Useful links

Below are links to websites that hillwalkers and other outdoor enthusiasts may find useful. If you know of anything else we should include, let us know.

Mountaineering links


Mountaineering Council of Scotland
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland, the MCofS, represents mountaineers, climbing and hill walking enthusiasts in Scotland. They 'work for Scotland's mountains and mountaineers' by providing a range of services, advice and information.
Scottish Mountaineering Club
Founded in 1889, the SMC uses the wide experience of their members, and other mountaineers to support an active publishing program covering the hills and mountains of Scotland - widely recognised as the best and most extensive series of guidebooks for walkers and climbers.
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Heading for the Hills
'Heading for the Scottish Hills' helps you find out where deer stalking is taking place on participating estates over the busy stag stalking season.
SportScotland Avalance Information Service
From SportScotland and with information from the Met Office, a daily forecast of the avalance, snow and climbing conditions at 5 climbing area in Scotland during the season.



Hill running links


Scottish Hill Runners
An independent organisation providing a range of services for hill runners in Scotland. They also provide information and advice on all aspects of hill racing, training, race organisation and long distance challenges.
Scottish Hill Racing
An independent resource providing information on Races, Results, Clubs and Runners



Maps and books


Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps
I generally use the Ordnance Survey Landranger maps for navigating on the Munros and Corbetts. These maps are at 1:50000, for more detail try the OS 1:250000 Explorer maps.
Pocket Mountain guides
These little books are great. Full of detail, outline maps and historical tit-bits. Seven books cover the Munros and Corbetts, with more books on wildlife, biking, the English hills and of course 'Classic Hill Runs and Races'.
Harvey's Maps
Maps for walkers, made by walkers. Walking, climbing, cycling, orienteering and even a Munro and Corbett chart. When on Skye, I tend to use their Superwalker map as it's at 1:25000, but with just the right amount of detail.
Trail Maps
Trailmaps is a cartography company run by Steve Smirthwaite and based in The Scottish Highlands. Designed for mtb-ers, hikers and cross-country skiers, the waterproof maps are are mainly focused in the Eastern Highlands.


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