Corbetts in Helensburgh & Lomond
There are 5 Corbetts (Scottish Mountains between 2,500 and 3,000 feet high, with at least 500 feet of descent on all sides) in Helensburgh and Lomond – Beinn a’ Choin, Beinn Luibhean, Ben Arthur (The Cobbler), The Brack and Ben Donich.
Route descriptions courtesy of Walk Highlands.
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Beinn a’ Choin – 770m/2,526ft
Beinn a’ Choin may be situated between Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, but it is almost completely neglected. The most obvious route – a horseshoe around Coire Arklet – has problematic parking issues; our route heads up from the RSPB car park at Garrison Farm.
Walking route: Beinn a’ Choin from Inversnaid
Beinn Luibhean – 858m/2,814ft
Beinn Luibhean is the least known of the Arrochar Alps, connected by a high bealach to the highest, Beinn Ime.
Walking route: Beinn Luibhean via the south ridge
Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) – 884m/2,900ft
The Cobbler is one of the best-known mountains in Scotland, its three summits forming an instantly recognisable outline. The true summit, the central peak, requires a tricky scrambling manouvre to conquer – perhaps the most technical mainland summit – and most of the thousands who venture up here decide to give it a miss.
Walking route: The Cobbler from Arrochar
The Brack – 787m/2,582ft
The Brack is a Corbett of character, rising steeply above the forestry of Ardgartan. It looks especially fine from Arrochar across the waters of Loch Long.
Walking route: The Brack and Cnoc Coinnich from Ardgartan
Ben Donich – 847m/2,779ft
Ben Donich is a popular neighbour to the Arrochar Alps, usually climbed from a parking area high near the Rest and Be Thankful pass. The ascent is short and reasonably straightforward with a slight scramble descent before the summit.
Walking route: Ben Donich from Rest and Be Thankful
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