Rest and Be Thankful
Rest and Be Thankful 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.
One of Scotland's classic views
Just a viewpoint – but what a view! The road has climbed to 800 feet here as it crosses the mountains between Loch Long and Loch Fyne. For part of the way, it follows the line of the military road built in 1753: the soldiers who built it gave the pass its name.
There’s a marker stone recording the history of the pass at the bottom of the car park, just where the old road comes in.
Facilities & access
Regardless of the time of year, you'll likely find a popular catering van serving snacks and drinks at the car park. The nearest public toilets are down the glen at the entrance to our Ardgartan trails.
This is an easy place to spot. The large car park is at the top of a long glen as the A83 rises west from Arrochar and Loch Long.
G83 7AS is the nearest postcode, a little way down the hill towards Arrochar.
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