Buachaille Etive Beag

Summary for Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag is a route in “The Glen Coe” 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 mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 4:34 am
Sunset 10:09 pm
17 hours 34 minutes(s) daylight
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Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach

DistanceAscentTime
9 km/ 5.59 miles880 m/ 2887.14 ft5 hours plus
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Buachaille Etive Beag (Little Herdsman of Etive) lies to the south of Glen Coe and to the west of Buachaille Etive Mor it's larger brother. The route takes in the two munros Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach which together form a shapely ridge which is lower in altitude and an easier outing than it's celebrated neighbour Buachaille Etive Mor.

There are excellent views down to Loch Etive, and across onto Aonach Eagach.

Route points for Buachaille Etive Beag

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN18675627177° S0.04 (0.04)From the carpark follow a path marked 'Lairig Eilde to Glen Etive'
NN18675623201° SSW0.94 (0.98)Continue along the track
NN18295537154° SSE0.97 (1.95)Head up the hillside. The path is faint in places
NN1867544748° NE0.61 (2.56)From the col it's a short climb up to the ridge to Stob Coire Raineach. Then return to col an continue to unmarked top avoiding scree slopes
NN191548228° SW0.61 (3.17)The summit Stob Coire Raineach - 925 ( metres)
NN18285406210° SSW0.62 (3.79)From top continue along ridge to "Stob Dubh" then return to col & retrace steps.
NN17953530° NNE0.62 (4.41)The summit Stob Dubh - 958 ( metres)
Munros covered on Buachaille Etive Beag
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
201 958 Stob Dubh Black peak (Small shepherd of [Glen] Etive) Stob Doo
263 925 Stob Coire Raineach Peak of the bracken filled corrie (Small shepherd of [Glen] Etive) Stob Korrer Ran-yoch