Areas Defined By The Scottish Mountaineering Club

Loch Lomond to Loch Tay

The area covering Loch Lomond to Loch Tay is situated in the southern edge of the Highlands. The area is bounded on the South by the extensive flat plain of Central Scotland through which flow the River Forth and its tributaries. To the north the headwaters of the River Tay in...

Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch

Loch Tay to Loch Rannoch stretches from the very recognisable Beinn Dorain on the east which rises over Bridge of Orchy to the ever popular mountain and highland favorite Schiehallion that is on the north-eastern end. Much of the area is dominated by the Ben Lawers mountian...

Strath Orchy to Loch Leven

At the south-western corner of this area, Ben Cruachan and its two neighbours, Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a' Chochuill rise above the lower reaches of the Strath of Orchy and the Pass of Brander. Ben Cruachan, with its many peaks connected by high ridges, is one of the finest munro...

Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht

This section includes some of the highest and finest mountains in Scotland, most notably Ben Nevis, the highest of them all. In the south-west corner of the area, between Loch Leven and Glen Nevis, is the long ridge of the Mamores. Opposite them, on the north side of Glen Nevis...

The Drumochter Hills

The hills on either side of the A9 road where it crosses the Drumochter Pass form a small group of relatively low and featureless Munros lying midway between the great ranges of Lochaber to the west and the Mounth and Cairngorms to the east and north-east. The better half of...

The West Mounth: Blair Atholl to Braemar

The area of this section of Munro's Tables may be described as the south-western half of the Mounth. It is bounded on the west by the Minigaig Pass, an historic right of way between Blair Atholl and Glen Tromie, and on the east by the A93 road from Glen Shee to Braemar. The...

The Cairngorms

The Cairngorms was made a National Park in September 2003 because it is a unique and special place that needs to be cared for - both for the wildlife and countryside it contains and for the people that live in it, manage it and visit it. It is Britain's largest national Park....

Glen Roy to Monadhliath

This is a significantly large area of high ground, and yet it is one which is relatively featureless. The limits of the area are the Corrieyairack Pass and Spey Valley in the south, and the Great Glen and the A9 to the west and east respectively. It would be feasible to walk...

Loch Eil to Glen Shiel

This area to the West of the Great Glen is one of the wildest and most mountainous in the Highlands. Its most distinctive feature is the succession of glens and lochs, (both sea-lochs and inland) aligned from east to west, between which the mountains form long ranges, nowhere...

Glen Affric and Kintail

The rough peaks of Knoydart give way to the less wild and rocky, but no less steep peaks of Kintail, and further north in Glen Affric the character of the mountains is very different, many of them being higher and more expansive, with broad ridges and relatively gentle slopes....

Glen Cannich to Glen Carron

This section includes the chain of mountains between Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrar which goes from Carn nan Gobhar in the east over the high summits of Sgurr na Lapaich and An Riabhachan to An Socach in the west. On the north side of Glen Strathfarrar there is another long...

Coulin and Torridon

The character of the West Coast mountains suddenly changes from high highland ridges to a much more rugged character. Dark red Torridonian sandstone now dominates the area. With spectacular sea lochs and high rising mountian around them this is arguably the finest area in the...

Loch Maree to Loch Broom

The country between Loch Maree and Loch Broom is one of the finest wilderness areas in the Highlands. This is the land of the Letterewe and Fisherfield forests, a land of mountains and lochs but almost totally devoid of human habitation. It is an area highly prized by...

Loch Broom to Easter Ross

The seven mountains in this section lie to the north of the A835 road from Garve to Ullapool, and all are accessible from that road, though in the case of Seana Bhraigh the distance to be walked is very long.

Coigach to Cape Wrath

The area covering Coigach to Cape Wrath is situated on the northwestern tip of the Highlands. This area has the most northerly of the 3000ft mountains of Britain and it rises above Loch Hope.

The Islands

Scotland has over 790 offshore islands, the islands of Mull and Skye are the only two islands that have munros on them. The Isle of Skye The Isle of Skye, commonly known as Skye, is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. In Scottish Gaelic it is...