|Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach
from Glen Coe
Stob Dubh Stob Coire Raineach
|Estimated net time||3-4 hours|
|Difficulty||Easy hike on fine path.|
|Drinking water||Stable access to running water around trail head.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage above 800m, else at best very patchy (June 2014).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at the trail head car park.|
|Start height||251 metres|
|Vertical metres||955 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||8.0 km|
From the village Glen Coe, where road A82 leaves Loch Leven, drive approximately 11.2 km south-east and east into Glen Coe. Approximately 500 metres after a bridge crossing a small water fall you will find a car park on the right hand side of the road. Park here.
Start your hike by following the path south-west into the valley Lairig Eilde, and fork left after approximately 500 metres. The man-made path will take you south to the saddle at 748 metres, south-west of Stob Coire Raineach. From the saddle turn right and follow the path south/south-west along the ridge, all the way to the summit, which is marked by a small pile of stones.
From Stob Dubh descend back down to the saddle and continue on path north-east up to Stob Coire Raineach. Descend by reversing back down to the saddle and then down to the car park.
11. June 2014
This was a wet and windy Wednesday, but we still wanted to go for a hike, but not a long one. Elisabeth and I knew the path up to the saddle between Stob Dubh and Stob Coire Raineach would not be boggy, based on our hike up to Stob Coire Raineach a little less than two years ago, so we decided to hike Stob Dubh. The weather was OK when we started the hike but soon it started to rain, at times quite heavy. Fortunately the weather improved when we got to the summit, and we even had a good view back up to Stob Dubh as we were descending along the north ridge.
Based on the improved conditions Njål, Sigurd and me decided to do a quick
de-tour up to Stob Coire Raineach while Elisabeth kept walking down to the
saddle in order to wait there. This de-tour became a run, and after a short
summit stop it was another run down to the saddle, and then easy walking down to