Bidean nam Bian & Stob Coire Sgreamhach
The 3,770ft, 1,150m Bidean nam Bian and 3,517ft,
1,072m Stob Coire Sgreamhach are situated 5 miles
east of Glencoe village, 87 miles northwest of
The image right is from the A82 road looking at
the east side of the Bidean nam Bian range. The large
car park for the mountain is just down and round the
The Glasgow to Fort William
& Skye bus passes here but the closest stop is at
the Glencoe Visitor Centre 4 miles west.
The main car park for this hike is the one with
the large cairn where the tour buses stop, as seen
right. There are other car parks close by should this
one be full.
The images 3rd and 4th down show the car park with
the rocky Bidean nam Bian range. The 3 mountains here
over 3,000ft are the ones out in the distance, past
the two peaks closest to the car park.
The main hiking route is to make your way from
this car park to the good path up between the two
peaks, up past a number of waterfalls, turn right
close to the top of the waterfalls just before the
box waterfall, go up around the buttress/cliffs, and
onto the the summit of Stob Coir Nan Lochan.
The scrambling route is go straight up past all
the waterfalls, past the left side of three lochans,
and up the steep northeast ridge of Stob Coir Nan
Lochan. This mountain is not classed as a Munro as it
is next to Bidean nam Bian.
The route is then over to Bidean nam Bian via a
steep ridge, then round to Stob Coire Sgreamhach via
a fairly straight forward ridge.
The route back down is go back to the low point
between Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach,
then down the really steep Red Scree Gully.
Finally, walk along the Lost Valley back to the
car park. This valley is where the MacDonald's hid
their stolen cattle.
The Red Scree Gully can have snow and ice in it in
spring and early summer, so you may have to go back
down the main route up.
Hikers with limited experience should only hike
these really rugged mountains in clear weather and
avoid snow and ice conditions.
Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and
Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as
in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter,
make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know
how to use them.
Bidean nam Bian