Backpack through the Central and Southern Scottish Highlands with a Cicerone guide

Cover of Backpacker's Britain: Central and Southern Scottish Highlands
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11 Nov 2008
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9781852845278
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17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
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240
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Backpacker's Britain: Central and Southern Scottish Highlands

by Graham Uney
Book published by Cicerone Press

A guidebook covering 30 multi-day backpacking routes in Scotland. The walks range from 2 to 7 days in length throughout the Central and Southern Scottish Highlands, such as the classic through-route in the Cairngorms. The book gives you all you need to plan your next Scottish wilderness trip.

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This fourth book in the Backpacker’s Britain series takes trekkers, backpackers (and fellrunners) on a thorough exploration of the Central and Southern Highlands of Scotland with all its wild mountains, rocky coasts and long, winding glens. It offers a range of trekking routes from a superb traverse of all the 4000ft peaks, to classic through-routes in the Cairngorms and many weekend circuits over the highest peaks in Britain – all within a couple of hours’ drive of Edinburgh or Glasgow. Packed with information, this guide is all you need to plan your next wilderness trip.

  • 30 multi-day backpacking routes, ranging from 7 days in length down to 2 (or perhaps 1 for very fit walkers and fellrunners)
  • routes in all the main mountain regions south of the Great Glen, including the Monadhliath, Cairngorms, Nevis range, Mamores, Glen Lyon Hills and Arrochar Alps
  • full information for each route about how to get there, accommodation at the start, campsites, bothies and hostels along the way and also contact details for the tourist information offices to find out more.
     
  • Activities
    Backpacking, trekking, walking, wild camping
  • Seasons
    April to June and September to December are the best times for avoiding midges. January to March will give very hard conditions with most routes snowbound.
  • Centres
    Fort William, Callander, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond, Aviemore, Inverness, Arran, Islay, Mull
  • Difficulty
    Most routes are circular but a few are linear. From two-day backpacking routes to a seven-day traverse. Prior experience of mountain walking and wild camping and good fitness/navigation skills required.
  • Must See
    The Scottish 4000ers Traverse, The Cairngorms High Level Traverse, Arran's High Hills
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Contents

INTRODUCTION   

Background   
How to Use this Guide   
Getting Around and Accommodation    
Safety in the Hills   
Navigation   
Equipment   
Food   
Access and the Backpacker   
Wildlife and Wildflowers   
A Note on Measurements   


THE ROUTES

Route 1     The Monadhliath from Aviemore to Kingussie   
Route 2     Through Glen Roy    
Route 3     Glen Einich and the Great Moss   
Route 4     Through the Lairig Ghru    
Route 5     The Lairig an Laoigh    
Route 6     The Eastern Cairngorms   
Route 7     The Cairngorms High Level Traverse    
Route 8     The Glen Muick High Level Circuit    
Route 9      Glen Lee and Glen Mark    
Route 10    Mount Battock and Clachnaben from Glen Esk    
Route 11    Jock’s Road and Tolmount   
Route 12    The Glenshee Munros    
Route 13    The Blair Atholl Munros   
Route 14    The Grampian Glens Grand Traverse    
Route 15    The Scottish 4000’ers Traverse   
Route 16    The Ben Alder Forest    
Route 17    The Glen Nevis High Level Traverse   
Route 18    Fort William to Dalwhinnie   
Route 19    Glen Coe from Appin   
Route 20    Mull’s Wilderness Coast   
Route 21    The Black Mount   
Route 22    Across Rannoch Moor   
Route 23    The Crianlarich Munros   
Route 24    Ben Vorlich from Glen Artney   
Route 25    Ben Lawers and Meall nan Tarmachan   
Route 26    The Trossachs from Balquhidder   
Route 27    The Munros of Glen Creran   
Route 28    Ben Lomond and the shores of Loch Lomond   
Route 29    The East Coast of Islay   
Route 30    Arran’s High Hills   

Appendix 1 Useful Websites   
Appendix 2 Bibliography   
Appendix 3 Route Summary Table   
Appendix 4 Glossary of Common Terms   

 

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