Thursday, 23 November 2023
In November 1923, only four years after the establishment of the Forestry Commission, Glenmore was purchased from the Duke of Gordon. 2023 marks 100 ye...
Situated at the base of beautiful Glen Croe, below the famous Rest and Be Thankful viewpoint, Honeymoon Bridge makes for a great start to a local adventure with easy access to the surrounding hills.
With tables and benches, it's also a perfect picnic spot to break up on the long drive from Glasgow to Argyll.
One of the most popular hills in Scotland, The Cobbler (or Ben Arthur) is most commonly climbed from its eastern side, beginning at our Arrochar forest. However, the more experienced hillwalkers amongst you may enjoy the challenge of the climb from Honeymoon Bridge.
This climb is strenuous and covers a mix of steep, rocky and open ground. This one definitely needs warm, waterproof clothing, hillwalking boots, a map and a compass!
Glen Croe is a local bouldering hotspot. Check UK Climbing for details.
The nearest public toilets are a short drive down the hill at Ardgartan. There are shops and cafés in Arrochar village, a few miles to the east and a popular catering van serving snacks and drinks at the Rest and Be Thankful car park to the west.
We are trialling an extension of Stay the Night to run over winter this year. This means motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at this car park.
There is a £7 charge to Stay the Night at all participating car parks. Payment can be made through RingGo with details of how to do this at each car park.
To help plan your stay, please see the details below:
Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
Honeymoon Bridge lies on the north side of the A83 between Loch Long and the Rest and Be Thankful, 3½ miles west of Arrochar.
If coming from the west, the turn-off can be tricky to spot. Keep an eye out for our green sign just after a tight bend that crosses a brick-walled bridge over a river.
G83 7AS is the nearest postcode, although isn't specific to Honeymoon Bridge.
Buses between Glasgow and Inveraray pass the entrance, although the nearest dedicated bus stop is 1 mile to the east at Ardgartan. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
Endless trails through an area of vast natural beauty
Start your hillwalk up The Arrochar Alps