Walking in Scotland's Far North
62 mountain walks
The 62 mountain walks in this guidebook cover Scotland's north-west peninsula, north of Ullapool. Mainly day walks, taking in peaks such as Suilven, Quinag, Morven and Scaraben, with three longer mountain traverses (Assynt Horseshoe, a Raey traverse and a long ascent of Cranstackie).
SeasonsYear-round walking, as the area is warmed by the Gulf Stream, and snow rarely lingers for long. Driest months are May, June, September and October. Warnest in July and August, but full of midges!
CentresUllapool, Lochinver, Kylesku, Scourie, Kinlochbervie. Otherwise various small scattered villages offering accommodation and basic amenities.
DifficultyRoutes are not graded, but are all within the reach of a reasonably fit walker.
Must SeeIt’s all beautiful! Provided the weather allows you to see it. Tiny welcoming villages. Remote mountain scenery, rugged coastline and perfect sandy beaches.
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Andy Walmsley was born in Preston, Lancashire, and has always been involved in outdoor activities. Despite a serious accident in 1981, he remains an active mountain-goer. Andy has spent much time exploring the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains for his original Cicerone guide in 1993.View author profile
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