Rest and be Thankful

Where: The Rest and be Thankful by the road between Tarbet and Inveraray
Weather: Sunny

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 loch.

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, 901m Beinn an Lochain mountain.

Map from Tarbet to the Rest and Be Thankful.

Map from Tarbet to Inveraray

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Rest and be Thankful at Beinn an Lochain mountain image

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, 884m. 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 rocky peaks.

The mountain on the right is Ben Donich at 2,778ft, 846 m.

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Rest and Be Thankful view east image

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, 858m, with just behind that Beinn Ime at 3,316ft, 1,011m.

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The Cobbler from Rest and Be Thankful image

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.

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Beinn Ime from the west at Butterbridge image

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 them.

Rest and Be Thankful Map image