The mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet (914 metres) in height are called the Munros. Named after Hugh Munro, the first person to compile a list of them in 1891, there were were originally 283 munros. The list has grown and shrunk over the years - in 1984 it was 277, in 1997 it grew to 284 and in September 2009 it returned to 283 after Sgurr nan Ceannaichean was re-measured and found to miss the magic height by 1 metre. The most recent revision of the list found Beinn a'Chlaidheimh in Fisherfield to be under the 3,000ft height, therefore bringing the current total to 282 Munros.
In addition to Munros, there are also Munro Tops and Murdos. Munro Tops are summits that are over 3,000ft, but considered to be a subsidary top of a nearby Munro. There are currently 227 Munro Tops. Murdos are Scottish hills over 3,000ft with a minimum drop of 30 metres on all sides - all Munros are Murdos, but not all Munro Tops are Murdos. There are 442 Murdos.
If you're starting off hillwalking or thinking about Munro-bagging, then have a look at our page with the easiest Munro walks.
We've a list of all the Munros sorted by region, name and height. You can also select hill-walks by length, ascent, quality of scenery and much more from this page.
See all the Munros and other hills on an interactive map.
Download a list of all the Munros ready for you to tick off (in Excel format) !
Links to other Munro sites :
Scottish Mountaineering Club - has a section with lots of information on Munros and a list of all the Munroists (people who have 'compleated' all the Munros), many with photos.
Database of British and Irish Hills - not just Munros, Munro Tops and Murdos, but lots of hill-lists throughout the UK and Ireland.
Ramsay's Round - 23 Munros above Glen Nevis in under 24 hours.
Charlie Campbell's website - details his record set in 2000.
Stephen Pyke's blogspot - details his 40 day record set in 2010.
Munro Society - for all those Munroists out there !
Munro Magic - more Munro routes.