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Glencoe and Kinlochleven


Glencoe

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.

Accommodation

  • Glencoe, Kinlochleven Hotels
  • Glencoe, Kinlochleven B&B
  • Glencoe, Kinlochleven Cottages
  • Fort William Hostels

  • Walk Grade Distance Time
    Ballachulish Slate Quarries and Loch Leven 2km 45 mins - 1 hour
    Glencoe Lochan trails 2.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
    Signal Rock and An Torr, Glencoe 2.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
    Brecklet Trail, Ballachulish 3km 1 - 1.5 hours
    Inchree Falls, near Onich 5km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
    Mamore Lodge and the Grey Mare's Tail, Kinlochleven 3.5km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
    Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail), Glen Coe 4km 2 - 3 hours
    The Pap of Glencoe 7km 3.5 - 5 hours
    Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh 11km 4 - 5 hours
    Blackwater Reservoir, Kinlochleven 17.5km 5 - 6 hours
    Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven 6km 4.5 - 6 hours
    Beinn Maol Chaluim, from Glen Etive 7.5km 4 - 6 hours
    Buachaille Etive Beag 8km 5 - 7 hours
    Meall Dearg from the north 8.5km 5 - 6 hours
    Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh from the Ski centre 10.5km 5 - 7 hours
    Bidean nam Bian 11km 7 - 9 hours
    Buachaille Etive Mor 13km 6 - 9 hours
    Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean, Mamores 14km 7 - 9 hours
    Beinn a'Bheithir 15.5km 6 - 9 hours
    Beinn nan Aighenan, Glen Etive 15.75km 7 - 9 hours
    Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor 16km 7 - 9 hours
    Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Meall Lighiche 16km 7 - 9 hours
    Stob Coir'an Albannaich & Meall nan Eun 18km 7 - 9 hours
    Mam na Gualainn circuit, Kinlochleven 19.5km 7 - 8 hours
    Sgurr Eilde Mor & Binnein Beag, Mamores 20km 9 - 11 hours
    Glas Bheinn from Kinlochleven 20.75km 7 - 8 hours
    Fraochaidh, from Ballachulish 21km 7 - 8 hours
    Aonach Eagach 9.5km 6 - 9 hours
    The West Highland Way 150km 8 Stages


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