The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain are generally climbed from the more spectacular Arrochar side, but a start in Glen Croe is a nice alternative. Combining them with neighbouring Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean makes for a logical and longer round, and might miss some of the crowds too. And if you're counting, that's two Munros and two Corbetts to add to your tally.
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Distance: 8.33 miles (13.40 km)
Total ascent: 1,514m
Time: 5 – 7 hours (Walking)
Car park on east side of the A83 about one mile below the junction at Rest and Be Thankful, NN242060
Clear hill paths most of the way, but with significant path-free sections too. Plenty of rough ground, some of it boggy.
This would be a big, tough day in full winter conditions
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: West Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
By rail from Glasgow to Arrochar/Tarbet, then a local bus to Rest and Be Thankful
OS Explorer 363 (1:25,000), OS Explorer 364 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 56 (1:50,000), OS Landranger 50 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Ardgartan (08707 200 606); Tarbet (Loch Lomond) (08707 200 623); Inveraray (08452 255 121)
by Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com