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Glen Etive, Glencoe Village

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Glen Etive is a glen in the Highlands of Scotland. The River Etive rises on the peaks surrounding Rannoch Moor, with several tributary streams coming together at the Kings House Hotel, at the head of Glen Coe. From the Kings House, the Etive flows for about 18 km, reaching the sea loch, Loch Etive. The river and its tributaries are popular with whitewater kayakers and at high water levels it is a test piece of the area and a classic run.At the north end of Glen Etive lie the two mountains known as the "Herdsmen of Etive": Buachaille Etive Mòr and Buachaille Etive Beag. Other peaks accessible from the Glen include Ben Starav, located near the head of Loch Etive, and Beinn Fhionnlaidh on the northern side of the glen.A narrow road from the Kings House Hotel runs down the glen, serving several houses and farms. This road ends at the head of the loch, though rough tracks continue along both shores.The River Etive is one of Scotland's most popular and challenging white water kayaking runs. It provides a multitude of solid Grade 4 rapids with a variety of falls and pool drops.
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  • On our way down from Fort William, we passed through the stunning scenes of Glen Coe, but took a turn into Glen Evite, the place where James Bond stopped with M on his way to his childhood home in Sky...  read more »
  • You'll need to take your time driving this route. 1, because it's single lane with blind corners and summits. 2, there are lots of fantastic spots, whether it be Loch Etive surrounded by mountains ech...  read more »
  • After reading all the positive reviews (and being a Bond fan), I thought I'd make a detour and visit Glen Etive en route to Glencoe. The scenery was exceeding average for the Highlands - yes there wer...  read more »
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