Ben Starav

Ben Starav

Munro peak and highest summit above eastern shores of Loch Etive

Ben Starav is the vast and dominant mountain east of Loch Etive. With its great sweeping slopes, a fjord-like presence is created between Ben Starav and Beinn Trilleachan on the opposite side of the loch.

Ben Starav

Meaningmountain of rustling
ListsMunro, 62
LocationEast of Loch Etive, Northwest Argyll and Appin
Grid RefNN126427
Lat/Lon56.53891, -5.0504

When driving down Glen Etive, Ben Starav and its northern shoulder begin to appear when approaching the head of Loch Etive. It is the highest mountain in the area, with great sweeping slopes that create a fjord impression with Beinn Trilleachan on the opposite side of the water.

There are many possible route choices when planning hiking up Ben Starav, with most options beginning with a sea-level start from the head of Loch Etive.

Routes up Ben Starav

East of Glen Etive

Ben Starav is the dominant peak in a range of peaks east of Loch Etive. Following crests, this circular route takes in all five Munros.

Peaks : 5 Munros

Ascent : 2560m (8400ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 10:30hr

Ben Starav and neighbours

A fine route above the eastern shores of Loch Etive, passing waterfalls and leading up to Ben Starav and its immediate Munro neighbours.

Peaks : 3 Munros, options to shorten

Ascent : 2000m (6560ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 8:30hr

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