Easiest Munros

The 10 easiest mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet high !

Just starting hillwalking, visiting Scotland's hills for the first time or just looking for a quick afternoon walk ?

Below are 10 of the easiest and most straight-forward Munro routes.

All of the routes have very obvious paths to their Munro summits and on some it is possible to continue further and bag more peaks.

There are links to get more information, including maps, longer routes, photos, accommodation and much more.


1 - The Cairnwell and Carn Aosda

Carn Aosda and The Cairnwell

Munros above the Glenshee Ski Centre with very little ascent. You could do them all as part of a hillrace taking in another 7 Munros !

2 - Meall nan Tarmachan

Meall nan Tarmachan

The most easterly peak on a fine circular ridge walk above Loch Tay. The easiest way is straight up and back down !

3 - Carn Liath on Beinn a'Ghlo

Carn Liath

Fine tracks reach Beinn a'Ghlo and its neighbours. Beyond Carn Liath navigation skills are tested on the summit plateaux.

4 - Ben Chonzie

Ben Chonzie

An enjoyable easy summer's afternoon walk heading direct up Ben Chonzie. Longer routes include the neighbouring Corbett Auchnafree Hill.

5 - Cairngorm

Cairngorm

Vast plateaus with Artic tundra, hidden lochans, long narrow crests and dark corries. Yet so accessible !

6 - Schiehallion

Schiehallion

A prominant mountain from all directions. A bit tougher than you'd think, particularly if the mist is down !

7 - Mount Keen

Mount Keen

Recent path work have made access to this summit even easier. A bike is recommended !

8 - Mayar and Driesh

Driesh and Mayar

With fine paths and short distance, this pair make for a good introduction to hillwalking

9 - Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

The most southerly Munro. Quiet first thing in the morning and views are vast and superb from the summit.

10 - Ben Vorlich, Loch Earn

Ben Vorlich

Easy enjoyable walking. A bit of rock-scrambling if you fancy extending the route to include Stuc a'Chroin.



Times are calculated using Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Other fairly easy Munros that just missed out being in the list of the 10 easiest Munroes are :
  
Ben Wyvis above Dingwall Ben Hope in the far north
Ben More on Mull Glas Tulaichean, Glenshee
Meall Chuach, Dalwhinnie Geal-charn, Dalwhinnie
Beinn na Lap above Loch Ossian   Beinn Ghlas & Ben Lawers


Important note

Although the Munro routes listed are considered easy, it should be noted that conditions on all Scottish hills can change rapidly, therefore never head out under-equiped. Always carry a relevant map and compass and know how to use them !





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