Beinn Maol Chaluim, from Glen Etive

Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation

Beinn Maol Chaluim lies behind its great neighbour Bidean nam Bian and is thus hidden from Glencoe except for a glimpse from the village. The steep slopes of Bidean deter any walk linking the two mountains - instead Beinn Maol Chaluim is almost invariably climbed from Glen Etive. It gives a fairly short hillwalk, with rugged going lower down but crowned by the final ridge traverse with excellent views.


Pathless; wet and rough lower down but drier, rockier terrain higher up.

Public Transport



Glen Etive road above Lochan Urr. Open start point in Google Maps for 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.

Users' reports

As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.
There are 9 user reports for this walk - click to read them.

Write your own report - there's £90 to win at Webtogs each month
  • Currently 2.00/5

User Rating
Log in to vote
Grade (key)

bog factorbog factorbog factor
Bog Factor (key)