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Great Mountain Days in Scotland

50 classic hillwalking challenges

Inspirational guidebook to 50 challenging routes for mountaineers, scramblers, hillwalkers and fell runners, many long enough to backpack over 2 days, especially in winter (12 to 25 miles). A mix of classic routes and unsung gems across Scotland from Galloway to the Outer Hebrides in widely differing wild landscapes. With customised OS mapping.


Routes possible year round, with major seasonal variations noted; winter conditions are more strenuous and serious, demanding appropriate skills and equipment


Brodick, Crianlarich, Fort William, Glen Shiel, Torridon, Portree, Stornoway, Ullapool, Tongue, Aviemore, Braemar


Long hard days on rough remote ground for fitter, more experienced hill walkers, overnight backpackers and ambitious runners; some optional scrambling; some optional approaches by mountain bike or kayak

Must See

Cairngorms 4000-ers, Arrochar Alps, Tyndrum's five Corbetts, Lochaber Traverse, Ladhar Bheinn and Loch Hourn, circuit of Loch Monar, Liathach and Beinn Alligin, Fisherfield Six, Foinaven from Loch Eriboll, Rum Cuillin traverse, Skye's Trotternish Ridge
16 Mar 2012
23 Nov 2020
24.00 x 17.00 x 1.90cm

A large-format guidebook describing 50 walks and scrambles across Scotland. From the Southern Uplands to the Outer Hebrides, a mix of classic routes and unsung gems are detailed in this guide for experienced walkers, suitable to be walked year-round.

The routes range from 20-46km (13-28 miles) and can be enjoyed in 7-20 hours, either crammed into 1 day or backpacked over 2 days.

  • Adapted 1:100,000 OS mapping for each route
  • Routes include Cairngorms 4000-ers, Tyndrum’s five Corbett’s, Loch Tay traverse, Skye’s Trotternish Ridge, Glen Coe Circuit, the Mamores
  • Many routes are suitable for fell running
  • Boat and bike access options are given
  • Information on public transport, accommodation and sleeping out options

Table of Contents
Dan Bailey Cicerone author BAILEY

By Dan Bailey

A Londoner by birth – if not inclination – Dan Bailey is happier as an adopted Fifer, where he lives with his wonderful wife and two budding young mountaineers in striking distance of hills, rock and water. As well as guidebooks Dan produces words and pictures for the outdoor media, and works as the editor of Dan has walked and climbed in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Mainland Europe and all over the UK. Having tried the rest he insists that Scotland is the best. He is a particular fan of challenging hill walks and long adventurous traditional climbs, both summer and winter – a passion for which he has far more enthusiasm than talent.

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