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“Splendid Solitude!”
Review of Glen Etive

Glen Etive
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

It was over 30 years ago that I first visited Glen Etive - we took a boat ride from Bonawe virtually to the end of Loch Etive and walked back. Since then I have passed the end of the road that winds from Glen Coe many times. November 2013 saw us with a day to spare, clear blue skies and the chance of a return visit.
Glen Etive has much of the magnificence of Glencoe but with far fewer visitors, most of those are either hiking, kayaking or in search of peace and quiet. The single track road closely follows the river Etive as it flows between Buachaille Etive Mor and Sron Na Creise, through the Loch Etive Forest to the shore where there is a car park just past Gualachulain. As with all single track roads in Scotland there are passing places but these get fewer and further between as you get nearer the loch so extra care is needed – take your time!. There are no cafes or gift shops to be found here just scenery, more scenery and herds of deer –- BLISS!

1  Thank HeatherC064
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

If you like solitude, mountain scenery, dramatic views and waterfalls this is the place to go.

Some of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole of Scotland

Thank Blacklee
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

This 14 mile or so walk is best done from the Glencoe A82 signpost to Glen Etive to really appreciate the views.

Thank janandchris1
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Beautiful scenery in fact breathtaking in either sunshine or snow. The mist across the glen produces moody scenes.

Thank chandrah874
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The Loch is very picturesque, nestled as it is among the spectacular Munros, as is the 12 mile single track road there and back. Be warned, there are no toilet facilities at Loch Etive.

1  Thank u7jf
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