3 Of The Best Mountain Walking Routes In Scotland

3 Of The Best Mountain Walking Routes In Scotland

Scotland is a beautiful country, and it attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. With intriguing history, culture, architecture, and attractions on offer, Scotland is perhaps the best country in the United Kingdom for an adventurous holiday, and especially so for those who like to go hiking or tackle the mountains and peaks the country has to offer.

Whether you’re native to Scotland or not, getting outdoors and experiencing it is sure to refresh and enliven your senses. Here’s 3 of the best mountain walking routes in Scotland.

3 of the Best Mountain Walking Routes in Scotland - Photo from Barbersasa

3 of the Best Mountain Walking Routes in Scotland – Photo from Barbersasa

3. Beinn Alligin, Wester Ross

Beinn Alligin is one of the most famous and visited mountains in the Torridon region of Scotland. It lies north of Loch Torridon in the Highlands, and it offers walkers lots of scope.

This walk is recommended for anybody, really, as it gifts the ability to tackle several slopes in one day. If you are travelling to Scotland as a family, then Beinn Alligin will be perfect for getting started.

The mountain itself has two peaks of Munro status, Tom na Gruagaich (922 m) and Sgùrr Mhòr at 3,235 feet (986 m). The range offers plenty of challenge in the spring and summer, but during winter the conditions can be hazardous, so appropriate outdoor clothing is recommended.

3 of the Best Mountain Walking Routes in Scotland - Photo from wikimedia

3 of the Best Mountain Walking Routes in Scotland – Photo from wikimedia

2. Ben Nevis, Invernessshire

The world-famous Ben Nevis is one place everybody should visit at least once in their life. At 1,344m above sea level, Ben Nevis is Britain’s highest peak, and the mountain and surrounding areas offer some of the most challenging and exciting walking routes around.

The three-peaks challenge is open to adventurers who want to push themselves, but for everyone else, tacking the mountain by the tourist path is the best way.

3 of the Best Mountain Walking Routes in Scotland - Photo by David Ross Photography

3 of the Best Mountain Walking Routes in Scotland – Photo by David Ross Photography

1. Quinag, Sutherland

The mountain Quinag located in Sutherland, Scotland, offers perhaps the greatest walk of any other in the UK. This is a remote and ice-scoured mountain which overlooks Loch Assynt. It offers breathtaking views and the mountain is so vast that it stretches for as far as the eye can see.

The mountain boasts three separate summits – Sàil Ghorm (Blue Heel 776 m/2,546 ft), Sàil Gharbh (Rough Heel 808 m/2,651 ft), and Spidean Coinich (Mossy Peak 764 m/2,506 ft). The car park to the trail is 250m above sea level, and this sets the scene for adventurers who want to reach the 808-metre peak of Rough Heel. Do, and you will be rewarded for getting to the top of Rough Heel with a landscape view that’s geologically fascinating. Historically, this mountain was a pasture for Scottish transhumance, until settlers were cleared away.