Climb the Munros with a Cicerone guide

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.


Overview Maps

Area covered by the Guide   
Symbols used on route maps   
Area Map 1   
Area Map 2   
Area Map 3   
Area Map 4   
Area Map 5   


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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