Day Trip to the Ardgartan area
on Sunday 6 February 2022
Map required is LandRanger 56 Loch Lomond & Inveraray area,
but you can download and print a useful map section below ....
This is now a past outing .. like to read about it?
Taking account of the current Covid restrictions and the fact that the Rest and Be Thankful road is prone to closures at this time of year, I’ve opted to start our walk from near the bottom of the Rest and Be Thankful road, a few miles beyond Arrochar.
The meeting point is the car park at the Ardgartan Visitor centre (grid ref NN 269 037) at 09:30. From there, hopefully, it is still possible to drive the 3km to a small parking area at Coilessan (NN 258 012) where there is a locked gate, although there may have been some recent forestry work in the area which may prevent this. I’ll try to confirm the up-to-date position re access.
From Coilessan it is proposed to walk along the forestry roads above Loch Long, as far as the MBA bothy at Mark cottage (also known as Mark Ferry). This would provide shelter for lunch before returning by the outward route or a parallel alternative route. It is about 7.5 km to Mark Cottage if we start from Coilessan and 10.5 km if we have to start from the Visitor Centre. If the latter proves to be too far or the weather conditions are poor then we can curtail the walk and return at any time.
After the walk we could call in at a café in Arrochar before heading for home.
Download a map of the area?
Please let me know by Thursday 3rd February if you intend to join us. Hope to see you on the trip.
Allan Boyd, Ardgartan Organiser
m: 07541 750843
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