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West Coast 200
The Route

Arrochar

No.26 on the route

As you continue along the A83, you’ll next reach Arrochar on the West Coast 200 route. Arrochar is situated at the northern tip of Loch Long and is considered the gateway to the Argyll Forest Park. The forest, mountains and water near Arrochar make it an excellent base for explorers, especially walkers who want to take on the Arrochar Alps.

Due to its forest, loch and surrounding mountains, the views in Arrochar are mesmerising so be sure to bring your camera with you when you visit. There is also a rail line connection here, should you wish to travel elsewhere from Arrochar.

The best thing to do in Arrochar is to make the most of the scenery by walking. There are several gentle trails that take you through the forest, and you can find these routes and trails in leaflets from the local tourist information offices.

If you prefer challenging climbs, then you can take on the Arrochar Alps which include the Munros of Ben Ime which stands at 3,318 feet tall and Ben Arthur, also known as The Cobbler.

In Arrochar itself, you can find plenty of hotels and places to eat and drink, which are much needed after a long walk in this beautiful location.