Day Trip to the Glen Etive area
on Saturday 20 August 2022

Map required is LandRanger 41 Ben Nevis, Fort William & surrounding area,
but you can download a useful map section below ....

*** Please note the change of date for this trip ***

The August day trip will involve a visit to the Corbett of Beinn a'Chrulaiste in Glencoe which, weather permitting, will provide outstanding views of the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor and other hills across the valley.

Route (with help from Walk Highlands)

Leaving Glasgow around 8am it will take around 2 hours to drive to the Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe where we shall park. We shall pick up the West Highland way and follow it westwards towards Altnafeidh.

About 400m before the cottage there is a gate, with open ground now on the right. We'll leave the path here, turning right and climbing uphill beside a fence line. We'll follow the fence up until the broad west ridge of Beinn a'Chrulaiste is gained, then turn up the ridge .. there are traces of a path.

There is one short steeper section, which can be avoided to the left, before the ridge leads up to a rounded top at 639m .. Stob Beinn a'Chrulaiste. We'll continue across a boggy depression before continuing up the now much broader slopes.

The summit .. with a trig point and a small cairn just beyond .. enjoys a superb panorama in all directions, especially looking across the great, flat expanse of Rannoch Moor.

On our descent we shall continue down the broad ridge .. this steepens lower down, so it is necessary to aim a little north east at this point towards the Allt a'Bhalaich.

A boggy path now leads down to eventually reach a track back to the Kingshouse.

Download an OS map section?

Distance 12 km
Total ascent 660m
Likely time 4 - 5 hours

What next?

If you would like to come along on this day walk, please email me and I shall organise cars/lifts. Please indicate if you would be willing to drive.

I hope to see you on the day.

James Anderson, August Day Trip Organiser


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