Bidean nam Bian & Stob Coire
The 3,770ft, 1,150m Bidean nam Bian and
3,517ft, 1,072m Stob Coire Sgreamhach are 5
miles east of Glencoe village, 87 miles northwest
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 corner.
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The Glasgow to Fort
William & Skye bus passes here but the
closest stop is at the Glencoe Visitor Centre 4
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
The route is then over to Bidean nam Bian
via a steep ridge, then round to Stob Coire
Sgreamhach via a fairly straight forward
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
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.
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