One of our favourite walks from the village is to take the Glen Loin Footpath from the head of the loch. Park opposite the caravan park and petrol station, or you can walk from the house if you want to be car free. It’s a lovely meandering walk through the glen towards Inveruglas, at the foot of the Arrochar alps.
A 5.5 kms of path from Arrochar takes you to Coiregrogain, the name for a ruined house but also for the glen to the west. An additional 2 km along the private road from Coiregrogain to Inveruglas takes you to the main A82 road. This is a one way route, so you’ll nee a second car at Inveruglas, or a friendly pick up!
To make it a lovely 17km circular walk from the head of Loch Long, head west and south west at Coriegrogan along the forest roads to Succoth and the days start point. Starting at Arrochar, heading north on the forest path located east of Loch Long going past Glen Loin House. Follow this path for 5.5 kms heading towards Inveruglas Water. After arriving at Coiregrogain, cross the bridge over Inveruglas Water, at first following the path north towards Loch Sloy with its dam, in 300 metres take the path heading west as it skirts along the lower slopes of Ben Vane, as if heading up Gleann Uaine (Green Valley). After approximately 2 kms the path heads back into the forest and after half a kilometre head east and then south-west along the forest path on the other side of Glen Loin which leads to Succoth and Loch Long and you’re back in Arrochar.
Want to shorten it? Head out from the same start date, and walk through the glen until you want to turn back! Simple, and wonderful.
Circular Walk Distance: Approx 17km (12 miles)
Walk time: Approx 4/5 hours
Height gain: 250m