The 3,038ft, 926m Beinn Nairnan is
situated on the north side of Loch Long at
Arrochar village, 2 miles west of
Tarbet at Loch Lomond, 36 miles
northwest of the city of Glasgow.
The image below is from Arrochar looking
across Loch Long showing Beinn Narnain
right and the rocky 2,900ft Cobbler left. Beinn Ime is out
beyond these two Mountains. There is a
track through between the Cobbler and Beinn
Nairnan to Beinn Ime.
You can take the Tough Trail straight up
through the Trees, follow the Tourist Trail
to just above the Trees then cut across to
the Tough Trail, or go right up the Tourist
Trail past The Cobbler and up the Tourist
Trail from the back.
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The image below is of the Arrochar Hotel
on the south side of Loch Long with
incredible views across the Loch to the
Arrochar is a smallish Village that
winds its way around the top of Loch
The image below is of the large Car Park
on the north side of Loch Long right next
to the Hiking Routes into the Mountains.
This is a Pay Car Park costing about
£1 per hour, Pay by Coins, Card, or
Phone. There is another large Pay Car Park
a few Hundred yards east at the head of the
This is the first section of Beinn
Narnain above the Car Park.
The image below is of across the road
from the Car Park and Bus Stop showing the
Start of the Trail into the Argyll Forest
Park. This Trail leads out to Beinn Ime
between The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain.
Regular Buses run between Glasgow and
Only a short Walk up this Path is a real
narrow Trail to the right up through the
Trees, that is the Tough Direct Route to
Beinn Narnain, can be muddy in the rain.
of the narrow Path Start.
If you go up the Tourist Trail, as soon
as you clear the Trees, you can hike over
to the Tough Route from here, or just go up
the Tourist Trail all the way for a safer
Hike. A young woman said this is her
preferred route, she was heading for the
Scramble route up the Cobbler.
of the Tough Route over there.
The Image below is from the Cobbler
showing the Tough Trail up Beinn Narnain,
in three sections. There is a Scramble
Section up to the Summit that is fairly
tough, and over a bit of a High Drop.
of the Top Scramble Section.
The Image below is also from the Cobbler
showing the Tourist Trail on the Northwest
side of Beinn Narnain, a lot safer route,
most people go back down this route, or
down that way and out to Beinn Ime.
The main Trail up between the Mountains
is about 2,000ft here, so about 1,300ft up
to Beinn Ime.
of the Tourist Trail up Beinn Narnain,
from Beinn Narnain out to Beinn Ime should
you want to add that mountain to the
back down through the Woodland Path to
The Map below shows the routes from
Arrochar to Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain,
A'Chrois, The Cobbler and some other
cracking Mountains. There are so many good
looking Mountains here with so many
different routes that can be taken.
Some of the Mountains here can be hiked
from the Rest and Be Thankful or
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.
Blue Dots are Tourist Trails, Brown -
Faint Trails or Safe Scrambling, Red -
Steep Scrambling or Dangerous Sections.
Images up the Rocky South Side of Beinn
Narnain and back down the Tourist
Arrochar Photo Tour