Category: Munros

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Munros infographic

I came across a great infographic on Scotland’s munros that you can find here.  I had an idea of doing one myself before I found this … someone’s put a lot of effort into creating this.     Credit: http://www.scotland.org/infographics/munros-of-scotland/      

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Top 10 ‘Peak to Pub’ winter walks in Scotland

A recent article in TGO Magazine got me thinking about some great ‘peak to pub’ walks – good hill or mountain walks with a great pub at the bottom. Having eaten and drunk far too much over the Christmas holidays, many of us are keen to walk off the calories.  Climbing a hill is an appealing prospect but winter hill walks – even short ones – … Read More Top 10 ‘Peak to Pub’ winter walks in Scotland

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Scotland’s wild land map

The public consultation on the map detailing Scotland’s ‘core areas of wild land’, managed by Scottish Natural Heritage, ended yesterday.  For anyone concerned with conserving Scotland’s strategically important wild land assets, the map serves as a vital step in the process. My response below is strongly supportive of the existence of the map, and SNH are to be commended on undertaking this bold move.  … Read More Scotland’s wild land map

Munros accessible via public transport

Climbing Scotland’s munros by public transport is often not as difficult as you might imagine, and certainly adds to the sense of adventure.  Whether you’re keen to reduce your carbon footprint or simply don’t have a car there are many options available. It’s estimated that 212 of the 282 munros can be climbed using public transport – that’s 75% – and I’ve found two very informative … Read More Munros accessible via public transport

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My Final Munro – Beinn Sgritheall

I decided that climbing all of Scotland’s munros would be a lifetime ambition of mine fifteen years ago and am now over the moon that I’ve finally made it ! Compleating the munros is no mean feat. For a start, there are 282 mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet (914 metres). They might seem small in international terms but once you appreciate that many … Read More My Final Munro – Beinn Sgritheall

The Fisherfield Five

While situated in a superb wild landscape, the Fisherfield mountains in NW Scotland are a serious undertaking. In fact, I’d wager that many climbing Scotland’s munros would view the round of the five peaks as one of the most testing of expeditions. From my experience last weekend I can now say that without a doubt this was my toughest weekend’s walking in 15 years. … Read More The Fisherfield Five

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The Sutherland Munros and Sandwood Bay

“There will be a mixed weather picture over the British Isles this weekend with most places experiencing some bright spells“, said the man from the BBC weather forecast.  Meanwhile in Sutherland it was dreich, dank and blowin’ a hoolie.  Welcome to Scotland in May. I’d been planning this trip for several years.  I like to think of it as a “Sutherland Sandwich”: Scotland’s two … Read More The Sutherland Munros and Sandwood Bay

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Most popular ‘last munros’

I was intrigued to know what are the most popular ‘last munros’, the final hill of an epic adventure to climb all of Scotland’s peaks over 3000ft. For many people, climbing all 282 munros is a lifetime achievement typically taking anywhere between one and 30+ years to complete (I would guess that most take around 10 – 20 years). Those who have achieved this … Read More Most popular ‘last munros’

Spindrift and spinning tyres … Winter’s back !

Winter has arrived.  The hills have their snowy hats on.  And an afternoon’s walk in the hills becomes a whole different ballgame. A period of cold, clear and settled weather has meant that the first few days of December have provided perfect winter walking conditions.  More snow fell on the hills just a couple of nights ago, providing a powdery white topping on a frozen … Read More Spindrift and spinning tyres … Winter’s back !

A Winter’s Walk on Buachaille Etive Mor

With winter upon us I thought I’d dust down a previous trip report to whet the appetite for climbing Scotland’s munros in snow. Some days, the right ingredients for a memorable walk just come together.  This report describes one of Scotland’s best-loved hills, magical scenery and light, and rare glimpses of majestic wildlife. I had ‘saved’ Buachaille Etive Mor for many years for a … Read More A Winter’s Walk on Buachaille Etive Mor