Glencoe

A famous and iconic Scottish glen (valley), Glencoe is a must-do for hillwalkers. A glacial valley carved out of the rock by a river of ice ten thousand years ago, Glencoe offers spectacular, towering scenery and the famous Three Sisters of Glencoe - massive tongues of rock reaching down towards the road. Glencoe offers a variety of hillwalking routes, all with easy access from the A82 road. And the Clachaig Inn, one of Scotland's best known pubs, is close by for rest and relaxation afterwards.

 

Choose a route
The Lost Valley

Easy

3-4 hours

The Pap of Glencoe

Moderate

4-6 hours

Buachaille Etive Beag

Moderate

4-6 hours

Buachaille Etive Mor

Challenging

6-10 hours

The Lost Valley

The easiest walk in Glencoe, The Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail in Scottish Gaelic) is a half day walk and the ideal introduction to walking in the Scottish mountains. The Lost Valley is named so because it's impossible to see from the road below! It's long and surprisingly flat - legend has it that Scottish clans used to hide stolen cattle there.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Route difficulty: Easy

Route information: Full details of the meeting place and time will be emailed to you in advance (see more on how to book). The Lost Valley can be done as either a morning or an afternoon walk - let us know which you prefer when you book via the form below. We'll spend some time relaxing in the valley itself if the weather is good, so you may want to bring lunch.

Group ratio: 2 people minimum. Up to 10 people per guide.

Prices: 2 people = £50 per person | 3-4 people = £40 per person | 5 people = £35 per person | 6 people = £30 per person | 7 or more people = £25 per person

The Pap of Glencoe

The Pap of Glencoe (Sgorr na Ciche in Scottish Gaelic) is a rounded hill top at the west end of Glencoe, offering impressive views over Loch Leven, the villages of Glencoe and Ballachulish, and out to sea. The Pap is 742 metres high. Its rocky, flat top is a great place to stop for lunch and admire the mountain scenery before heading back down the same way.

Duration: 4-6 hours

Route difficulty: Moderate

Route information: Full details of the meeting place and time will be emailed to you in advance (see more on how to book). The Pap of Glencoe is a full day walk, though may be finished in less time if the group is fast. We usually meet at 9:00am at the car park in Glencoe village. The path up to the Pap of Glencoe is good but can be boggy if it has been raining (bring good walking boots!).

Mountains climbed: The Pap of Glencoe (742m)

Group ratio: Up to 8 people per guide

Prices: 1 person = £150 | 2 people = £80 per person | 3 people = £60 per person | 4 people = £55 per person | 5-6 people = £45 per person | 7-10 people = £40 per person | 11+ people = £30 per person

Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag is the name of a mountain ridge in Glencoe. It's easy to get to from the A82 and has two munro peaks, Stob Coire Raineach (925m) and Stob Dubh (956m). Buachaille Etive Beag offers stunning views over Glen Etive to the south and Glencoe to the north.

Duration: 4-6 hours

Route difficulty: Moderate

Route information: Full details of the meeting place and time will be emailed to you in advance (see more on how to book). Buachaille Etive Beag is a full day walk so we will usually meet at 9:00am nearby. The ridge involves a couple of small sections of steep ground but is fairly straightforward.

Mountains climbed: Stob Coire Raineach (925m), Stob Dubh (956m)

Group ratio: Up to 8 people per guide

Prices: 1 person = £150 | 2 people = £80 per person | 3 people = £60 per person | 4 people = £55 per person | 5-6 people = £45 per person | 7-10 people = £40 per person | 11+ people = £30 per person

Buachaille Etive Mor

Buachaille Etive Mor - the Great Herdsman of Etive - is one of Scotland's most famous and iconic peaks. It's an impressive triangular mountain, looming over Rannoch Moor and guarding the entrance to the glen. Buachaille Etive Mor is actually a long ridge which has two main peaks. From the road it can difficult to see how the Buachaille can be climbed, but there is a well trodden path to the top. From the summit of Stob Dearg you can see across the bleak and beautiful expanse of Rannoch Moor to the south.

Duration: 7-10 hours

Route difficulty: Challenging

Route information: Full details of the meeting place and time will be emailed to you in advance (see more on how to book). Buachaille Etive Mor is a full day walk so we will meet in the morning, usually at 8:00am. The path winds up Coire na Tulaich, becoming very steep and rocky at the top. From there, it is only a short walk further to the top of Stob Dearg (the first Munro peak) at 1021 metres in height. We then walk along the ridge to the second peak, Stob na Broige, before descending.

Mountains climbed: Stob Dearg (1021m), Stob na Broige (956m)

Group ratio: Up to 6 people per guide

Prices: 1 person = £160 | 2 people = £80 per person | 3 people = £60 per person | 4 people = £55 per person | 5+ people = £50 per person

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