Hike the Arrochar Alps

Suitable for


Group size


Ideal length

2 days

When to go

April to September (weekends only)


From £40pp

This adventure takes place in Arrochar (Highlands), a picturesque village located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. If you’re looking for a challenging six hours of walking, then an ascent of the Cobbler and Ben Narnain are a must.  

On the first day you can expect your guide to meet you at your accommodation at 9.00am. From there you will set off to ascend the Cobbler, via a famous track used by mountaineers for their training.

Along the way you’ll be treated to amazing views of Loch Long, with opportunities for stunning photos. A final ridge will lead you to the summit. If the group is fit enough then an ascent of Ben Narnain can also be thrown in. The return leg will see you negotiate a gentle ridge, before arriving back at your start point. A successful walk must be followed by a visit to the cosy local pub!

On the second day the guide will suggest a number of options, from gentle valley walks to discover the local history of the area or more sporty options such as an ascent of the iconic Ben Lomond nearby. All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organize and requires minimal kit and moderate fitness.

We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date, then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

Graham Harrison

Graham Harrison is an outdoor educationalist and considers himself extremely lucky to love his chosen career. He long ago ditched his office based trainer role to focus his energy on outdoor education, where he's passionately fought for some 10 years to increase adventure in young students' lives. Living and working in the southern highlands around the Arrochar Alps, Graham offers clients an authentic local experience in this stunning landscape.

Additional info

Additional days can be booked (ask the guide).

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Graham Harrison. 


  • Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
  • Advice on kit needed

Not Included

  • Meals/ drinks

How to get there

Train to Arrochar

Trains can be caught to Helensburgh Train Station and transportation can be arranged to Arrochar (at client's expense).

Car to Arrochar

It's an easy 1 hour drive north from Glasgow.

Where to stay

For a tranquil waterfront hotel experience try Loch Long Hotel in Arrochar, from £30/person. Call 01301 702434. 

For a friendly and traditional pub experience try The Village Inn in Arrochar, from £52.50/person. Call 01301 702279. 

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