View east of Rest and be Thankful, West of Scotland. 

This evening, I am posting information, plus a range of images taken throughout the seasons, on the popular Rest and Be Thankful viewpoint in Argyll, West of Scotland.

Location is at junction of two roads, the A83 and B828, about 45 miles N.W. of Glasgow, between Loch Lomond and Loch Fyne.Travellers usually encounter this site en-route from Glasgow to Inveraray and the West of Scotland.

In the image above can be seen two roads which run in parallel. The ‘high road’ is the modern A83 whilst the ‘low road’ is a former military road built in 1753 by the British military, being part of an extensive road network to control and police the Highlands following a series of Jacobite uprisings in the 17th and 18th centuries.. It was the military engineers who named the site because it was a place to rest and reflect after a long, uphill march.

The viewpoint overlooks Glen Croe and is at a height of 803 feet above sea level.

Glen Croe viewed from Rest and be Thankful viewpoint.

The original military engineers would be well pleased with their work because their road has proved very durable and been brought back into use as a back-up, due to persistent landslides blocking the more recent A83.

Rest and be Thankful in winter.

Tour guests at Rest and be Thankful in winter