Walkers, climbers, runners, bikers and visitors to the Arrochar Alps enjoyed a warm welcome last Saturday at the chilly launch of the Arrochar and Tarbet Paths leaflet. The leaflet promotes nine stunning walks in the breath-taking landscape surrounding Loch Long and Loch Lomond.

A morning run up Ben Ime

 

Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust volunteers provided home baking and hot drinks with the help of Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team in order to boost the energy and spirits of the many visitors enjoying a chilly morning hike in the beautiful hills. Two sweaty but healthy runners even emerged from the icy peaks to enjoy a hot drink after a 3-hour run up Ben Ime!

The leaflet promotes a variety of walks of differing length and challenges, from the fairly easy Tarbet to Inverbeg stroll on the old road via Firkin Point along the shores of Loch Lomond, to the more strenuous climbs up Cruach Tairbeirt or up the famous Ben Arthur, known locally as ‘The Cobbler’.

 

Mhairi Cadie, mother of two and a Director on the Community Development Trust said:

Not only will the Paths Leaflet encourage healthy and active living and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of the area, it also responds to the numerous requests we receive from visitors and local tourism businesses for information about paths and walking opportunities in the area.

We are in the process of disseminating leaflets to tourism businesses including B&Bs, the local art studio, hotels and cafes. Cruise Loch Lomond has welcomed the new publication because it highlights the waterbus and ferry services linking paths and communities on the west of Loch Lomond to those on the east in the Trossachs. Funds from the sale of the leaflet will go towards future reprints and other community projects – thanks to those who supported us on Saturday when we raised over £100

The attractive leaflet was published and the content written by volunteers from the local Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust with the printing funded by the Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs ‘Business in the Park’ scheme and graphic design talent was donated by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. For further information, please email cdt@threevillages.org.uk.

Shonny Paterson local Councillor views leaflet with Trust volunteer Fiona

 

DOWNLOAD YOUR LEAFLET : Arrochar Tarbet Paths leafletv5

 

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