Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr Walk
The Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr Walk grants the chance to bag two Munros in one epic adventure! Revel in the wild Highland scenery painting a rugged landscape below from atop both these peaks. Some of the highlights are views of Loch Etive, Glen Etive and layers of grassy peaks bleeding into the horizon.
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Route Description for Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr Walk
The Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr Walk ascends to unreal Highland scenery, where blue bodies of water carve through a collection of grassy peaks. However, reaching these up-high views of the rugged landscape below will require traversing through bogs, rocky and steep sections, and minor scrambling. Bring lots of water and snacks to refuel as you walk—you’re going to need it! We also recommend this walk to experienced hillwalkers first and foremost. It’s a challenging adventure, that’s for sure.
To start the Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr Walk, look for the path signed ‘Hill path’ to cross River Etive. After, you’ll begin to head uphill through boggy terrain before departing the main path to go up Ben Starav’s north ridge. Look back for incredible views of Glen Etive! Walk along the spine, navigating rocks, boulders, and a narrow section before reaching the summit at 1,078 m. Soak in Loch Etive shimmering below!
After, go beyond the summit and follow the bending ridge. This part can be tricky to find, so we definitely recommend bringing a GPS along! You’ll soon reach a narrow ridge—take care here. Follow it towards Stob Coire Dheirg. From here, ignore the false ridge heading north and steer right to go towards the col. At the col, continue walking east along the ridge, following some undulations before the final climb to the second Munro, Glas Bheinn Mhòr. After stopping at the summit (997 m), go down the path along the east ridge, veering left before dipping to a bealach. At the bealach, go left to go down the glen. Stay to the right of the stream, and eventually, you’ll meet up with the same path you started on, as this is a lollipop route.
Getting to the Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr Walk Trailhead
To get to the start of the Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr Walk, head to the beginning of the Coiletir track. However, this area may be undergoing Hydro construction, requiring you to park 400 m down the road.
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