What I love about Glasgow is how easy it is to escape into the countryside. In the time it takes to watch a tv programme, you can be at the top of Loch Lomond absorbing the peace and quiet and not having to dart out everyone’s way.
For ages, I’d seen pictures of a wooden pyramid like feature that I wanted to visit but I had no idea where it was. After visiting The Lighthouse, I saw a picture of it at one of their exhibitions and discovered that it was called An Ceann Mor and luckily for me, it was only an hour’s drive away.
An Ceann Mor
Going from Glasgow to Inveruglas is a lovely scenic drive that feels more like twenty minutes than an hour. We parked at the Inveruglas visitor centre which is next to the viewpoint. From the car park, it takes about 5 minutes max to get to the viewpoint.
An Ceann Mor was built as part of the Scottish Scenic Routes project and was unveiled in 2015 to increase tourism to the area.
The viewpoint stands on the banks of Loch Lomond, making for a very pretty shot of the view from path to water. An Ceann Mor has stairs on one side of it (31 steps) giving you a higher view of Loch Lomond and the Arrochar Alps – it stands at eight metres high.
It’s something quite unusual and it certainly attracted a lot of visitors, I patiently waited to snap a photo of the viewpoint with no-one around it! Inveruglas is near Arrochar and Tarbet which have some cute tea rooms and plenty of walks.
On our way home, we stopped off at Cruach Tairbeirt and completed the whole walk, there’s two paths you can start at but either way takes you back to the start eventually. On this walk, you can see the trains at certain points whizz by you which was quite scary at first! It’s a great walk though, with all the trees around you, it feels like you’ve got the whole place to yourself.
The journey on the way there and back goes so quickly because there’s lots of lovely scenery to look at between Inveruglas and Glasgow – it beats the grey motorway.
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