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Mountain hiking routes in Scotland's Central Highlands



1 - Cruachan Horseshoe and above Glen Kinglass
Some fine ridge walking. Having a fairly isolated position, this group have long distant views from their summits
2 - Glen Orchy Corbetts
Weird rock dykes with gold and fine runnable terrain on grass and by forest over 3 Corbetts
3 - Above the Black Mount
The West Highland Way aids return from a days ridge-walking with some easy scrambling
4 - East of Loch Etive
Sitting above a fjord-like loch, Ben Starav is a dramatic peak. This with 4 other Munros make for a superb outing
5 - Shepherds of Etive
Popular peaks guarding the eastern approach to Glencoe. Etive Mor is the iconic Scottish Mountain
6 - Glencoe - The Aonach Eagach and Bidean nam Bian
Well defined paths over high level ridges, alongside sharp gorges and through a hidden glen. Some tricky scrambling
7 - Beinn Sgulaird and neighbours
A sea-level start means these hills require a fair bit of effort. The stunning views make the effort worthwhile
8 - Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Mountains with hidden craggy sides, however, an excellent track from the east in Glen Etive makes them very accessible. Alternative routes from Glencoe include the neighbouring Corbetts
9 - Beinn a'Bheithir
The 'thunderbolt mountain' is a horse-shoe shaped mountain above Ballachuilish. A quick hill-run or delightful scramble - you choose !
10 - Garbh Bheinnn
Mucky start and gravel climb up a Corbett sandwiched between Loch Leven and the Aonach Eagach
11 - Mam na Gualainn
A fine Corbett above the northern shores of Loch Leven. Grass covered slopes lead to stunning views from the summit.
12 - The Mamores
One of the finest mountain ranges in Scotland, fit hillwalkers can bag all 10 Munro peaks in one outing
13 - Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonachs and the Grey Corries
A route up Britain's highest mountain can be extended to include some fine ridge-walking and easy scrambling
14 - Above Loch Treig
Imposing high grey peaks west of Loch Treig contrast with the grass covered slopes on the east
15 - Around Loch Ossian
Take a train journey into this wonderful area which has seen significant investment in recent years
16 - Alder Forest
A cycle in on good tracks alongside lochsides to a remote bothy encircled by mountains, far away from civilisation
17 - Ardverikie
Fine hills in a fairly compact group with good paths linking the ground below them
18 - Creag Meagaidh group
Ever-changing views over Coire Ardair and its spectacular cliffs - well famed for their winter climbing.
19 - Monadh Liath
Navigation work will be needed to cover the grassy ground on this moor - even in clear conditions !
20 - Drumochter
Several Munro summits can walked over 3 separate outings or linked together to form one long, but easy day's hillwalking.



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Locate routes by ascent, distance, quality of scenery, effort needed or even Munro and Corbett count using the table below.
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Mountain Area     Route Ascent    
(m)
Distance    
(km)
Terrain+ Scenery Munro    
count
Corbett    
count
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Cruachan circuit incl Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a'Chochuill 2100 18  4  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a'Chochuill 1300 12.5  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Cruachan horseshoe with Beinn a'Bhuiridh 1700 14  2  1
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Cruachan horseshoe with Taynuilt Peak and Meall Cuanal 1725 15  4  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Munros east of Etive 2560 25  5  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor 1475 15  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn nan Aighenan 1300 15  1  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Stob Coir'an Albannaich and Meall nan Eun from Victoria Bridge* 1325 26  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Above the Black Mount* 1950 20  4  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Stob Gabhar and Stob a'Choire Odhair via waterfalls 1250 15  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn Mhic Chasgaig with Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh 1500 15  2  1
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Shepherds of Etive 1875 19  4  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Etive Beag from the south 1200 12.5  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Etive Mor via Curved Ridge 750 6  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Glencoe - Aonach Eagach and Bidean nam Bian 2550 15  4  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Aonach Eagach and Bidean nam Bian 1150 6.5  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Aonach Eagach and Bidean nam Bian 1400 9  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn Sgulaird 1280 11  1  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn Sgulaird and Creach Bheinn 1600 12  1  1
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn Sgulaird, Beinn Fhionnlaidh, Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Beinn Trilleachan 2475 30  3  1
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven West of Glen Etive* 1550 17.5  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Sgor na h-Ulaidh from Glencoe* 1150 12.5  1  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Meall Lighiche and Sgor na h-Ulaidh from Glencoe* 1150 14  1  1
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Meall Lighiche, Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Beinn Maol Chalum and Bidean nam Bian circuit 2375 25  3  2
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn a'Bheithir from Glenachulish* 1300 12  2  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn a'Bheithir from Ballachuilish 1250 10  1  -
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Froachaidh from Duror 900 12  -  1
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht The Mamores 3400 34 10  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Glas Bheinn (Mamores) 1000 17  -  1
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Western Mamores 1600 12  3  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Central Mamores 1500 15  3  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Eastern Mamores 2000 18  4  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Nevis, Aonachs and Grey Corries 3200 32  8  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Ben Nevis to Aonach Beag 2280 18.5  4  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Grey Corries - Stob Ban to Sgurr Choinnich Mor 1800 25  4  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Ben Nevis hill race route 1500 13  1  1
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Above Loch Treig 2175 30  4  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Above Loch Treig as a circuit 2100 31  4  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Stob Coire Sgriodain, Chno Dearg and Beinn na Lap 1350 21  3  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Easains with Sgurr Innse and Cruach Innse 1900 20.5  2  2
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Ossian Munros 1550 26  3  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Ossian peaks from the Drove Road 1700 36  2  1
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Leum Uilleim 575 10  -  1
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Alder Forest* 2550 56  6  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Carn Dearg to Beinn Eibhinn from north-west* 1100 20  7  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Ben Alder via the Coire na Lethchois ridge * 1050 15  1  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht The Fara 600 9  -  1
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Creag Meagaidh group of Munros 1850 27  5  -
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Beinn Teallach and Beinn a'Chaorainn 1200 15.5  2  -
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Creag Meagaidh and it's tops 1625 28  3  -
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Glen Roy Corbetts 2200 28  -  4
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Monadh Liath 1420 30  4  -
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Monadh Liath eastern Munros 1075 23  3  -
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Geal Charn in the Monadh Liath 750 14  1  -
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Corrieyairack Corbetts 1200 27  -  2
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Carn an Fhreiceadain* 700 17  -  1
Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath Geal-charn Mor* 625 6  -  1
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Ardverikie from Laggan* 1350 25  3  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Ardverikie and the Aonach Beag Munros* 2375 40  7  -
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Ardverikie from Loch Pattack* 1150 44.5  3  -
Loch Rannoch to Drumochter Drumochter Circuit 1350 12  7  -
Loch Rannoch to Drumochter West of Drumochter 1275 18  4  1
Loch Rannoch to Drumochter A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim 850 16  2  -
Loch Rannoch to Drumochter Meall Chuaich* 650 14  1  -
Loch Rannoch to Drumochter Beinn a'Chuallaich 600 6.5  -  1
Loch Rannoch to Drumochter Meall na Leitreach 450 7  -  1
Loch Rannoch to Drumochter Stob an Aonaich Mhoir* 800 28  -  1
Loch Rannoch to Drumochter Beinn Mholaich* 725 19  -  1
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht Mam na Gualainn 800 6.5  -  1
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Garbh Bheinn 840 6  -  1
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn Bhreae-liath and Beinn Ulaidh from Glen Orchy 950 11  -  2
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh from Glen Orchy* 775 12  -  1
Strath Orchy to Loch Leven Beinn Bhreae-liath and Beinn Ulaidh from Glen Lochy 800 9  -  2
+1: path all the way, 2-3: paths most of the way and mainly grass, 4-5: grass with some boulders and steep ground, 6-7: fair amount of scree and boulders
   8: a few sections of rock clambering, 9: tricky sections of scrambling and exposure, 10: very exposed, technical scrambling, climbing and ropework required


* there are tracks decent enough on these routes to enable cycling

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