Hillwalking in Glen Arklet, Stirling between Loch Lomond at Inversnaid and Loch Katrine, Stronachlachar Scottish Walks with Tony Connery

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Hillwalking in Glen Arklet

Walking Lomond Glens
      Glen Arklet      Glen Douglas      Glen Finlas      Glen Luss      

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Glen Arklet, Stirling Council - The valley Containing Loch Arklet is situated between Loch lomond and Loch Katrine
with Inversnaid and incorporates Glen Arklet reservoir and dam..



Hillwalking Glen Arklet, East Loch Lomond & Trossachs - Stirlingshire. - Scottish Walks

Length: 6 mile Duration:  4 Hours.
Difficulty: 2/10 O.S. 56



Situated in the Council area of Argyll and Bute, Glen Luss Valley carries douglas water east to Loch lomond at the village of Luss. From the valley looking north you can see the mountains of Beinn Eich at 702, near the village of Edentaggart and to the south Beinn Chaorach at 713 and Beinn Ruisg at 593. Including Edentaggart to the north you have the villages of Luss, Camstraddan and Aldochlay which all lie west of Loch Lomond on the A82.


Glen and Loch Arklet lie on the eastern side of Loch Lomond, with the walk starting at either end of the loch. The most romantic way to do the walk would be to take the small ferry from the western side of Loch Lomond on the A82 at Inveruglas and sample the beauty of Loch Lomond itself. Once on the other side just take the road from the Inversnaid Hotel, the walk being the road itself, so watch out for traffic.
Loch Arklet with Lomond Mountains
Loch Arklet with Loch Lomond Mountains


your first mile runs through some forestry before opening out into the glen and views of the loch. On the left, you will see Stob an Fhainne, followed by Maol Mor and on the right is Loch Arklet with its small spattering of islands. After a mile or so, look back and you can see the mountains of A'Chrois, Ben Ime and Ben Vane, all knitted together on the far side of Loch Lomond, a sight to behold, I may add. If you wish to carry on at the end of Loch Arklet, another 10 minutes on the road will take you to Stronachlachar and great views along Loch Katrine and the Trossachs mountains.

On Glen Arklet looking west from Inversnaid
Looking West from Inversnaid
Loch Katrine Island
An Island on Loch Katrine


Should you wish to start the walk at Stonachlachar, travel through Aberfoyle and take the B829, this route offers the chance to see lochs Ark and Chon before reaching the Stronachlachar car park. Whichever way you choose, the walk is around 10 miles return and will take around 4 hours plus stoppage time.



   

 

 

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