This fourth book in the Backpacker’s Britain series takes trekkers, backpackers (and fellrunners) on a thorough exploration of the Central and Southern Highlands of Scotland with all its wild mountains, rocky coasts and long, winding glens.
It offers a range of trekking routes from a superb traverse of all the 4000ft peaks, to classic through-routes in the Cairngorms and many weekend circuits over the highest peaks in Britain – all within a couple of hours’ drive of Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Packed with information, this guide is all you need to plan your next wilderness trip.
- 30 multi-day backpacking routes, ranging from 7 days in length down to 2 (or perhaps 1 for very fit walkers and fellrunners)
- routes in all the main mountain regions south of the Great Glen, including the Monadhliath, Cairngorms, Nevis range, Mamores, Glen Lyon Hills and Arrochar Alps
- full information for each route about how to get there, accommodation at the start, campsites, bothies and hostels along the way and also contact details for the tourist information offices to find out more.
- Backpacking, trekking, walking, wild camping
- April to June and September to December are the best times for avoiding midges. January to March will give very hard conditions with most routes snowbound.Centres
- Fort William, Callander, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond, Aviemore, Inverness, Arran, Islay, Mull
- Most routes are circular but a few are linear. From two-day backpacking routes to a seven-day traverse. Prior experience of mountain walking and wild camping and good fitness/navigation skills required.
- The Scottish 4000ft'ers Traverse, The Cairngorms High Level Traverse, Arran's High Hills