A low cloud day in the Arrochar Alps equals a low level circuit equals a day of turning right to complete the Glen Loin loop. A lush woodland path connected the train station to the village then our walk meandered for the rest of the day below crags and snow-filled gullies. A more promising outward leg than the map suggested, with open views to the bits of Ben Lomond and other hills not in the cloud. Then a gorgeous walk over the pass of Glen Loin as early evening sunshine broke through the clouds. We pitched the tents in thin birch woods filled with birdsong.
Start/finish: Arrochar and Tarbert train station
Public transport: Glasgow to Oban/Mallaig trains
Our route: At the bottom of the platform steps, turn right and a beautiful path undulates through the woods to Arrochar. We walked along the waterfront then picked up the signed hill path. Where it met a track close to a mast, we turned right and followed this track. Eventually it crossed a side stream at hydro station and we turned right. This track eventually joined the tarmac road to Sloy dam and when it did we turned right again and soon another right, picking up the signs for the Three Lochs Way. A delightful path then returned to Arrochar via Glen Loin. We camped near its head.