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Where we are

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.

Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

G83 7AS is the nearest postcode, a little way down the hill towards Arrochar.

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