The weather was forecast to be sunny with a few clouds but it actually turned out rather dull and Grey…..still it was dry and just on the right side of breezy.We started at the Hill House (The famous work of Charles and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh.)
The climb from Helensurgh.
A straightforward and fairly level cycle up Glen Fruin then a climb up to cross the main road sees you high above Faslane.
I think these are army shelters.
In the distance lies the track we must climb up to after some nice singletrack in the Glen.
The views start to open up alongside Loch Long with the Cobbler in the distance.
This is where the trail really starts to kick in with some short steep climbs and descents.
Arrochar comes into view.
Heading back after touching base at Tarbet.
Lots of military installations round here. Don’t be surprised to see soldiers appearing from the undergrowth.
Back to Helensburgh.
Overall…..Not a bad spin out with enough climbing to let your legs know they have been working but if I do it again I will include the road work along Loch Lomond to Helensburgh just to say I have done the loop.