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The guidebook covers 30 multi-day backpacking routes in northern Scotland's highlands and islands. Routes take walkers along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, and across mountain ridges from northern Skye to Glen Affric. Routes of 2, 3 and 5 days.
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The Highlands of Scotland are one of Britain's great wilderness areas, particularly in the Far North. Backpackers venturing into
these remote lands get a true sense of being away from it, and this
book gives a superb starting point for those wanting to explore this
wonderful mountain region. A total of 30 multi-day backpacking routes are described, along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, and across mountain ridges from the northern tip of Skye to the great trench of Glen Affric. Most routes take just 2 or 3 days to complete, but for those wanting an even wilder experience a handful of longer routes are also included.
This is the third volume of Cicerone’s Backpacker’s series, and follows Volume 1: Northern England and Volume 2: Wales, both also by Graham Uney.
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From a mobile, phone the international emergency number 112 – this will connect you via any available network.
Thank you to John Cleare for providing us with information about Tom Patey and the first ascent of Am Buachaille. The sea stack was first climbed in July 1967 by Tom Patey and John Cleare but this was not how Tom lost his life. He died descending from the first ascent of The Maiden, a double stack off Whiten Head in May 1970.
|How to Use This Guide|
|Getting Around and Accommodation|
|Safety in the Hills|
|Access and the Backpacker|
|Flora and Fauna|
|Walk 1 Shetland – Esha Ness|
|Walk 2 Shetland – Mainland South|
|Walk 3 Shetland – Yell|
|Walk 4 Orkney – Western Mainland|
|Walk 5 Lewis – Western Mountains|
|Walk 6 North Harris – Mountains and Moorlands|
|Walk 7 South Uist – the Wild Eastern Coast|
|Walk 8 Cape Wrath and Sandwood Bay|
|Walk 9 Ben Hope|
|Walk 10 Inverpolly|
|Walk 11 Assynt from Inchnadamph|
|Walk 12 The Munros of the Inverlael Forest|
|Walk 13 Fisherfield and Letterewe|
|Walk 14 The Applecross Peninsula|
|Walk 15 The Fannichs Traverse|
|Walk 16 Torridon from Shieldaig|
|Walk 17 Coulin Forest from Torridon|
|Walk 18 The Strath Carron Munros from Craig|
|Walk 19 The Head of Strathconon|
|Walk 20 The High Traverse of Glen Affric|
|Walk 21 Beinn Fhada and A’ Ghlas Bheinn|
|Walk 22 The High Traverse of Glen Shiel|
|Walk 23 Shiel Bridge to Glenfinnan|
|Walk 24 The Mountains of Knoydart|
|Walk 25 Skye – the Black Cuillin Lochs and Bealachs|
|Walk 26 Skye – the Red Cuillin|
|Walk 27 Skye – the Trotternish Ridge Traverse|
|Walk 28 Exploring Raasay|
|Walk 29 Discovering Rum|
|Walk 30 Through the Cona Glen|
|Appendix 1 Useful Contacts|
|Appendix 2 Bibliography|
|Appendix 3 Walk Summary Table|
|Appendix 4 Glossary|