Stob Dubh from Glen Etive

Stob Dubh from Glen Etive

Hillwalking route from Glen Etive up the Corbett Stob Dubh on Beinn Ceitlein.

Fine estate tracks lead to steep grass-covered slopes which are climbed on a short hillwalking route to reach Stob Dubh, the highest point on Beinn Ceitlein.

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Stob Dubh

Ascent 900m (2950ft)
Distance 10km (6m)
Time 4:00hr
Start/finish Nr head of Loch Etive
Grid Ref : NN137469
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1. Getting to Coileitir

Deer by parking area in Glen Etive

Deer by parking area in Glen Etive

On the A82 that travels from Tyndrum to Fort William, east of Glencoe and just west of the access for the Kingshouse Hotel, there is a junction signposted "Glen Etive". From this junction a narrow, single track road heads southwards down the glen.

The River Etive through glen is a favourite with canoists, so can be busy when wet ! The area is now also famed for Skyfall and sadly infamous for 'dirty camping'.

Head down the narrow road through the glen for 16km to where there is a small hut that looks like a bus-stop shelter and a track heading down off left, barred by a chain. There is some roadside parking here, though rather limited.

2. Stob Dubh, Beinn Ceitlein

Stob Dubh from the bridge over the River Etive

Stob Dubh from the bridge over the River Etive

Head down the track and cross the bridge over the River Etive. There's a juction immediately after the bridge . . .

3. Return

Descending Stob Dubh back to Glen Ceitlein

Descending Stob Dubh back to Glen Ceitlein

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