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The Table and the Needle at the Quiraing
distance 3.92mi Vertical gain +1132ft Vertical drop -1122ft duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The Quiraing combines both majestic mountains and the mysteries of the Isle of Skye. The landscapes are magnificent.

Walking Glen Affric ( Download : PDF )
Glen Affric
distance 10.87mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -531ft duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A nice trip around Loch Affric near Inverness. Not at all difficult and with some beautiful landscapes.

Walking Old Man of Storr ( Download : PDF )
Old Man of Storr
distance 2.56mi Vertical gain +1063ft Vertical drop -1056ft duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very short, easy walk to do late afternoon (when most walkers have come back down off the mountain) so you can enjoy the silence and evening light.

Walking The Fairy Pools ( Download : PDF )
The Fairy Pools
distance 4.14mi Vertical gain +1001ft Vertical drop -1001ft duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A short walk around the Fairy Pools, so you can see them from close up, followed by a tranquil walk in the valley, away from the crowds.

On the rooftop of Great Britain: Ben Nevis
distance 10mi Vertical gain +4324ft Vertical drop -4324ft duration 7h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

Here is a magnificent peak held in high regard by our British friends, Ben Nevis. This summit, though in itself not very high relatively speaking, requires a significant climb in altitude because it starts almost at sea level. During the ascent, the views are breathtaking.

distance 8.1mi Vertical gain +4432ft Vertical drop -4154ft duration 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk in the mountains north of Fort William visits the summits of Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag, both of which exceed 4,000 feet above sea level. The views on a good day are stunning especially of Ben Nevis. The route contains plenty of ascent and you should remember that suitable clothing is essential so you can cope with rapid changes in weather. There are also snow cornices to be considered.

distance 10.92mi Vertical gain +2897ft Vertical drop -2887ft duration 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This high mountain walk visits the second highest summit in Scotland - Ben Macdui. In addition the route visits some of the wild country surrounding this peak including the summit of Cairngorm. Do choose a good day to complete this walk as navigation can be difficult for inexperienced walkers.

distance 1.42mi Vertical gain +289ft Vertical drop -253ft duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This Highland walk visits the most north-easterly point of mainland Britain. The coast around Duncansby Head is dramatic and full of bird-life in season.

distance 9.64mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -472ft duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk lies within the Cairngorm National Park and visits the lochs and lochans that lie between Loch Morlich and the twon of Aviemore. The route offers a number of alternatives for the return to the start and provides an excellent walk if low cloud is limiting higher level walks in the mountains.

Glenmore Forest Park
distance 3.73mi Vertical gain +299ft Vertical drop -305ft duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highland

An easy, family-friendly walk in the Cairngorms National Park.

Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin
distance 9.21mi Vertical gain +1404ft Vertical drop -1417ft duration 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very nice hike along the water and mountains in the Cuillin.

Coire Lagan in the Cuillins
distance 4.06mi Vertical gain +1916ft Vertical drop -1916ft duration 3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.