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Outdoor adventures

With over 35 miles of footpaths to explore, Glencoe offers a choice of walks for all ages, abilities and interests.

There are family-friendly trails around the visitor centre, dotted with some of the Highlands most scenic picnic areas, as well as streams to paddle in and pond-dipping too. 

At the ruins of Inverigan, built on the site of a house which saw the murder of nine people during the Glencoe Massacre, you’ll find nine Scots pine trees planted in memory of the lives lost. 

An Torr’s woodlands and the historical route of General Wade’s military road provide great walking and photo opportunities in the lower glen.

More energetic (and well-equipped) adventurers can climb up to the Hidden Valley, or follow the Devil’s Staircase on the West Highland Way, for elevated mountain views. Experienced hillwalkers can challenge themselves to ‘bag’ one of eight iconic Munros in our care, including the peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor, Bidean nam Bian and the Aonach Eagach ridge.

Glencoe is world-renowned for rock climbers, and under snow and ice, becomes one of Scotland’s most popular winter climbing and skiing locations.

Glen Etive is a favourite spot for campers, while the pools, waterfalls and rapids of the River Etive are cherished by wild swimmers and paddlers alike.