Monday, 20 December 2021
Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.
Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A scenic stop off on the iconic Rest and Be Thankful
Endless trails through an area of vast natural beauty