Three Glens Loop - Arrochar & Tarbet/Ardlui

Submited by Chris Collins

Statistics

Distance
37 miles (59.55km)
Ascent
5371ft (1637.08m)
Effort
6/10
Recommended Tyre
40c+

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Route notes

The route starts and ends at Arrochar & Tarbet (ART) railway station with a few sections of roads between some long sections of fantastic gravel tracks through the Arrochar Alps.

24 miles into the loop Abyssinia Bothy sits just off the route - worth a visit.

Route photos

Gravel track on the Glen Loin section Photo © John Ferguson (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Logging road, Glen Loin. The road climbs gently around the lower slopes of A' Chrois and up into Gleann Leacann Sheileach on the other side of the hill, or to Inveruglas. Photo © Richard Webb (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Bridge over Inveruglas Water Photo © Stephen Sweeney (cc-by-sa/2.0)
A short 3 miles on the A82, pretty flat but traffic can be busy at times. Photo © John Firth (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Track through forestry. There is a clearing on the right because the track briefly runs parallel to power lines. Photo © Mark Nightingale (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Kinglas Water in Glen Kinglas . Photo © Chris Wimbush (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Glen Croe from the Rest and Be Thankful - An eighteenth century military road snakes it way through Glencroe. Photo © Euan Nelson (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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