Buachaille Etive Beag & Stob Dubh Hike
The 3,280ft, 958m Buachaille Etive Beag and 3,143ft, 956m Stob
Dubh are situated 7 miles east of Glencoe village, 85
miles northwest of Glasgow.
The image right is from the A82 road looking at
the east side of Buachaille Etive Beag, a top
mountain photo in Scotland. The mountain is too steep
from this side for most hikers, is normally hiked
from the west side where there is a car park about 1
mile further down the road.
The Glasgow to Fort William &
Skye bus passes here but the closest stops are at
the Glencoe Ski Centre 5 and a half miles east, or
the Glencoe Visitor Centre 5 and a half miles
Passing the mountain, you will see a car park with
a sign for the path down the east side named Lairig
Gartain. This path leads 5 miles to Glen Etive, a
good path for photos.
The car park for the hike is right next to the
main road, as seen right. A good path leaves from the
car park running up between the two peeks that you
can just see from this side. The map bottom shows the
This route is described as straight forward and
the easiest in the area, popular with inexperienced
hikers building up their stamina and navigation
skills for more testing mountains.
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.