Honeymoon Bridge 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.
At this location:
- The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
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 climed 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.
Facilities & access
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.
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.