back down the A83 road
towards Arrochar and Loch Long.
The mountain on the left is The Cobbler at
2,900ft. Although not a Munro, as it is just
under 3,000ft, The Cobbler is one of the most
popular climbs in Scotland due to its twin
The mountain on the right is Ben Donich at
The image below is of the The Cobbler at
2,900ft showing one of the rocky peaks.
The mountain to the left here is Beinn
Luibhean at 2,814ft, with just behind that
Beinn Ime at 3,316ft.
The image below from the A83 road
returning from Inveraray and passing the
3,316ft Beinn Ime. There is a car park down
at the foot of this hill for a climb of Beinn
Ime from there, named Butterbridge.
The Rest and Be Thankful is about 1 mile
round to the right at the bottom of this
streatch of road.
The map below shows the hiking routes from
the Rest and Be Thankful.
Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map
and Compass on these hikes, and know how to
use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be
deadly. In Winter, make sure you have
Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use