Strath Orchy to Loch Leven

Summary for Strath Orchy to Loch Leven

Strath Orchy to Loch Leven is an area in Scotland as defined by the SMC.The area contains 6 regions called Appin, Ballachulish, Black Mount, Cruachan, Etive & Glen Coe .There are 26 munros around here.The highest munro is Bidean nam Bian at a height of 1150 metres .The smallest munro is Stob Coire Raineach at a height of 925 metres .

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  • Ben Starav, To date I have

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    Ben Starav,

    To date I have completed 180 munro's and I can safely say that BEN STARAV is one of my favourites.

    Starting at sea level virtually on the shores of the loch, once you gain the ridge it is fairly straightforward with no
    great shakes. When you reach the summit the views are extensive, especially to the East abd the South.

    Posted by Anonymous, 5 years 41 weeks ago
  • Halfway

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    140 out of 283

    I've still a few to go yet to make my halfway bagging

    Posted by Peter.Lord, 7 years 29 weeks ago
  • Great Photo

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    140 out of 283

    Thats a great photo. I've done quite a few munros but never experienced any cloud inversion in Scotland only Scarfell Pike & that was great.

    Posted by Peter.Lord, 7 years 47 weeks ago

Details for: Strath Orchy to Loch Leven

At the south-western corner of this area, Ben Cruachan and its two neighbours, Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a' Chochuill rise above the lower reaches of the Strath of Orchy and the Pass of Brander. Ben Cruachan, with its many peaks connected by high ridges, is one of the finest munro in the south-west highlands. Going north-east to the head of Loch Etive, there is a splendid group of which Ben Starav is the highest, but its lower neighbours Glas Bheinn Mhor and Stob Coir'an Albannaich are also fine peaks.

To their east Stob Ghabhar is a much-climbed peak at the south end of the Black Mount range and the start of the classic traverse to Clach Leathad, Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh along the crest of the Black Mount. To the north-west of Loch Etive, Beinn Sgulaird and Beinn Fhionnlaidh are isolated peaks in the hinterland between Glen Etive and Glen Creran, and at the head of Glen Creran, Sgor na h-Ulaidh is the south-western outlier of the Glen Coe peaks. The main range of the Glen Coe mountains is on the south side of the A82 road where it leaves Rannoch Moor and drops down into the depths of the glen.

The Buachaille Etive Mor, Buachaille Etive Beag and Bidean nam Bian form a succession of parallel ridges with deep corries and passes between them whose walls rise in a series of steep rock walls and dark gullies. On the opposite side of the main road through the glen the Aonach Eagach soars up in a single sweep from the glen to its narrow pinnacled crest. The north-western outliers of the peaks in this section are the twin peaks of Beinn a' Bheithir which rise above their forested corries on the south side of Loch Leven at its junction with Loch Linnhe