Ben Starav Munros

Summary for Ben Starav Munros

Ben Starav Munros is a route in “The Etive” region / range which is located in the Strath Orchy to Loch Leven area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 5:45 am
Sunset 8:49 pm
15 hours 3 minutes(s) daylight
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20 km/ 12.43 miles1830 m/ 6003.94 ft8 hours plus
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These 3 hills sit in some splendid isolated countryside on the south-western end of Glen Etive. Ben Starav stands it's full height (10078 metres) having a long north eastern ridge (approx 3km long) rising from sea level to the summit from where these hills are accessed.

The route can be shortened by missing out Beinn nan Aighenan. However this munro is quite remote and may as will be climbed here otherwise it's a long outing for the single munro.

Tackling these 3 hills in one outing is a long satisfying day and has a lot of metres to climb.

The hills are charaterised by deep glens and large exposures of rough Etive granite. There is no safe crossing of the River Etive until Coileitir and the distance from Bridge of Awe is 30km.

Route points for Ben Starav Munros

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN13746898° E0.23 (0.23)Start from Glen Etive road
NN13974681183° S0.26 (0.49)Cross over the bridge an head to the right.
NN139465203° SSW0.67 (1.16)Past Coileitir (cottages)
NN136459166° SSE0.51 (1.67)Cross over Alt Mheuran and continue on path on west bank
NN137454222° SW0.77 (2.44)Head up broad lower slopes on Ben Starav's north-east ridge
NN13194490201° SSW1.14 (3.58)Continue up Ben Starav
NN12734385186° S1.12 (4.7)
NN12542794° E0.8 (5.5)The summit Ben Starav - 1078 ( metres)
NN133426109° ESE0.54 (6.04)From Ben Starav head to Stob Coire Dheirg
NN138424149° SSE2.14 (8.18)From the col (766metres) climb Beinn nan Aigenan and return to this col
NN148405329° NNW2.14 (10.32)The summit Beinn nan Aighenan - 960 ( metres)
NN14542560° ENE0.89 (11.21)Climb the minor top Meall nan Tri Tighernan. Then Glas Bheinn Mhor and over to the col 1km to te east
NN15342965° ENE1.07 (12.28)The summit Glas Bheinn Mhor - 997 ( metres)
NN163433290° WNW1.52 (13.8)From col descend down and follow the stalkers path down alongsite the allt Mheuran
NN149439312° NW1.13 (14.93)Continue on the north east side of the burn
NN141447351° N0.9 (15.83)Pass "The Robbers Waterfall" and continue down to rejoin the path.
NN140456351° N0.91 (16.74)Head down back via Coileitir (cottages) and back to road.
Munros covered on Ben Starav Munros
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
63 1078 Ben Starav Hill of rustling Ben Starav
145 997 Glas Bheinn Mhor Big green hill Glaz Vine Voar
196 960 Beinn nan Aighenan Hill of the hinds Bine Ner-nigh-yan