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Walking Old Man of Storr (Download : PDF)
Old Man of Storr
Distance4.11km Vertical gain+324m Vertical drop-322m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Table and the Needle at the Quiraing
Distance6.3km Vertical gain+345m Vertical drop-342m Duration2h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

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

Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin
Distance14.82km Vertical gain+428m Vertical drop-432m Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

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

Walking The Fairy Pools (Download : PDF)
The Fairy Pools
Distance6.67km Vertical gain+305m Vertical drop-305m Duration2h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance15.52km Vertical gain+27m Vertical drop-144m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance2.28km Vertical gain+88m Vertical drop-77m Duration0h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance17.57km Vertical gain+883m Vertical drop-880m Duration7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance13.04km Vertical gain+1351m Vertical drop-1266m Duration6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

On the rooftop of Great Britain: Ben Nevis
Distance16.09km Vertical gain+1318m Vertical drop-1318m Duration7h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Glenmore Forest Park
Distance6.01km Vertical gain+91m Vertical drop-93m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

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

Walking Glen Affric (Download : PDF)
Glen Affric
Distance17.5km Vertical gain+163m Vertical drop-162m Duration5h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Highland

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

Coire Lagan in the Cuillins
Distance6.53km Vertical gain+584m Vertical drop-584m Duration3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.