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Beinn Ime Hike

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The 3,317ft, 1,011m Beinn Ime 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 the city of Glasgow. Regular Buses run between Glasgow and Inveraray stopping at Arrochar.

This is a fairly long Hike up a good Steady Incline Path all the way, averaging about 6 hours out and back.

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Large Image from Arrochar to the Car Park and Mountains.

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

This is a Pay and Display Park about £1 per hour, you can Pay by Coins, Card, or by Phone, some Phones may not get a signal. Beinn Ime will take between 4 and 7 hours out and back, depending on how fit you are and if you are in a hurry or not.

The Start of the Trail is right across the Main Road at the Car Park, with a Bus Stop here as well with regular Buses between Glasgow and Inveraray passing through Arrochar.

The steady incline Winding Path goes up through Woodland past a Bench, along a Forest Road at the Bench for about 50 yards, then up another steady incline Winding Trail through Woodland.

Once you clear the Woodland, you will see the Twin Peaks of the Cobbler up ahead, follow this good steady incline Trail right out past The Cobbler.

From between The Cobbler on your left and Beinn Narnain on your right, you get a great view up to Beinn Ime.

This low point between the 3 Mountains is about 2,000ft /610m, so about 1,300ft / 396m still to go up to Beinn Ime summit.

The Trail up to Beinn Ime is good in a Dry Spell, may be a bit Soggy in the Rainy Season. Large Image Up.

The Trail goes up nice and Steady, with a little Rocky Section close to the top.

Not sure if this is a man made Cairn on Beinn Ime or natural.

You get great views all around from the top as this is the highest Mountain in the Arrochar / Loch Lomond area.

From the Summit, you will see two other Trails up, one from the West from Butterbridge, and one from the East from Inveruglas, both much tougher Trails, only taken on by Hikers with Experience of No Trails and Scrambling.

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Following the same Trail back down between The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain, you will see the two good Trails up these Mountains. Large Image Down.

It is about 1,000ft / 305m up to these Mountain Summits if you have enough energy left to do one, or even the two of these as well, some really fit people do.

The Path back down to the Car Park seems longer than going up, at least it is a steady decline all the way.

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 Beinn Narnain The Cobbler Ben Donich Beinn an Lochain Rest and be Thankful Ardgartan Inversnaid