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Hiking in Glencoe

Explore the green fields and rocky outcrops of the Scottish Highlands.

A picture-perfect village and valley tucked away in the Scottish Highlands, Glencoe has been carved by volcanic activity over thousands of years. Today it’s a popular destination for people looking to learn more about Scottish culture and heritage, see beautiful sights and hike in outstanding nature. 
 
 
 
 
 

Top hiking trips | Glencoe:

 
 
 

What people are saying about these trips

Momena Rouf

5.00

September, 2022

Guided walking tours around Glencoe, Scotland

Most enjoyable stunning hike with Dave (the guide). We managed to summit 2 peaks which far exceeded my expectations that we could do it in the first place! The views were absolutely amazing! Dave was patient and informative - and never hurried us along - and was always encouraging and supportive throughout the whole hike in what we could achieve.

Kimberly Pearson

4.00

August, 2022

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

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Dean Sansom

5.00

August, 2022

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

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Colin Noble

5.00

July, 2022

Guided walking tours around Glencoe, Scotland

Hannah was our guide for the day we were not experienced and she was spot on of what we were capable of. She was knowledgeable of the area and gave us a great experience. Thank you

Julio Grazioso

5.00

July, 2022

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

Having Scott as guide made of it a superb adventure. His explanations about the route, geology, history and nature made the hiking very short in time and interesting

Darren Breen

5.00

June, 2022

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

Dave, our guide was simply fantastic. Incredibly patient with safety as a first concern. Helped that the weather was perfect but thoroughly recommend this company

Gerry Gallagher

5.00

May, 2022

Curved Ridge, 1-day Scramble on Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe, Scotland

Cant recommend our guide Scott Kirkhope enough,very professional and easy going at the same time.We had a great day out on curved ridge&even managed to do crowberry tower with the expert help of Scott.A day not to be forgotten in a long time,outstanding.

Lauren Fairbrother

5.00

September, 2021

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience and it’s all thank you to Sam who looked after us for the day! Getting us up safely and all getting on so well! Lots of laughs and a great day all around! We will never forget it! Thank you so much!!

Sharon Wood

5.00

June, 2021

Guided walking tours around Glencoe, Scotland

Scott Kirkhope very organised and all went to plan. I’ve passed on his details to a friend!

Shaun Mcfadyen

5.00

June, 2021

Guided walking tours around Glencoe, Scotland

Excellent guide Garry took time did not rush explained things points of nature and answered any questions enthusiastically Always take a guide when unsure and I recommend this

Benjamin Hatfield

5.00

September, 2020

Guided Traverse of the Aonach Eagach, Glencoe, Scotland

The guide I had on the day was Dave Fowler, not Ken

P. Kelly

5.00

January, 2020

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

What a fantastic trip ! This was my first time to use crampons and scrabbling. The pre walk information and communication was 10/10 Scott and Malcolm were extremely professional with a great knowledge of the mountain. I felt safe yet appropriately challenged throughout which made for an unforgettable day. The company was top class too. I could not recommend climbing Ben Nevis with Kirkhope mountaineering highly enough ! Thanks so much Paula

Chris Jagget

5.00

August, 2019

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

Great day going up Tower Ridge with Scott Kirkhope. Loved it!!

Carol A

5.00

May, 2019

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

Our mission was to hike up Ben Nevis but not along the main footpath. We hoped for something a bit more challenging. ..and we got it. Uncertain of what we’d be facing, Scott expertly assessed our ability during the first part of the hike and enthusiastically confirmed that we could handle the trip up the back. Knowledgeable about about the area, geology and flora, Scott was an excellent guide and fun to spend the day with. He offered us tips for managing the terrain and kept the pace that would give us the adventure we were looking for. We came away feeling that the investment in a guide was well worth it. We would not have tackled that route without his guidance. Recommended without reservation! Thanks Scott.

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5.00

December, 2018

Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

I contacted Kirkhope mountaineering looking for a guide to take me along a more adventurous route up Ben Nevis. Scott responded to my voicemail very quickly and was able to talk me through the various options and offer guidance on difficulty, exposure etc and on the required equipment. This along with all the other communucation during the trip was courteous and efficient. All the guides are MIC qualified so you know you are getting the real deal. My guide was friendly, efficient and extremely knowledgeable which made me feel safe and confident throughout the whole trip. I throughly recommend Kirkwood mountaineering to anyone wanting a first class guiding experience. Excellent.

Eva Kaeppel

5.00

September, 2018

Guided Traverse of the Aonach Eagach, Glencoe, Scotland

I made a booking request for a one-on-one guided trip less than a week before the date and was lucky enough to get a guide (Phil) without problem, who did a splendid job and made this a very enjoyable, instructive and safe first scramble for me. Communication was great before the event, too. I‘d recommend this company without hesitation and hope to hike with them again in the future.

Elizabeth Luchars

5.00

August, 2018

Guided Traverse of the Aonach Eagach, Glencoe, Scotland

Ken was a wonderful guide! He was thorough in assessing our experience and picked the right hike for us. He was full of knowledge and easy to talk to as well. We'd definitely recommend him and hope to hike with him again ourselves.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Glencoe

There are many places to hike in Glencoe, so your hardest task will be choosing where to hike. From long-distance routes that stretch on for days to short, steep one day hikes, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+44

Language

English

Currency

British pound

Best time to visit

May through October

How to get there

Fly to either Oban Airport in Fort William or Glasgow, then drive to Glencoe

Weather

The average daily temperatures in summer sit at around 6°C and in winter at around 17°C

More info about Hiking in Glencoe:

As well as hiking opportunities there are some great places to scramble. Aonach Eagach is a popular choice for a one-day steep walk and scramble along a mountain ridge. The West Highland Way is a 154 km stretch of land that makes for a great weeklong hike. This route takes you along Loch Lomand and Trossachs National Park

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