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Glencoe and Dalness covers 5,680 hectares (over 14000 acres) of mostly mountain land, with free open access for all. It is world-famous for its scenery and its history and was acquired between 1935 and 1937, with further small acquisitions in 1972, 1993 and 1995.

Glencoe is nationally important for landscape, wildlife, history and geology and as a tourist destination. We hold a key place in the history of British mountaineering, attracting around 150,000 such visits a year, including hill-walking, rock-climbing and ice-climbing.

The property is covered by a host of environmental designations. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, for it’s plantlife and spectacular geological features. It is in a Special Area of Conservation, a European designation aimed at protecting and expanding rare habitats and species, which in the case of Glencoe are particular groups of plants found on cliffs, screes and grassland. We are also part of the Ben Nevis and Glencoe National Scenic Area.

The National Trust for Scotland manages Glencoe and Dalness for conservation, enjoyment, access and education, you’ll find more about that on these pages.
Aonach Eagach
Aonach Eagach
View from Clachaig Gully
View from Clachaig Gully
Stob Dearg
Stob Dearg


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