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Beinn Narnain Hike

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The 3,038ft, 926m Beinn Nairnan mountain is situated on the north side of Loch Long at Arrochar village, 2 miles west of Tarbet at Loch Lomond, 36 miles northwest of Glasgow. Regular Buses run between Glasgow and Inveraray stopping at Arrochar.

This Hike averages 5 hours out and back, add time on if you like a few long rests.

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Large Image from Arrochar across Loch Long to the Car Parks and Mountains.

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The image top is of Beinn Narnain from the Succoth Car Park at Arrochar, next to the start of the Hiking Path, there are two large Car Parks, best to use the second one when driving round from Arrochar.

These are Pay and Display Parks about £1 per hour, Pay by Coins, Card, or by Phone.

The Start of the Trail is right across the Main Road by the Car Park, a Bus Stop is here as well.

If you are going up the Tough Route, you will see a Narrow Woodland Trail just a few yards from the Start of the Main Trail. This Trail is a bit Overgrown as few people use it now. See the Large Images Link above for Pics of that Trail.

The Main Trail is a steady incline Winding Path going up through Woodland past a Bench, along a Forest Road by the Bench for 50 yards past a Tower, then up another Winding Trail through Woodland.

Once you clear the Woodland, you will see Beinn Narnain over to the right, you can carry on up the Main Trail, or cut across here to go up the Tough Scrambling Route.
Large Image of the Scrambling Tough Section.

Most people go up the Main Trail between The Cobbler on your left and Beinn Narnain on your right, Beinn Ime is straight out.

This low point between the 3 Mountains is about 2,000ft /610m, so about 1,000ft / 305m still to go up to Beinn Narnain summit.

The Trail up to Beinn Narnain is a real steep Man Made Path much of the way, then through Rocks and a Faint Trail to the Summit. Large Image Up.

Beinn Narnain has a Large Summit with Two Cairns and a Trig Point.

Most people go back down the Main Trail.

This is a good Mountain to test out you Compass Skills as the Main Trail is not that easy to find back down in Cloud, even when Sunny, as it is Faint at the top, then you go through Rocks where there is little sign of the Trail.

Once at the bottom of the Man Made Path, you will see the Two Trails up to The Cobbler and Beinn Ime for if you have enough energy left to take on another Mountain.

Back down the Main Trail gives great views down over Arrochar.

In Hot Sunny Spells, many people go up these Main Tourist Trails in Trainers and Running Shorts, traveling light.

The Click on Map below shows the Tourist Trails in Blue, Brown Rougher Trails, and Red a Bit Dangerous.

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.

Some people are now trying out OS Phone Apps that can help.


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Ben Vorlich Inveruglas Ben Vane Loch Lomond Tarbet Arrochar The Cobbler Ben Donich Beinn an Lochain Rest and be Thankful Ardgartan Inversnaid Beinn Ime