Cruach Tairbeirt Forest Notices
COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Follow the path of 13th century Viking raiders
Trails around the hill above the villages of Arrochar and Tarbet will give you wonderful views of the Arrochar Alps – the impressive mountains clustered round the head of Loch Long.
These pretty woods nestle above the pass through which warlike Norsemen once land-hauled their longships from Loch Long to Loch Lomond. In 1263 a Viking raiding party hauled longships through this part of the forest, hoping to attack settlements on Loch Lomond. However, the trip came to a sticky end in a stormy sea battle at Largs.
Linking Arrochar and Tarbet Station, this path passes through attractive birchwoods and provides wonderful views across Loch Long to the Arrochar Alps.
Uneven gravel path with some short rocky sections. Long steep slopes. Some sections may be muddy.
Allow 1½ hour
Facilities & access
The nearest public toilets are in Tarbet village. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in both Tarbet and Arrochar.
The trails can be accessed from the underpass at Arrochar & Tarbet train station. You can also access the west end of the Arrochar Trail from the steps opposite the Arrochar Tea Room
There are no parking facilities here. The nearest public car parks are in Arrochar to the west or Tarbet to the east.
G83 7DA is the nearest postcode.
Trails start from Arrochar & Tarbet railway station, where there is also a bus stop. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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