The 968m / 3,172ft Aonach Eagach Ridge is 6
miles east of Glencoe village, 87 miles northwest
The image right is from the A82 road looking
at the east end of the Ridge. The Car Parks for
these Mountains are 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, would need to check with the
company to see if they would drop you off at
the Large Car Park.
The Car Park in the photo second top is the
small Car Park right at the start of the
The larger Car Park, known as the Glencoe
Valley Viewpoint, the one the Tour Buses stop
at with a large Information Cairn, is about 100
yards down the road. Road Map.
There is a nice Steep Trail up the first
Mountain named Am Bodach at 3,094ft with a
couple of fairly easy scrambling sections.
Am Bodach is a great Mountain on its own to
hike with some of the best views in Scotland,
should you not fancy taking on the Ridge.
Large Image Along
From the top of Am Bodach, you get a good
view along the Ridge, a long way, and the
highest descent on the Ridge is off Am Bodach,
a bit tricky and dangerous juts to start off
Once along all the Pinnacles, the safe Trail
down is towards the left side of the Pap of
Glencoe then down to a Car Park 1 mile outside
You can also hike the Pap of
Glencoe with a nice faint trail straight
over to it, but few people have enough energy
left for that.
Some people use 2 cars, parking one at each
end, some walk the 5 miles back along the road,
some go down the dangerous south side so only
have about 3 miles to walk back, but there have
been a few deaths on the south side routes
down, see the Large Images for those Dangerous
For a lift back to the east Car Park, there
are a few Taxis in the area.
Glencoe Taxi number is 01855 811 764
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