The highest peak in the Arrochar Alps to the west of Loch Lomond and one of several Munros, Ben Ime offers a superb walk from the shore of Loch Long.
The Arrochar Alps are distinctive landmark summits which combined with the Rest and Be Thankful Pass in the nearby Glen Croe make a dramatic landscape transition between the mountainous National Park and the Argyll area beyond.
The route up is signposted from a car park close to the village of Arrochar and follows a zig-zagging route through forestry before you reach a wide and beautiful glen.
As you walk to Ben Ime you’ll pass the flanks of Ben Narnain and The Cobbler (Ben Arthur). The views from the 1,011m summit take in the nearby Alps and further south along the Cowal Peninsula over moorland, hills, mountains and sea lochs.