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Bidean nam Bian (1,150m)


A Classic Route for the Glencoe Area!

Hiking Difficult

11 km
1.3 km
1.3 km
4-5 hrs
Low Point
119 m
High Point
1.1 km
Bidean nam Bian (1,150m) Map

"The highest mountain in the old county of Argyll, Bidean nam Bian is the whole majestic range of mountains on the south side of Glen Coe. It's dramatic northern ridges are known as the Three Sisters, whilst the highest summits of the group are hidden away behind."


Source: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/bideannambian.shtml

Prepare yourself for tourists, coaches and questionable outdoor attire as during the summer months, this Glencoe classic gets attacked by people wanting to experience the beauty that the Three Sisters hold. Although much of the route takes place on well worn paths, the terrain can be steep, rocky and at times complex. Furthermore, prepare the knees for a long descent.

This hike and guide was completed during summer weather conditions.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and September


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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