The Cobbler

The Cobbler

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Recommended by 27 out of 27 hikers


  • Jochen

    The Cobbler - also known as Ben Arthur - has the most distinctive outline of any mountain in the Southern Highlands and makes a fantastic shorter hillwalk. Extremely popular, the path on the way up has been improved in recent years and once past the initial zig zags makes a pleasant ascent. This route explores both main peaks of the Cobbler before descending on a rugged path between the two. Alternatively the route can be made easier by returning the same way.

    • May 17, 2019

  • Trail Magazine

    Knobbly, gnarled and unmistakable, Ben Arthur – affectionately known as The Cobbler due to its shoemaker-esque silhouette – is just 30m short of Munro status. Nonetheless, the culmination of its ascent, which involves clambering though a rock window onto a smooth and sloping summit boulder perched airily above empty space, is amongst the most thrilling top-outs of any peak.

    • December 13, 2019

  • Chris✶

    Not the easiest hike but it's a totally different world up there! It can be quite misty but it is still a very rewarding climb!

    • September 8, 2020

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Location: Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom


  • Elevation920 m

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