Most drivers heading north across Rannoch Moor in Scotland towards Glen Coe find their attention drawn to the rocky pyramid of the north end of Buachaille Etive Mor. As a result many don’t notice the single track road that leads south down Glen Etive. The road meanders for some 14 miles to the head of Loch Etive, where it ends in a turning circle near a ruined pier. And that’s it. The road down Glen Etive is the original “road to nowhere”.
Glen Etive is a magnet for climbers and hillwalkers, who go to climb the mountains around Ben Starav to the south east and the Glen Coe mountains to the north and west. But others make the 28 mile round trip simply because it is one of the most beautiful detours in the North West Highlands. The scenery is simply superb.
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM