From Tarbet Station to Inveruglas Car Park: 9.5km, 6 miles Ascent about 411m.
This comparatively short section utilises good paths, tracks and the Sloy Hydro road and gives an easy and attractively scenic finish to your Three Lochs Way experience.
As there is no accommodation at Inveruglas, your options here include the City Link bus north or south on the A82 (City Link Timetable), taking the ferry to the Inversnaid hotel, (perhaps to continue your walking on the West Highland Way – call Cruise Loch Lomond on 01301 702356 for times) or catching the 4 pm boat back to Tarbet - call them in advance on 01301 702356 to arrange to be picked up. At Tarbet there is plenty of accommodation and for onward travel you can also access the West Highland Railway line.
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Starting through the Tarbet Station underpass, the Way immediately strikes up to the left and soon you have good views over Arrochar and Loch Long to The Cobbler, always an impressive sight. After a kilometre the path swings around to the north and enters the delightful Glen Loin woodland which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a particular joy in spring and notable for reportings of Red Squirrels. 3 km further north the path climbs up over a low bealach to Coiregrogain which is spectacularly hemmed in by the surrounding peaks of Ben Vorlich, A Chrois and Ben Vane. Before making the easy 3.5 km descent from here by the hydro road to Inveruglas, the detour up to and across the impressive Sloy Dam is well worth the additional 6km.
The last kilometre lies along a footpath by the dangerously busy A82 - take care when crossing to the Inveruglas Car park which marks the northern terminus of the Three Lochs Way.
While waiting for your ferry or bus, a must do at Inveruglas is to sample the delights of the little cafe there where you can ask the assistant for the Three Lochs Way Achievement Book so you can add your name to the list of those who have completed the route!
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The Three Lochs Way is managed and maintained by the voluntary efforts of members of Helensburgh & District Access Trust which urgently requires funding for improvements to the route. Find out more on how you can help.