The Area

The three villages of Arrochar, Tarbet and Succoth are situated within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, at the gateway to the Argyll Forest Park, and at the foot of the Arrochar Alps, in an area rich with spectacular views and scenery.

Succoth and Arrochar lie nestled below the mountains at the head of Loch Long, a sea loch that cuts deep into the heart of the National Park. From Arrochar, it’s just a short distance across the isthmus (following the route once taken by the Vikings) to Tarbet, situated on the shores of Scotland’s largest freshwater loch, Loch Lomond.

The area’s dramatic scenery is largely thanks to its position just north of the Highland Boundary Fault, created hundreds of millions of years ago when the harder rocks from the north collided with the softer rocks from the south, leaving the three villages officially in ‘The Highlands’. These hard rocks have been further shaped by wind, rain and glaciers to produce the stunning mix of mountains, lochs and waterfalls that characterise the area today.

The area’s unique position makes it an ideal stop for climbers and walkers keen to explore the stunning mountains or gentle forestry trails, for divers who come to explore the underwater caves in Loch Long, and for anyone who loves ‘messing about in boats’, as well as for those happy to just sit and admire some of the best views in Scotland.

The positions of the villages provide easy access south to Glasgow, west to Oban and its ferry connections to the isles, and north to Glencoe and Fort William.


Arrochar from the Three Lochs WayBen Lomond from The CobblerCobbler pathDown the lochCobbler's cragsFrosty Loch LongTarbet, Loch LomondBen Lomond over the mistArrocharTarbet from above