Hike Your Way Around Scotland – InsiderScotland
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Scotland is truly a hiker’s paradise with everything from city strolls to one day walks and on to two-week long distance epic adventures.It is easy to see why, as walking is something that is open to complete beginners and is an activity that you can gradually get into then keep on developing. At its other extreme, it can be a way to gain a whole new set of skills as you take on increasingly challenging hikes up the nation’s massive mountains.
World Class Hillwalking
It is, of course, its hills and mountains that Scotland is famous for and the nation’s countryside really does offer world-class hillwalking. In total there are 283 Munros (peaks over 3,000ft or 914.4m) to tackle and many ‘lesser’ peaks that open up just as fine, if not better, views and hiking opportunities. The granddaddy of them all is the Cuillin mountain range on Skye, but this is serious walking country and tackling many of the dozen Munros here requires technical climbing skills and equipment. The Cairngorms also offer a flurry of Munros with Cairngorm itself a relatively easy one to ascend from the… [Continue Reading]