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The Three Sisters of Glencoe

The Glencoe and Loch Leven Gallery

Gallery of Pictures of Glencoe and Loch Leven

Glencoe is probably Scotland's best known glen due as much, perhaps, to its dark history as for its magnificent mountain scenery. It is regarded by many as the home of Scottish mountaineering and is extremely popular with hillwalkers and climbers. The glen was formed by an ice age glacier and its long floor is less than half a mile wide. One enters Glencoe from the east below the Buachaille Etive Beag just west of Lochan na Fola, from where waters of the infant River Coe commence their run west to their outflow in Loch Leven. The river passes over several waterfalls en route and also the lovely Loch Achtriochtan.

The south side of the glen is a complex assemblage of peaks, ridges, buttresses and corries also known as 'The Three Sisters' that support Bidean nam Bian, 1,150 metres (3,770 ft), the highest summit in Argyll. There are three subsidiary summits of the Bidean nam Bian massif, namely Stob Coire Sgreamhach, Stob Coire nan Lochan and Stoob Coire nam Beithe. In contrast the north side of the glen is a stark mountain wall with a rocky and pinnacled crest, the Aonach Eagach ridge. The ridge is crossed at the eastern end by the Devil's Staircase, an old military road opposite Buachaille Etive Mor. The western end terminates with the conical Pap of Glencoe, also known as Sgurr na Ciche, above Glencoe village, at the point where the glen opens out to Loch Leven.

The Aonach Eagach Ridge from the River Coe
Aonach Eagach Ridge and the River Coe
The Pap of Glencoe in Winter
The Pap of Glencoe in Winter
Beinn a Bheithir from a Glencoe Lochan
Beinn a Bheithir from a Glencoe Lochan
Sunrise Over Glencoe and Loch Leven
Glencoe and Loch Leven Sunrise
Dawn Over Loch Leven
Glencoe and Loch Leven at Dawn
The Aonach Eagach Ridge and Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe
Aonach Eagach Ridge and Loch Achtriochtan
The Pap of Glencoe With Clouds in Winter
The Pap of Glencoe and Loch Leven
The Aonach Eagach Ridge reflected in Loch Achtriochtan
Aonach Eagach Ridge reflected in Loch Achtriochtan
Glencoe from The Studdie
The Three Sisters of Glencoe from The Studdie
Beinn a Bheithir, Glencoe
Beinn a' Bheithir from Loch Leven, Glencoe
The Pap of Glencoe and Loch Leven
The Pap of Glencoe and Loch Leven
Glencoe from the Lairig Eilde
Glencoe from the Lairig Eilde
Aonach Dubh and the River Coe
Aonach Dubh and the River Coe
Aonach Eagach First Snows
Autumn Snow on the Aonach Eagach
Glencoe from Loch Leven
Glencoe from Loch Leven