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  • Writer's pictureDavid Buckett

Stob Corie nan Lochan, Glencoe

Today i was leading a walk in Glencoe up to the peak of Stob Corie nan Lochan. This peak is probably one of the most photographed in Glencoe but a lot less visited.

Sat between the 3 sisters of Glencoe, the 3 big buttresses that face the road and which create the Lost Valley, Stob Corie nan Lochan is directly in the middle, looming in the background.

The walk up can be viewed from the road in its entirety, up the steep glen to the lochans and then round the ridge to the rocky summit.

Today we made our way up the very well made path between 2 of the 3 sisters of Glencoe, Gearr Aonach and Aonach Dubh. The path is steep but well stepped and maintained by the National Trust.

Guided walk up Stob Corie nan Lochan, Glencoe

Part way up we got closer to the river and it’s many cascades, still climbing steeply. After a few hours we gained the lochans and the flat Corie below the climbing buttresses.

With the amazing views getting better and not another person around we made our way past the lochans and onto the skyline and the rocky ascent to the summit.

Guided walk up Stob Corie nan Lochan, Glencoe

The way round above the cliffs is never narrow or exposed but it is rocky with good footwork required, all the while having views of Bidean nan Bian, the highest munro in the area.

Guided walk up Stob Corie nan Lochan, Glencoe

Once at the summit there are 360 degree views to all the other many munros in Glencoe and the Ben Nevis area. An amazing day out getting away from all the other tourists in Glencoe.

If you would like to see the more spectacular and quieter areas of the higher peaks in Glencoe then please have a look here.

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