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Walking the Munros Vol 2 - Northern Highlands and the Cairngorms

by Steve Kew
Book published by Cicerone Press

The second of two guidebooks to walking Scotland's Munros. Covers routes to 144 Munros in the Cairngorms, northern Scottish highlands (north of the Great Glen) and Skye. Munros are Scottish mountains over 3000ft in height, this guidebook includes routes for Ben Macdui, Braeiach and Craig Meagaidh.

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This second volume of a two-part series of guides to the Munros details 70 routes to 144 Munros in the Cairngorms and Northern Highlands (north of the Great Glen). Bound in a hard-wearing, waterproof PVC cover, it includes all the popular routes, in areas such as Knoydart, Torridon and on Skye. The guide is ideal for Munro bagging, or for guidance on walking such hills as Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm, The Angel's Peak, Craig Meagaidh and the Cuillin on Skye.

As well as a thorough introduction with advice for walkers regarding access, transport and accommodation, each route includes information on distance, ascent, and route time; as well as detailed descriptions of the walk, enticing photography and custom-drawn 1:50,000 maps.

The 283 Munros in Scotland mean something different to every walker. Some view the collection as a challenge; will you climb all of Scotland's +3000ft mountains? To some they offer days of exciting adversity, to others a taste of wilderness and the freedom of exploration. To all, the Munros provide beauty, adventure and the pleasure of a great day's walking.

Volume 1 decribes routes on 139 Munros in the southern, central and western Scottish highlands.

  • Handy pocket-size guide to take into the hills
  • Detailed route descriptions around each of the 144 Munros (all the popular routes included)
  • All routes prefaced by a wealth of information about Gaelic names, accommodation and access
  • Useful 10-figure grid refererences for key points such as summits and start point of awkward descent lines
  • Information on travel and making the most of your walks and your stay in the area
  • Index listing all the Munros by height and alphabetically
  • Hard-wearing, waterproof PVC cover
  • Part of a two-part series; Volume 1 covers the southern Munros

Climbed all the Munros? Need a new challenge? Or maybe just a smaller one? Cicerone also has a set of guidebooks to The Corbetts. These are a collection of 221 Scottish mountains between 2500 and 2999ft and are available in a two volume set: Volume 1 covers the Corbetts south of the Great Glen, while Volume 2 explores those to the north.

  • Seasons
    Munros can be walked year round; but if the midges bite you then avoid summer, and if you are not comfortable on snow then avoid winter.
  • Centres
    Braemar, Aviemore, Inverness, Fort William, Skye, Ullapool, Torridon. Through treks and wild camping also possible.
  • Difficulty
    Munros range from straightforward to virtually climbing, with appropriate skills required. Real mountaineering in winter conditions.
  • Must See
    Stac Polly at dawn, sunset over the western Isles, your big grin after doing the In Pinn.

March 2007

Page 53 – Braemar Route 4

Second sentence of the second paragraph should read

From Ben Macdui's stony summit goes south-east for about 0.75km, not west-southwest for about 1km.

Page 65 - Glen Ey Route 8

Carn Bhac summit reference should read

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The Munros
Using This Guide
Mountain Names and Pronunciations
Grid References
Distance and Ascent
Parking and Starting the Walk
Accommodation and Campsites
Leaving Word
When to Go
Cairngorms Braemar
Route 1 Beinn a' Bhuird, Ben Avon (Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe)
Route 2 Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn
Route 3 Beinn Mheadhoin
Route 4 Derry Cairngorm, Ben Macdui, Carn a' Mhaim
Route 5 The Devil's Point, Cairn Toul, The Angel's Peak (Sgor an Lochain Uaine)
Route 6 Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor
Cairngorms: Glen Ey
Route 7 Carn an Fhidhleir, An Sgarsoch
Route 8 Carn Bhac, Beinn Iutharn Mhor
Cairngorms: Coylumbridge
Route 9 Bynack More, Cairn Gorm
Route 10 Braeriach
Cairngorms: Glen Feshie
Route 11 Mullach Clach a' Bhlair
Route 12 Sgor Gaoith
Route 13 A' Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, Carn Dearg
Route 14 Geal Charn
Loch Laggan
Route 15 Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Carn Liath
Route 16 Beinn a' Chaorainn, Beinn Teallach
Route 17 Sgurr nan Coireachan, Sgurr Thuilm
Route 18 Gulvain (Gaor Bheinn)
Loch Lochy
Route 19 Meall na Teanga, Sron a' Choire Ghairbh
Glen Dessarry
Route 20 Sgurr nan Coireachan, Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr na Ciche
Route 21 Sgurr Mor
Glen Quoich
Route 22 Gairich
Route 23 Gleouraich, Spidean Mialach
Route 24 Sgurr a' Mhaoraich
Route 25 Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe
Route 26 Ladhar Bheinn
Route 27 Beinn Sgritheall
Glen Shiel
Route 28 The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine
The South Shiel Ridge
Route 29 Creag a' Mhaim, Druim Shionnach, Aonach air Chrith, Maol Chinn-dearg, Sgurr an Doire Leathain, Sgurr an Lochain, Creag nan Damh
The Five Sisters of Kintail
Route 30 Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran
Route 31 Ciste Dhubh, Aonach Meadhoin, Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg, Saileag
Route 32 A' Chralaig, Mullach Fraoch-choire
Route 33 Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean, Sail Chaorainn
Route 34 Beinn Fhada, a' Ghlas bheinn
Glen Affric
Route 35 Mullach na Dheiragain, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan, An Socach
Route 36 Mam Sodhail, Carn Eige, Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Route 37 Tom a' Choinich, Toll Creagach
Route 38 An Socach (Glen Elchaig)
Route 39 An Riabhachan, Sgurr na Lapaich, Carn nan Gobhar
Route 40 Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Gobhar, Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill
Route 41 Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich, Lurg Mhor
Route 42 Sgurr Choinnich, Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Route 43 Maoile Lunndaidh
Route 44 Moruisg
Route 45 Maol Chean-dearg
Route 46 Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgorr Ruadh
Isle of Skye
Route 47 Sgurr nan Gillean
Route 48 Am Basteir, Bruach na Frithe
Route 49 Sgurr a' Mhadaidh, Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh
Route 50 Sgurr na Banachdich
Route 51 Sgurr Dearg (The Inaccessible Pinnacle), Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Route 52 Sgurr Alasdair
Route 53 Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr nan Eag
Route 54 Bla Bheinn
Route 55 Beinn Alligin - Tom na Gruagaich, Sgurr Mhor
Route 56 Liathach - Spidean a' Choire Leith, Mullach an Rathain
Route 57 Beinn Eighe - Ruadh Stac Mor, Spidean Coire nan Clach
Route 58 Slioch
The Fannaichs
Route 59 A' Chailleach, Sgurr Breac, Sgurr nan Each, Sgurr nan Clach Geala, Meall a' Chrasgaidh
Route 60 Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Sgurr Mor, Meall Gorm, An Coileachan
Route 61 Fionn Bheinn
Route 62 Am Faochagach
Route 63 Ben Wyvis - Glas Leathad Mor
Route 64 Ruadh Stac Mor, a' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Ban, Beinn a' Chlaidheimh
An Teallach
Route 65 Sgurr Fiona, Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill
Conival (Freevater)
Route 66 Eididh nan Clach Geala, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Cona' Mheall, Beinn Dearg
Route 67 Seana Bhraigh
Route 68 Conival, Ben More Assynt
Strath Vagastie
Route 69 Ben Klibreck - Meal Nan Con
Strath More
Route 70 Ben Hope
Appendix 1 Bibliography
Appendix 2 Contact Details
Appendix 3 Index of Munros (alphabetical)
Appendix 4 Index of Munros (by height)
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