Glencoe and Kinlochleven

Glencoe and Kinlochleven

Glen Coe is the most famous and perhaps most impressively dramatic of all Scottish glens, the perfect scenic match for its dark history of the massacre of the Macdonalds. For keen walkers, this is a true Mecca, epitomised by the famous pyramid of Buachaille Etive Mor, the guardian at the entrance to the glen. The highest peak is the great multi-summited massif of Bidean nam Bian whose three great buttresses rise impressively above the road and are known as the 'Three Sisters', whereas the north wall of the glen is the turreted and notorious ridge of the Aonach Eagach.

Just to the south is the much quieter and secluded Glen Etive, with its own ranges of impressive mountains. North and east of Glencoe is beautiful Loch Leven, with the town of Kinlochleven at its eastern end nestled beneath the great mountain range of the Mamores, with walks as exciting as in Glencoe itself.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Ballachulish Slate Quarries and Loch Leven, Ballachulish grade2km 45 mins - 1 hour
Glencoe Lochan trails grade2.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Signal Rock and An Torr, Glencoe grade2.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Brecklet Trail, Ballachulish grade3km 1 - 1.5 hours
Inchree Falls, near Onich grade5km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
The Grey Mare's Tail and Mamore Lodge, Kinlochleven gradegrade3.5km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail), Glen Coe gradegradegrade4km 2 - 3 hours
The Pap of Glencoe gradegradegrade7km 3.5 - 5 hours
Buachaille Etive Beag gradegradegrade8km 5 - 6 hours
Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh gradegradegrade11km 4 - 5 hours
Blackwater Reservoir, Kinlochleven gradegradegrade17.5km 5 - 6 hours
Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven gradegradegradegrade6km 4.5 - 6 hours
Beinn Maol Chaluim, from Glen Etive gradegradegradegrade7.5km 4 - 6 hours
Meall Dearg from the north gradegradegradegrade8.5km 5 - 6 hours
Beinn Trilleachan, Glen Etive gradegradegradegrade8.75km 6 - 7 hours
Beinn Mhic Chasgaig, Glen Etive gradegradegradegrade9.75km 5.5 - 6 hours
Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh from the Ski centre gradegradegradegrade10.5km 5 - 7 hours
Bidean nam Bian gradegradegradegrade11km 7 - 9 hours
Stob Dubh, Glen Etive gradegradegradegrade11.5km 7.5 - 8 hours
Buachaille Etive Mor gradegradegradegrade13km 6 - 9 hours
Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean, Mamores gradegradegradegrade14km 7 - 9 hours
Beinn a'Bheithir gradegradegradegrade15.5km 6 - 9 hours
Beinn nan Aighenan, Glen Etive gradegradegradegrade15.75km 7 - 9 hours
Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor gradegradegradegrade16km 7 - 9 hours
Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Meall Lighiche gradegradegradegrade16km 7 - 9 hours
Stob Coir'an Albannaich & Meall nan Eun gradegradegradegrade18km 7 - 9 hours
Mam na Gualainn circuit, Kinlochleven gradegradegradegrade19.5km 7 - 8 hours
Sgurr Eilde Mor & Binnein Beag, Mamores gradegradegradegrade20km 9 - 11 hours
Glas Bheinn from Kinlochleven gradegradegradegrade20.75km 7 - 8 hours
Fraochaidh, from Ballachulish gradegradegradegrade21km 7 - 8 hours
Aonach Eagach gradegradegradegradegrade9.5km 6 - 9 hours
The West Highland Way 150km 8 Stages

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