Buachaille Etive Beag & Stob Dubh Hike

The 3,035ft Buachaille Etive Beag and 3,136ft Stob Dubh are situated 7 miles east of Glencoe village, 85 miles northwest of Glasgow.

The image right is from the A82 road looking at the east side of Buachaille Etive Beag, a top mountain photo in Scotland. The mountain is too steep from this side for most hikers, is normally hiked from the west side where there is a car park about 1 mile further down the road.

The Glasgow to Fort William & Skye bus passes here but the closest stops are at the Glencoe Ski Centre 5 and a half miles east, or the Glencoe Visitor Centre 5 and a half miles west.

Passing the mountain, you will see a car park with a sign for the path down the east side named Lairig Gartain. This path leads 5 miles to Glen Etive, a good path for photos.

The car park for the hike is right next to the main road, as seen right. A good path leaves from the car park running up between the two peeks that you can just see from this side. The map bottom shows the route.

This route is described as straight forward and the easiest in the area, popular with inexperienced hikers building up their stamina and navigation skills for more testing mountains.

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.

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