Walking in Scotland's Far North

62 mountain walks

By Andy Walmsley

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).

Seasons

Year-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!

Centres

Ullapool, Lochinver, Kylesku, Scourie, Kinlochbervie. Otherwise various small scattered villages offering accommodation and basic amenities.

Difficulty

Routes are not graded, but are all within the reach of a reasonably fit walker.

Must See

It’s all beautiful! Provided the weather allows you to see it. Tiny welcoming villages. Remote mountain scenery, rugged coastline and perfect sandy beaches.
Carn Conmheall from Culnacraig (Photo by Andy Walmsley)
ISBN
9781852843779
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Published
1 Jul 2003
Reprinted
11 Jan 2019
Edition
First
Pages
160
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.0cm
Weight
170g
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Andy Walmsley

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.

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