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About Glen Coe
A valley of volcanic origins in the Highlands of Scotland. The scenic beauty of the valley has led to its inclusion in the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area, one of 40 such areas in Scotland. The valley is regarded as the home of Scottish mountaineering and is popular with hillwalkers and climbers. The journey through the valley on the main A82 road is one of the most scenic routes in Scotland.
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The Aonach Eagach is a rocky ridge lying to the north of Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands. The full ridge continues for 10 km from the Pap of Glencoe at the west to the eastern end at the Devil's Staircase. The central section, some 2 km in length, is very rocky and the route along it requires scrambling ability. The slopes to each side are extremely dangerous, with steep grass and scree slopes hiding even steeper slopes which end in cliffs on both north and south sides of the ridge.
Bidean nam Bian is a complex mountain, with many ridges and subsidiary peaks. The most noticeable features of Bidean nam Bian are the famous Three Sisters of Glen Coe, three steeply-sided ridges that extend north into the Valley.
Glen Etive is a valley in the Highlands of Scotland. The River Etive flows through the valley, the river and its tributaries are popular with whitewater kayakers. A narrow road runs down the valley, serving several houses and farms.
It is Scotland's second-highest waterfall, with a single drop of 120 metres (390 feet). This spectacular waterfall known variously as An Steall Bàn, Steall Waterfall or Steall Falls. An Steall Bàn means "The White Spout" in Gaelic.
Glen Nevis is a valley in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, with Fort William at its foot. It is bordered to the south by the Mamore range, and to the north by the highest mountains in the British Isles: Ben Nevis, Càrn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mòr, and Aonach Beag. It is home to one of the three highest waterfalls in Scotland, Steall Falls. Several films have been shot in Glen Nevis, most notably in the Harry Potter movies, Highlander, Highlander III: The Sorcerer, Braveheart and Rob Roy.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, the United Kingdom, Great Britain, Scotland. The summit is 1,345 meters (4,413 ft) above sea level and is the highest land in any direction for 459 miles (739 km). The mountain is a popular destination, attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year. The summit, which is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano, features the ruins of an observatory which was operational between 1883 and 1904.
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Highland is a council area in the Scottish Highlands and is the largest local government area in the United Kingdom. Though relatively populous for a Scottish council area, it is also sparsely populated. At 9.0 per km2 in 2012, the population density is less than one seventh of Scotland's as a whole.