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
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
Map from Tarbet to
the Rest and Be Thankful.
Map from Tarbet to
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.
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.
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
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 them.