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Cover of Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands
19 Oct 2012
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Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands

by Steve Kew
Book published by Cicerone Press

One of two guidebooks to walking Scotland's Munros, covering the southern, central and western Scottish Highlands, including Glencoe, Glen Shee, the Mamores and Mull. 139 mountains are explored in this guide, with detailed route descriptions of these magnificent peaks such as Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Ben More, Ben Alder and Aonach Mor and Creise.

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This guidebook is Volume 1 of a two-part set, detailing 69 exciting and challenging routes to climb 139 Munro mountains, covering the southern, central and western Highlands. Bound in a hard-wearing, waterproof PVC cover, it includes all the popular routes in these areas, such as in Glencoe, Glen Shee, Loch Ossian, Arrochar and on Mull. The guide is ideal for Munro bagging, or for guidance on walking such hills as Ben Nevis, Aonach Beag, Stob Binnein, Ben Alder and Schiehallion. Volume 2, for the northern Highlands, the Cairngorms and Skye, cover the remaining 144 Munros.

As well as a detailed introduction with advice for walkers regarding access, transport and accommodation, each route includes informaton on distance, ascent, and route time; as well as detailed descriptions of the walk, the enticement of photography and improved custom-drawn 1:100,000 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.

  • Handy pocket-size guide to take into the hills
  • Detailed route descriptions around each of the 139 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 2 covers the Northern 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 completes the collection with the northern Corbetts.

  • Activities
    Walking. Scrambling, exposure and other challenges depend on the difficulty of the Munro and are warned and advised on in the Guide.
  • Seasons
    Year-round mountain walking, with summer walking in mind. However, midges may hold you back in summer, and if snow's not your thing then avoid winter.
  • Centres
    Fort William, Glencoe, Killin, Pitlochrie, Blair Atholl, Oban and many more. Camping and through treks too.
  • Difficulty
    Many Munros are straightforward walks, but some have exciting ridge walking and scrambling. Aonach Eagach is covered in this volume. Normal Scottish mountain challenges and precautions.
  • Must See
    The extroardinary beauty of Scotland's mountain landscape; the challenge of a long and strenuous climb; the achievement of the summit; the sight of wilderness stretching out for miles around; the tidal wave of cloud flowing over a ridge; the sweet peace of that first refreshment at the end of the day.

May 2014

Route 5

The description says that "the track is barred by a stream and there is a path next to the stream". This is now out of date. The track is barred by a stream and there is a well-made path through a felled area approximately 100m from the stream which should be followed.


Route 1 Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg
The Aonachs
Route 2 Aonach Mor, Aonach Beag
The Grey Corries
Route 3 Stob Ban, Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh
Route 4 Sgurr Choinnich Mor
Route 5 Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban, Sgurr a’ Mhaim
Route 6 Na Gruagaichean, An Gearanach, Stob Coire a’ Chairn, Am Bodach
Route 7 Sgurr Eilde Mor, Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor
Loch Treig
Route 8 Stob a’ Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain
Route 9 Stob Coire Sgriodain, Chno Dearg
Route 10 Beinn a’ Chlachair, Geal Charn, Creag Pitridh
Loch Ossian
Route 11 Beinn Eibhinn, Aonach Beag
Route 12 Beinn na Lap
Route 13 Carn Dearg, Sgor Gaibhre
Ben Alder
Route 14 Ben Alder, Beinn Bheoil
Route 15 Geal Charn, Carn Dearg
Route 16 Sgairneach Mhor, Beinn Udlamain, A’ Mharconaich, Geal Charn
Route 17 Meall Chuaich
Route 18 A’ Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim
Route 19 Beinn Dearg
Route 20 Carn a’ Chlamain
Beinn A’ Ghlo
Route 21 Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn nan Gabhar
Glen Shee
Route 22 Glas Tulaichean, Carn an Righ
Route 23 Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Cairn of Claise, Tom Buidhe, Tolmount, Carn an Tuirc
Route 24 Carn a’ Gheoidh, The Cairnwell, Carn Aosda
Route 25 An Socach
The Lochnagar Hills
Route 26 Cac Carn Beag, Carn a’ Choire Bhaidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Cairn Bannoch, Broad Cairn
Glen Clova
Route 27 Mayar, Driesh
Glen Esk
Route 28 Mount Keen
Route 29 Ben More (Isle of Mull)
Route 30 Beinn a’ Bheithir – Sgorr Dhonuill, Sgorr Dhearg
Glen Coe
Route 31 Aonach Eagach – Meall Dearg, Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
Route 32 Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach
Route 33 Buachaille Etive Mor – Stob Dearg, Stob na Broige
Route 34 Buachaille Etive Beag – Stob Dubh, Stob Coire Raineach
Route 35 Beinn Sgulaird
Route 36 Sgor na h-Ulaidh
Route 37 Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Route 38 Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighenan, Glas Bheinn Mhor
Route 39 Stob Coir’ an Albannaich, Meall nan Eun
Route 40 Creise, Meall a’ Bhuiridh
Route 41 Stob a’ Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar
Bridge of Orchy
Route 42 Beinn Achaladair, Beinn a’ Chreachain
Route 43 Beinn Mhanach
Route 44 Beinn Dorain, Beinn an Dothaidh
Route 45 Ben Cruachan, Stob Diamh
Route 46 Beinn a’ Chochuill, Beinn Eunaich
Route 47 Ben Lui, Beinn a’ Chleibh, Ben Oss, Beinn Dubhchraig
Glen Lyon
Route 48 Meall Buidhe
Route 49 Stuchd an Lochain
Route 50 Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg, Meall na Aighean (Creag Mhor)
Route 51 Schiehallion
Glen Lochay
Route 52 Creag Mhor, Beinn Heasgarnich
Route 53 Ben Challum
Route 54 Meall Glas, Sgiath Chuil
Route 55 Meall Ghaordaidh
Loch Tay
Route 56 Meall nan Tarmachan
Route 57 Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, An Stuc, Meall Garbh, Meall Greigh
Route 58 Meall Corranaich, Meall a’ Choire Leith
Glen Lednock
Route 59 Ben Chonzie
Route 60 Beinn Chabhair
Route 61 An Caisteal, Beinn a’ Chroin
Route 62 Cruach Ardrain, Beinn Tulaichean
Route 63 Ben More, Stob Binnein
Loch Earn
Route 64 Ben Vorlich (Callander), Stuc a’ Chroin
Route 65 Beinn Bhuidhe
Route 66 Ben Vorlich (Inveruglas)
Route 67 Ben Vane
Route 68 Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime
Route 69 Ben Lomond
Appendix 1 Bibliography
Appendix 2 Contact Details
Appendix 3 Index of Munros (alphabetical)
Appendix 4 Index of Munros (by height)
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