There is something magical about Glencoe in the Winter. It’s a special place at any time of the year but photography in Autumn and Winter shows it at it’s best. One image that many photographer’s will want to capture while they are there is of Buachaille Etive Mòr with a waterfall in the foreground. Buachaille Etive Mòr isn’t hard to find but the waterfall is a little more tricky.

Head up the A82 and take a left onto the Glen Etive Road which is a single track road with plenty of passing places. It’s only a short distance until you come to a bridge over the River Etive. Park up either before or after the bridge and take the 2 minute walk down to the waterfall. You don’t need any hill walking gear to get there – there’s no scrambling involved but it can get quite boggy so sturdy shoes or boots with a change in the car would be my advice.

Once there you’ve got a few different shots available and it’s really down to the weather on the day as you will get a cracking view of Buachaille Etive Mòr if it’s cloud free.

Buachaille Etive Mòr on a cold March morning. #glencoe #spring #buachailleetivemor #buachaille #ballachulish #fuji #fujixt2 #fujifilm #longexposure #scotland

Buachaille Etive Mòr on a cold March morning. #glencoe #spring #buachailleetivemor #buachaille #ballachulish #fuji #fujixt2 #fujifilm #longexposure #scotland #blackandwhite #b&w

Also close to this location is Blackrock Cottage at the Glencoe Ski Range and if you’ve got time driving down Glen Etive Road through Etive Forest finishing at Loch Etive is well worth the effort.