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This book is a resource covering the finest walks, treks and climbs to be found in Scotland, written by an award-winning author. From the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms to the jagged peaks of Torridon and the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye, Scotland has a rich variety of wild landscapes and terrain that is perfect for many activities. Scotland's lochs, forests and rivers offer spectacular scenery and a tranquility that visitors embrace time and time again. Author Chris Townsend was the first person to complete a continuous round of all the Scottish Munros and Tops. He has also walked across the Scottish mountains from coast to coast 14 times, and has served as the President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. With superb photography and an exceptional level of detail throughout, this book is an ideal all-embracing guide for the mountain adventurer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 34mm | 1,202.01g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 230 colour photos and 76 colour maps
  • 1852844426
  • 9781852844424
  • 256,672

Table of contents


About this Book


When to Go


Getting There

Getting Around


Maps and Guidebooks Equipment for Hillwalkers

The Mountains

Topography and Geology

History, Culture and the Rise of Mountaineering

Scottish Mountain Names

National Parks and other Protected Areas

Plant and Animal Life

Mountain Activities

Peakbagging, Hillwalking and Scrambling

Long Distance Routes

Rock Climbing

Winter Mountaineering

Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

Responsible Mountaineering


Mountain Rescue


Environmental Ethics

Leave no Litter


Cross Country

Wild Camping

Camp Fires and Stoves


Plant and Animal Life

CHAPTER 1: The Southern Uplands

1:1 The Southern Upland Way

1:2 The Galloway Hills

1:3 The Carsphairn Hills

1:4 The Lowther Hills

1:5 The Tweedsmuir Hills

1:6 The Moorfoot and Lammermuir Hills

1:7 Outliers

Access, Bases, Maps and Guides

CHAPTER 2: The Southern Highlands

2:1 The Campsie Fells

2:2 The Ochils

2:3 The Rob Roy Way

2:4 The West Highland Way

2:5 Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond

2:6 The Arrochar Alps

2:7 The Ben Lui Hills

2:8 The Trossachs

2:9 Ben More, Stob Binnein and the Crianlarich and Balquhidder Hills

2:10 The Loch Earn and Crieff Hills

2:11 The Glen Lochay Hills

2:12 The Bridge of Orchy Hills

2:13 Ben Lawers and the Tarmachans

2:14 Glen Lyon, Schiehallion and Aberfeldy

Access, Bases, Maps and Guides

CHAPTER 3: The Central Highlands

3:1 Ben Cruachan and Glen Strae

3:2 Glen Etive

3:3 The Black Mount

3:4 The West Highland Way

3:5 Glen Coe

3:6 Beinn a'Bheithir and Glen Creran

3:7 Rannoch Moor

3:8 The Mamores

3:9 Ben Nevis

3:10 The Aonachs and the Grey Corries

3:11 Loch Treig

3:12 Loch Ossian

3:13 The Ben Alder and Laggan Hills

3:14 The West Drumochter Hills

3:15 The Monadh Liath

3:16 Creag Meagaidh and the Loch Laggan Hills

3:17 Glen Roy

3:18 Long Walks

Access, Bases, Maps and Guides

CHAPTER 4: The Cairngorms

4:1 East Drumochter, The Gaick and Minigaig

4:2 Glen Tilt

4:3 Pitlochry and Killiecrankie

4:4 Glen Shee and the Cairnwell Pass

4:5 The Angus Glens: Glen Clova, Glen Doll and Glen Esk

4:6 Deeside

4:7 Strathspey

4:8 The Lairig an Laoigh Area

4:9 The Ben Macdui and Cairngorm plateau

4:10 Lairig Ghru

4:11 Glen Feshie

4:12 The Speyside Way

Access, Bases, Maps and Guides

CHAPTER 5: The Western Highlands

5:1 Ardgour, Morvern, Sunart and Moidart

5:2 Glenfinnan and Loch Eil

5:3 The Great Glen

5:4 Loch Arkaig, Glen Kingie, Glen Pean and Glen Dessary

5:5 Knoydart

5:6 The Glenelg Peninsula

5:7 North Loch Quoich and South Glen Shiel

5:8 Kintail and North Glen Shiel

5:9 Glen Affric and North Strath Cluanie

5:10 Glen Cannich, Glen Strathfarrar, Loch Monar, Strathconon and Glen Carron

5:11 The Cape Wrath Trail: Fort William to Achnashellach

Access, Bases, Maps and Guides

CHAPTER 6: The Northern Highlands

6:1 Applecross and Coulin

6:2 Torridon

6:3 Letterewe, Fisherfield and Dundonnell: Loch Maree to Loch Broom

6:4 The Fannaichs

6:5 Beinn Dearg and Easter Ross

6:6 Coigach and Assynt

6:7 The Far North

6:8 The Cape Wrath Trail: Achnashellach to Cape Wrath

6:9 The Sutherland Trail: Lochinver to Tongue

Access, Bases, Maps and Guides

CHAPTER 7: The Islands

7:1 Arran

7:2 Jura

7:3 Mull

7:4 Rum

7:5 Skye

7:6 Harris

7:7 South Uist

Access, Bases, Maps and Guides

APPENDIX A Glossary of Common Mountain Words in Gaelic and Scots

APPENDIX B Bibliography and Further Reading

APPENDIX C Current List of Munros

APPENDIX D Current List of Corbetts

Appendix E Index of Maps

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About Chris Townsend

Award-winning author Chris Townsend was the first person to complete a continuous round of all the Scottish Munros and Tops. He has also walked across the Scottish mountains from coast to coast 14 times. Chris has served as President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.
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