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Coire Lagan in the Cuillins
distance 4.06mi Vertical gain +1916ft Vertical drop -1916ft Durée 3h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.

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Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin
distance 9.21mi Vertical gain +1404ft Vertical drop -1417ft Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very nice hike along the water and mountains in the Cuillin.

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The Table and the Needle at the Quiraing
distance 3.92mi Vertical gain +1132ft Vertical drop -1122ft Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The Quiraing combines both majestic mountains and the mysteries of the Isle of Skye. The landscapes are magnificent.

Walking Fyrish Monument ( Download : )
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Fyrish Monument
distance 4.42mi Vertical gain +863ft Vertical drop -863ft Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A circular route to the 18th century arches of the Fyrish Monument. After a short distance my route leaves the busy Jubilee Path to make a gradual ascent up the shoulder of Cnoc Fyrish. The monument itself is a true work of art and forms a significant part of local history. My return route takes you through an area of mature forestry teeming with wildlife.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 13.93mi Vertical gain +1601ft Vertical drop -1591ft Durée 7h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The West Highland Way is the most established of Scotland’s long-distance walking routes. This is the fifth of a five stage route, staying at prebooked accomodation along the way. A simple route, with some climbing but mostly sticking to streams and rivers to walk through the valleys whilst appreciating the high mountains from below.

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Bla Bhienn from Elgol: an out and return walk
distance 12.61mi Vertical gain +3993ft Vertical drop -3986ft Durée 9h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This is an ascent of the South ridge of Bla Bhienn starting from and returning to Elgol. It includes the cliff top walk to Camasunary Bay, followed by the ridge. The views are spectacular and the ridge is one of the most memorable mountain days to be had.

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On the rooftop of Great Britain: Ben Nevis
distance 10mi Vertical gain +4324ft Vertical drop -4324ft Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

Here is a magnificent peak held in high regard by our British friends, Ben Nevis. This summit, though in itself not very high relatively speaking, requires a significant climb in altitude because it starts almost at sea level. During the ascent, the views are breathtaking.

Walking Old Man of Storr ( Download : )
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Old Man of Storr
distance 2.56mi Vertical gain +1063ft Vertical drop -1056ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very short, easy walk to do late afternoon (when most walkers have come back down off the mountain) so you can enjoy the silence and evening light.

Walking The Fairy Pools ( Download : )
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The Fairy Pools
distance 4.14mi Vertical gain +1001ft Vertical drop -1001ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A short walk around the Fairy Pools, so you can see them from close up, followed by a tranquil walk in the valley, away from the crowds.

Walking Glenmore Forest Park ( Download : )
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Glenmore Forest Park
distance 3.73mi Vertical gain +299ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

An easy, family-friendly walk in the Cairngorms National Park.

Walking Glen Affric ( Download : )
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Glen Affric
distance 10.87mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -531ft Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A nice trip around Loch Affric near Inverness. Not at all difficult and with some beautiful landscapes.

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distance 9.52mi Vertical gain +4997ft Vertical drop -5003ft Durée 8h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very interesting alternative, full of variations, to the normal route to reach the summit of the famous Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Great Britain. It is a wilder variant than the normal route. Without being too technical it remains a solid hike. It allows walkers the opportunity to contemplate the very famous north face of Ben Nevis.

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distance 2.91mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 1h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A day adventure over to Horse Island. Make sure you cross from Lamb Island - the first little one - to Horse Island at low tide.

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distance 8.1mi Vertical gain +4432ft Vertical drop -4154ft Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk in the mountains north of Fort William visits the summits of Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag, both of which exceed 4,000 feet above sea level. The views on a good day are stunning especially of Ben Nevis. The route contains plenty of ascent and you should remember that suitable clothing is essential so you can cope with rapid changes in weather. There are also snow cornices to be considered.

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distance 10.92mi Vertical gain +2897ft Vertical drop -2887ft Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This high mountain walk visits the second highest summit in Scotland - Ben Macdui. In addition the route visits some of the wild country surrounding this peak including the summit of Cairngorm. Do choose a good day to complete this walk as navigation can be difficult for inexperienced walkers.

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distance 1.42mi Vertical gain +289ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This Highland walk visits the most north-easterly point of mainland Britain. The coast around Duncansby Head is dramatic and full of bird-life in season.

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distance 9.64mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk lies within the Cairngorm National Park and visits the lochs and lochans that lie between Loch Morlich and the twon of Aviemore. The route offers a number of alternatives for the return to the start and provides an excellent walk if low cloud is limiting higher level walks in the mountains.