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Review of The Cobbler

The Cobbler
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Arrochar
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Always a good one to stretch your legs and get you in stead for some of the more demanding hills roundabout, - as stated before, up through forestry ( midge spray in summer useful ) area, then levels off for a bit and you head on the path past the Narian boulders ( useful encouragement for kids with Lion witch and wardrope mentions ) - continue along the path then it starts to get rocky and finally into hands and feet time, ( the fun bit ) - my 10 year old did it in Summer time, my youth club - teenagers - when it was dry but snow on the last bit , and I've also done it in the pouring rain, but always enjoyable - the final haul is up a narrow but well trod path to the top
If you then feel inclined you can consider
the ' Cobbler's anvil with the Eye of the Needle ' ( photo above ) where if you have a head for heights you can go through the eye and up onto the top of it ( although this may be an area to rope up for safety) I've never done it as the once through the needle the ledge is not much more than a foot wide and slopes downward ( to like a 100 foot drop ! - maybe less but roping does seem a more desirable ) and is as shiny and slippery looking as polished marble lol

Coming back you can loop round the back of Ben Arthur to then catch up with the bottom path later on, or you can return the same way you came.

So get a map, get your kit sorted, proper clothes, shoes, food and water in order and an early start to get parked nearer the bottom - quite a lot of parking available so not so much of a struggle as can be found at other hills.

Thank Gilliane M
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) is a first-rate mountain and makes for a great day out. The early climb is on easy forest tracks and then the views open up to the inviting rocky summit at which point you can just admire the views and saunter along by the stream with interesting rock formations abounding or press on to climb the steep slope to the summits (some scrambling involved but not difficult). Explore the three summits (one easy, one tricky and one the preserve of rock climbers) before heading down via the base of the south summit.

1  Thank brightonchris1
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

great view of loch long if you are fit enough to climbe it, i was 61 yrs, done it none stop found it hard going but worth i when i reached the top

1  Thank boylandterry
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

An interesting and not overly difficult walk with some interesting spots. The top is interesting, though the rocks there can get a little slippery when there's low lying cloud. And quite windy too!

1  Thank Kris S
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Climbing The Cobbler involves a bit of scrambling. Amazing views on the way up and you may meet the odd mountain sheep!!! Wear the right walking/climbing equipment and take drinks and sweet food for energy.

Thank Jenny D
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