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Last Updated: Feb 25 2009 9:39PM

Area: Glencoe
Difficulty:  Medium
Details: Walk Length: 5-6 hours,   Munros Munros: 0   Corbetts Corbetts: 0   Grahams Grahams: 0  
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A real sense of achievement comes from skirting one of Glencoe’s mighty mountains. Ever changing views come in this long walk that involves over 450 meters of steep ascent regardless of which way round you walk. Park in the new car park at the head of The Lairig and walk uphill to find the signpost ‘footpath to Loch Etive’.

The path crosses the burn twice, firstly on a good set of stepping-stones and then further up, near the head of the Lairig, via a ford*. From here ascend to the cairn at the head of Lairig Eilde, with its views (on the right) to the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach & Bein Fhada (one of the Three Sisters)
Follow the footpath as it descends to Glen Etive, however do not descend all the way into the glen, rather, take the well defined path which circumnavigates the ‘Wee Buchaille’ and join the path ascending to the head of Lairig Gartain, with its superb views down Glen Etive.
When you meet the main road again it is better to follow the old road back to the Gorge by crossing over and following the old road to your starting point rather than walking along the A82.