|Ben Arthur is better known as "The Cobbler" as its unusual rocky top is considered to represent a cobbler and his last. It is a gem of a mountain with something for everyone. |
The approach is steep but easy, following the route of a dismantled railway, then on well made road into a beautiful glen with the impressive Narnain Boulders.
From there take a minor scramble through rocky outcrops to the summit ridge, with beautiful views in good weather.
Then just when you think you have cracked it you find that to reach the highest point you have to crawl through a hole in rocks (Argyll's Eyeglass) onto an narrow exposed ledge and scramble up to an exposed rock.
Since scrambling and a head for exposure are required, many people have almost reached the summit!