Popular Scottish Mountain And Hill Walks
Here are our favourite Scottish mountain and hill walks.
No 2. Ben Ledi
One of our favourite climbs. Ben Ledi has marvellous views on the way up, and marvellous views from the top.
At 760m it is a Corbett i.e over 2500ft, but under 3000ft. It is a straightforward climb, but as always, walkers should be prepared - don't try it in jeans and a t-shirt. Checkout the report to see just how fast the weather can change!
No 3. Ben Venue
Although at 725m, it isn't one of the highest mountains, it has spectacular views from the top.
There is a fairly long walk in and a bit of scrabbling up and down some rocky bits, but not really very difficult.
The fact that it is a Graham (so less than 2500ft), may lull you into thinking that it is a gentle stroll but the long walk followed by a steep climb makes for a fairly strenuous ascent, however, the views from the top have to be some of the most scenic in Scotland, and make it all worth while.
No 5. Scald Law and Carnethy Hill, The Pentlands
The Pentland Hills lie just to the south of Edinburgh, and the highest hill at 609m is Scald Law.
This is a circular route, and also takes in Turnhouse Hill (506m) and Carnethy Hill (573m).
No 6. Beinn Dubh and Glen Striddle
This climb up Beinn Dubh provides superb views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond.
You can either return the way you came, or complete the horseshoe route and return via Glen Striddle.
No 7. The Grey Mare's Tail
The Grey Mare's Tail waterfall doesn't look like too strenuous a climb when you look up at it, but it is fairly steep - especially the first section.
The path is well maintained and you are advised not to stray off onto the grassy slopes.
At the top of the waterfall, the path is more level, and continues on to Loch Skeen - which is very picturesque and makes the climb worthwhile.
No 8. Sron a'Chlachain
An ideal walk if you are in the area, and are looking for a climb with a great view, but you don't have a lot of time.
Sron a'Chlachain is not very high, but it is very steep. It lies beside the village of Killin, and had fantastic views up Loch Tay.