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Walking the Corbetts Vol 2 North of the Great Glen

The guidebook describes walking routes up all 109 Corbetts north of the Great Glen (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains). From Ardgour to Cape Wrath including Knoydart, Applecross and Torridon, as well as Mull, Rum, Harris and Skye. For walkers who want interesting routes up these spectacular and lesser-known hills. Part of a 2-volume set.


The Corbetts can be climbed at any time of year, but the guide assumes the mountains are climbed when they are free of snow.


Mull, Rum, Skye, Harris, Northern Highlands, Ullapool, Inverness, Fort William


Most of the Corbetts north of the Great Glen are rough, rocky mountains, but few of the routes in the guide involve scrambling. Navigation can be demanding in mist and poor weather.

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109 Corbetts in 91 routes, including An Stac, Carn Mor, Meall Dubh, Beinn a' Chaisteil and Ben Loyal
20 Aug 2013
6 Dec 2022
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.90cm

A guidebook presenting 90 routes visiting 109 of Scotland’s Corbetts (mountains between 2500 and 2999ft). Covering the area north of the Great Glen, including the Hebrides, the walks require good fitness and navigation skills plus experience in remote mountainous terrain: while many are straightforward ascents, some involve scrambling and river crossings.

The routes range from 7 to 41km (4–25 miles) and include hikes around Knoydart, Glen Affric, Torridon, Strathcarron and the Isle of Skye.

  • Part of a 2-volume set: an accompanying Cicerone guidebook, Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen, is also available
  • Clear route description illustrated with 1:100,000 mapping
  • Difficulty notes for each route detailing terrain, challenges and hazards
  • Information on maps, parking, local bases, facilities and ferry services
  • Alphabetical list of the Corbetts

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Brian Johnson Cicerone author Johnson

By Brian Johnson

After taking early retirement from his career as a physics and sports teacher, Brian Johnson found time for three thru'-hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2700-mile round-Britain walk and a single summer completion of the Munros (Scotland's 3000ft mountains), as well as climbing all of the Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) and Grahams (Scotland's 2000-2500ft mountains). He also completed a 2200-mile cycle tour of Spain and France and multi-week canoe tours in Sweden, France, Spain and Portugal. A keen climber and hiker, he led school groups in Britain, the Alps, the Pyrenees and California and completed ten traverses from Atlantic to Mediterranean on the Pyrenean Haute Route, GR11 and GR10. As a fanatical sportsman and games player, he competed to a high standard at cricket, hockey, bridge and chess. His crowning achievement was winning the 1995/96 World Amateur Chess Championships. Sadly, Brian passed away in 2021.

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