Stob Gabhar, Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh from the Blackmount

Stob Gabhar, Meall a'Bhuiridh & Creise

Routes on the Munros & Corbetts above the Black Mount

The mountains west of the Black Mount are fine peaks forming a chain running south-north from Loch Tulla to Glencoe. Many a traveller has stopped by Loch na h-Achlaise to snap the enchanting view of the mountains reflected in the waters on calm days.

Main route summary

  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
There are several access points, the most straightforward of which are from Victoria Bridge to the south, the Glencoe Ski Centre to the north and from Glen Etive to the north-east. Fine tracks head in on lower ground with some decent paths higher up. Excellent views are to be enjoyed on clear days from all the summits in this group.

There is the option of some easy scrambling to reach Creise and Stob Gabhar - the latter via a ridge called the Aonach Eagach which is not in the same difficulty league as its namesake above Glencoe.

If doing all Munros, then the use of two cars, one at either end would be helpful, or alternatively have bikes placed at Glencoe Ski Centre for the journey back along a section of the West highland Way to Victoria Bridge.

The Corbett Beinn Mhic Chasgaig can be included on an outing on Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh and details of this are shown in 'Alternative Routes' below.

Munros Stob a'Choire Odhair (945m, Munro 224)
Stob Gabhar (1090m, Munro 54)
Creise (1100m, Munro 50)
Meall a'Bhuiridh (1108m, Munro 44)
Corbetts Beinn Mhic Chasgaig* (864m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 1950m (6,400ft)
Distance       20km (12.5m)
Time walk : 8:15hr*, run : 4:45hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start   Victoria Bridge
(grid ref : NN270423)

Finish   Glencoe Ski Centre
(grid ref : NN266525)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Stob Gabhar : 'peak of the goats'
Stob a'Choire Odhair : 'peak of the dun coloured coire'
Creise : 'narrow defile'
Meall a'Bhuiridh : 'hill of the stag's bellowing'
Beinn Mhic Chasgaig : 'McChasgaig's hill'

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