Ben Nevis and Glen Coe
100 low, mid, and high level walks
Guidebook to walking in Scotland's Ben Nevis and Glen Coe region, featuring 100 graded walks of 2 to 21 miles. The routes range from gentle walks to bothy treks and cover 43 Munro summits and 3 scrambles. The routes include walking near Kinlochleven, Fort William, the Grey Corries, the Mamores, the Black Mount and Ben Cruachan.
SeasonsLow-level walks and scrambles: April to end of October recommended (June to September, beware midges). High-level routes: snow possible on tops and ridges Dec to April (or year-round, Ben Nevis summit), best snow conditions likely Feb, March.
CentresFort William, Glen Nevis, Spean Bridge, Corrour Station, Kinlochleven, Glencoe, Orchy, Inveroran, Dalmally, Taynuilt, Oban
DifficultyHigh, low and mid-level walks: all graded for length and difficulty. Also some longer treks and through-routes. Variety of walking routes suitable for all abilities. Three must-do scrambling routes are also included.
Must See44 Munro summits, Aonach Eagach ridge scramble, the Grey Corries, the Black Mount, Bidean, Ben Cruachan, Nevis Gorge, Carn Mor Dearg Arête, Ring of Steall, Cruachan Horseshoe, climb Ben Nevis
This guidebook details 100 walking routes around Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, centred in 10 areas including Fort William and Glen Nevis, the Aonachs, the Mamores, Kinlochleven, Glen Coe, Glen Etive, Black Mount and Ben Cruachan. Routes are graded according to difficulty, and range between short, easy strolls and long, challenging walks with overnight bothy stays. The region's 44 Munro summits are covered, including 2 easy scrambles and the formidable traverse of Aonach Eagach's iconic jagged ridge.
Alongside step-by-step route descriptions and mapping, the guide presents practical advice on transport, access, safety and where to stay plus background information on the area's fascinating geology.
Many of the routes reflect the author's belief that the best rewards often lie off the popular tourist trails. Yet the highlights are all there: Buachaille Etive Mor, Aonach Eagach, the Mamores, the Grey Corries, Bidean nam Bian, Ben Starav, Carn Mor Dearg and of course, the mighty Ben Nevis. The book - like Glen Coe itself - encourages exploration and includes a helpful 'summit summary' to show different options and assist with route-planning.
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Ronald Turnbull writes regularly for TGO, Lakeland Walker, Trail and Cumbria magazines. His previous books include Across Scotland on Foot, Long Days in Lakeland and Welsh 3000ft Challenges. He has written many other Cicerone guides, including Walking in the Lowther Hills, The Book of the Bivvy and Not the West Highland Way.View author profile
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