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Stob Dubh via Buachaille Etive Beag


A challenging hike, which you'll be rewarded for on a clear day

Hiking Difficult

6.9 km
729 m
729 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
250 m
High Point
949 m
Stob Dubh via Buachaille Etive Beag Map

Nestled in the heart of the Scottish Highlands lies the awe-inspiring Stob Dubh hike. As you ascend the slopes of Buachaille Etive Beag, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and on a clear day Blackwater Reservoir


As you make your way up the path, you’ll be greeted by an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, with the chance to spot a golden eagle or a red deer along the way. Once you’ve reached the summit of Stob Dubh an incredible panorama of the surrounding area reveals itself, making this hike an absolute must-do for any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast.



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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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