Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands
By Steve Kew
Guidebook to walking the Munros in southern, central and western Highlands. Describes 69 challenging routes across 139 of the iconic 3000ft+ mountains covering areas such as Glencoe, Bridge of Orchy and Mull. Includes routes up Ben More, Ben Alder, Ben Lomond and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Volume 1 of two guidebooks.
SeasonsThe guide is intended for summer hillwalkers (usually April/May to October in Scotland). In winter conditions the routes become more serious mountaineering expeditions requiring appropriate skills, equipment and experience.
CentresArrochar, Crianlarich, Killin, Pitlochry, Tyndrum, Glencoe, Fort William, Spean Bridge, Dalwhinnie, Braemar, Glenshee
DifficultyMost of the Munros are straightforward walks but some involve ridge walking, scrambling, river crossing and, in one or two instances, climbing. Route difficulties are clearly described with an indication of the skills needed, although an ability to navigate and to adjust plans in light of prevailing weather is assumed.
Must See69 routes in Glencoe, Glen Shee and the southern Cairngorms, the Mamores, Mull, Ben Alder, Ben Nevis and the Aonachs, Schiehallion, Ben Lawers, Ben Lomond and the 'Arrochar Alps'. The routes take you to Loch Tay, Loch Ericht, Loch Etive, Loch Lyon, Loch Lomond, Loch Earn, Loch Leven and others.
A guidebook presenting 69 routes visiting 139 of Scotland’s 282 Munros (mountains over 3000ft). Covering the southern Highlands and the Isle of Mull, the hikes require good fitness and navigation skills plus experience in remote mountainous terrain: while many are straightforward ascents, some involve scrambling, exposure and river crossings.
The routes range from 7 to 48km (4–30 miles), with the option to reduce walking distance on some of the longer routes by cycling the approach.
- Part of a 2-volume set: an accompanying Cicerone guidebook, Walking the Munros Vol 2 – Northern Highlands and the Cairngorms, is also available
- Clear route description illustrated with 1:100,000 mapping
- Notes on maps, parking, accommodation and access for each route
- Lists of all the Munros (by height and alphabetically)
- Pronunciation and translation of Gaelic mountain names
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Steve Kew is a freelance journalist and keen mountaineer. He started climbing in 1970, and since then has walked and climbed extensively in the Himalayas, Alps and the mountain ranges of Britain. He currently lives in southwest Scotland, and is an active member of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team and the Mountain Rescue Committee. His previous writing includes three books, many articles for newspapers and magazines, and radio drama for the BBC.View author profile
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