GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Buachaille Etive Mor

8 miles (13 km)

Explore the stunning Buachaille Etive Mor ridge on this exhilarating walk in Fort William.
Buachaille Etive Mor is a distinctive pyramid shaped mountainin Glen Etive. The stunning ridge contains four distinct peaks including Stob Dearg (1022m), Stob na Doire (1011m), Stob Coire Altruim (941m) and Stob na Broige (956m). This circular walk starts from the parking area by the A82 at Altnafeadh and ascends the four peaks in turn, before descending along the River Coupall. You'll enjoy stunning scenery with wonderful views over Rannoch Moor and Glen Etive. The ridge walk is challenging with some steep sections but you are rewarded with breathtaking views. Buachaille Etive Mor can be seen in the Bond film Skyfall, when James Bonddrives M away from Raoul Silva.

Postcode

PA34 4NT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Buachaille Etive Mor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Buachaille Etive Mor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north east and you could visit the remote Corrour Station. The station is notable as the highestmainlinerailway stationin theUnited Kingdom. From here there is a nice trail to follow to the nearby Loch Ossian.
To the north west is the splendid Glencoe Lochan Trail.
Head north and you could visit the second highest waterfall in Scotland on the Steall Falls Walk. It's a spectacular sight and another scenic highlight of the area.
Just to the west you'll find the Three Sisters Glencoe Waterfall Walk. There's a car park and viewpoint here with excellent views of the three striking mountains. You can then pick up trails along the River Coe with a series of pretty waterfalls to see on the way.
Head south west and there's the popular coastal town of Oban to visit. There's a lovely bay and a fine climb to the viewpoint on McCaig's Tower to enjoy here. To the north of the town there's the expansive Loch Creran where you can visit the wildlife rich Shian Woodland Nature Reserve.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Photos

Buachaille Etive Mor - geograph.org.uk - 27371

Buachaille Etive Mor. Looking north along the ridge to Stob Dearg; Blackwater Reservoir in the distance.

Near the summit of Buachaille Etive Mor - geograph.org.uk - 975529

Near the summit of Buachaille Etive Mor. Looking towards the A82 from near the summit.

Stob Dearg - geograph.org.uk - 765135

Stob Dearg. This fine view is fixating as you travel along the main road through the Highlands to Glencoe. No matter what the weather, your eyes are glued.

Stob Dearg from Altnafeadh - geograph.org.uk - 397098

Stob Dearg from Altnafeadh. Stob Dearg and the Coire na Tulaich, taken on a warm, sunny day, from the rough parking just south of Altnafeadh. The Lagangarbh bothy is in the foreground.

Summit cairn on Stob Coire Altrium - geograph.org.uk - 1875736

Summit cairn on Stob Coire Altrium

Stob Na Doire - geograph.org.uk - 115606

Stob Na Doire

Stob na Broige summit shelter - geograph.org.uk - 27372

Stob na Broige summit shelter. Built of the local granites.

Coire Altruim - geograph.org.uk - 591886

Coire Altruim. A faint path gives a steep but under normal conditions trouble free climb to the ridge of the Buachaille Etive, apart from by the slab seen slightly higher and to the right of centre, where any apparent difficulties rapidly disappear once challenged.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Buachaille Etive Mor.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)