Ben Starav & Glas Bheinn Mhor (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN START TIME – NOW 08:30)
Ben Starav and Bheinn Mhor rise majestically from the shores of Loch Etive. The day is a strenuous walk and requires fitness and stamina, but the summits reward walkers with spectacular views across the western highlands. The route starts from the road in Glen Etive. We cross the River Etive at Coileitir and follow the river to the bridge over the Allt Mheuran burn. We ascend the northern flank of Ben Starav with a long gradual but certain increase in height. The route to the summit requires some light scambling and movement between boulders as the path leads to the summit ridge. After Ben Starav the ridge to Glas Bheinn Mhor is an easier route with a drop down to the bealach followed by the ascent to Meall nan Tri Tighearnan and then Glas Bheinn Mhor. The descent route follows east to the cairn above Learg Mheuran and then downstream to the spectacular Robbers’ waterfall. Further on we return to the River Etive and the path back to the road.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.