Buachaille Etive Beag

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Buachaille Etive Beag is often overlooked in favour of its more illustrious neighbour. It is, however, a magnificent ridge in its own right, offering superlative views down Loch Etive and of the surrounding peaks of Glencoe. It also has the benefit of an excellent path easing the ascent and descent from the Lairig Eilde.


Well-constructed rocky path to bealach, then fairly straightforward, rocky ridge-walking in good conditions.

Public Transport

Glasgow - Fort William and Skye buses on A82 but nearest stop is The Kingshouse. Traveline Scotland.


Glen Coe car park opposite the 'Beehive' cairn. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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