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Glencoe is famous for mountaineering and was the scene of many first ascents by celebrated Victorian climbers such as Raeburn and Naismith. There are routes to suit all abilities here; high rocky mountains and gentle low level woodland trails.
An Torr is Gaelic for rocky hill and here you will find over 2 miles of easy walks which lead you through this beautiful undulating woodland. You can follow the blue trail which leads to Signal Rock, the yellow trail which runs along the picturesque Clachaig Burn, or the black trail which will take you through the forest to the heart of An Torr. Or link them all together for a longer walk of up to 2 hours. The An Torr walks are also available in Gaelic.
Set amongst beautiful birch woodland and surrounded by Glencoe’s magnificent mountains, the Glencoe Woodland Walk starts from Glencoe Visitor Centre. The circular route will take you through regenerating woodland, home to pine martens, roe deer and badgers, and bring you to the ruins at Inverigan, one of the sites of the Glencoe Massacre. From here, you can either walk to Glencoe village, or follow the trail which leads back to the Visitor Centre. Also available in Gaelic.
For Munro “baggers” we have 8 on property; Bidean Nam Bian (1150m) and Stob Coire Sgreamhach (1072m) to the south of the three sisters, Sgurr nam Fiannaidh (967m) and Meall Dearg (953m) at either end of the Aonach Eagach Ridge, Stob na Broige (956m) and Stob Dearg (1022m) which make up Buachaille Etive Mor, and Stob Coire Rainneach (925m) and Stob Dubh (958m) which together form Buachaille Etive Beag.
One of our most popular walks is Coire Gabhail, sometimes referred to as the “hidden valley”. The most easterly coire on the three sisters, between Gearr Aonach and Beinn fhada and the site of the largest rockfall in Britain where the MacDonalds are alleged to have hidden their stolen cattle. Whilst the hidden valley is only a medium level walk, it still has a few scrambly and exposed sections to tackle so care is required! Another medium level walk in Glencoe is the Devils Staircase, this section of the west highland way follows a section of military road that links Glencoe to Kinlochleven.
Please visit the ranger service desk at our Glencoe Visitor Centre for walking information and advice including up to date weather forecasts and avalanche forecasts in the winter. The ranger team also offer a programme of guided walks throughout the summer months.
With towering mountains sweeping down on both sides, Glencoe is at once spectacularly beautiful and yet strangely forbidding. Glencoe is also the cradle of Scottish mountaineering and the area provides some of the finest climbing and walking in the …