Glencoe truly is magnificent but it can be very crowded, especially on weekends! Thankfully I have days off during the week so I set off one Thursday in blazing heat to walk the iconic Big Bookil - Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)
Stob Dearg (Buachaille).
On arrival the car park wasn't too bad - happy days I crossed the bridge and headed up the rocky gully, it wasn't long before I reached the bealach. I headed left for the short climb to Stog Dearg. I was in no rush today so after sumitting I found a nice seclyded spot and sunbathed for an hour, I would do the same on Stob na Broige
The ridge to Stob Dearg is long and enticing, a beautiful walk with stunning 360deg views Had the summit of Stob Dearg all to myself Spent an hour staring down Loch Etive before making my way off the mountain via the glen. Once back at the bridge crossing the river I decided to finish the day with a cool dip A great walk...when sunny and quiet
The route ahead
The Wee Bookil
Big Bookil Summit
Ridge to Stob na Broige
Returning via the glen
Managed to drive home before the madness of rush hour traffic!! A great wee day out
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