The Cobbler

As Jennifer was away this weekend doing a Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition practice it was just myself and Craig. The forecast looked good so I suggested that we do the Cobbler in the Arrochar Alps.

We arrived at the car park at about 12.30 and were soon on our way. Craig kept asking when we would get to the Narnain boulders and soon he got his chance to do a bit of scrambling.

Craig with the Cobbler in background

Craig with the Cobbler in background

On top of a Narnain Boulder!

On top of a Narnain Boulder!

We were soon heading up the front of the Cobbler and then made our way to the south top to watch some folk thread the needle.

Dad showing Craig how to thread the needle!

Dad showing Craig how to thread the needle!

We were going to have lunch but midges put paid to that! Not sure why but there were none lower down but hundreds on the summit. We headed back to the beallach where there was a bit of a breeze to keep them away. We then headed for the north summit then took the well made path down the north side back to the path down to the Narnain boulders this time for a joint clamber up one!

On top of the north summit

On top of the north summit

Dad and Craig on the Narnain Boulders

Dad and Craig on the Narnain Boulders

The only disappointment of the day was the football result in which the Tigers were mauled by the Lions 4-0. To make up for that we made a slight detour to the Real Food Cafe for some well earned fish and chips! And on the way home we popped in to the Drovers Inn to show Craig the infamous stuffed bear!

The Drovers Inn Bear!

The Drovers Inn Bear!

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3 Responses to “The Cobbler”

  1. “to watch some folk thread the needle” you mean you wetted out of it again! Nice shot of you both on the Narnain Boulders, you must have ran and scrambled up quickly after setting the self timer! If you have to make up for every Hull game lost this season by visiting the Real Food Cafe for a Fish Supper then you may be packing on the pounds by Christmas! 🙂

  2. ayrshiretiger Says:

    Ha ha! Done it once and that was quite enough! Anyway, I don’t think Craig’s mum would have been too impressed had he gone home with a photo of him on the very top! Narnain boulders were fun though!

    As for City, didn’t you know that we always get stuffed 4-0 by someone when we get promoted to the top division! We were mid table when Southampton beat us 4-0…cue much doom and despair but after that we went on the run that took us to 3rd place and Wembley…!

    Hope you make it over to the NYMs this weekend.

  3. Infamous? Surely it’s just famous, or what do I not know about the bear’s past? :O)

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