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Glen Etive, Glencoe Village
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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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  • He must climb, love to walk but frankly it's nice! What is good in Scotland is that we can go anywhere and that even the rain does not affect the beauty of the landscape.
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  • Unfortunately we didn't have the petrol to do the full drive but what we did was amazing enough. The drive itself is incredible and getting out of the car is absolutely breathtaking. There are waterfa...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning scenery. We took a drive down the Glen on our previous visit to Scotland and it was a beautiful place. Weather was not great but it did not spoil the views.