Buachaille Etive Mor and Etive BeagThe Shepherds of Etive - Etive Mor and Etive Beag guard the eastern approaches to Glencoe.
When driving towards Glencoe it is the intimidating northern summit of Etive Mor that dramatically comes into view. This peak which is called Stob Dearg and often just referred to as 'the Buachaille', rises dramatically above Rannoch Moor and is very popular with climbers, hill walkers and scramblers.
Main route summary
Etive Beag is smaller than Etive Mor and similar in shape. A fine path from the north-west makes for easy access (see Alternative Routes).
Due popularity of these hills and with The West Highland Way passing nearby, parking can be problematic at weekends.
Stob Coire Raineach (925m, Munro 263)|
Stob Dubh (958m, Munro 200)
Stob na Broige (956m, Munro 205)
Stob Dearg (1021m, Munro 109)
walk : 8hr*, run : 5hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
(grid ref : NN221563)
Which map to choose ?
Buachaille Etive Mor/Beag : 'big/litte shepherd of Etive'
Stob Coire Raineach : 'peak of the bracken coire'
Stob Dubh : 'black peak'
Stob na Broige : 'peak of the shoe'
Stob Dearg : 'red peak'
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