Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail), Glen Coe

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Coire Gabhail is the hidden valley where the MacDonalds of Glen Coe hid their rustled cattle. A visit involves a very rough but intensely dramatic and scenic walk.


Steep and rocky path with some mild scrambling; great care needed.

Public Transport

Glasgow - Fort William and Skye buses passes along the A82(T)

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 and may not be suitable in winter. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.


Car park in Glen Coe. Map and directions.

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