Hill Bagging in Scotland

Hill bagging in Scotland is an activity for hikers, climbers and mountaineers attempt to reach a collection of summits.

Scotland has many Munros, Corbetts, Marilyns, Grahams and Donalds that are named after those that climbed and listed them, apart from the Marilyns, named after Marilyn Munro, as a humorous nod to the much more famous list of Munros in Scotland.

Scotland is renowned for its distinctive and diverse range of landscapes, which evolved over many years.

Torridon

Torridon

The Torridon Hills surround the Torridon village in the Northwest Highlands and are amongst the most dramatic and spectacular peaks in the British Isles, made of some of the oldest rocks in the world.

All of the hills offer fantastic views of the wild and remote West Highlands but amongst some of the most impressive are Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and Bein Dearg.

Beinn Eighe  (File Mountain) has the most impressive range of tops of pale quartzite.  The Coire mhic Fhearchair with its 350m Triple Buttress is often referred to as the finest Scottish corrie.

Beinn Alligin (Jewel Mountain) is a beautifully impressive hill.  With fantastic views because of its isolation and nearness to the sea and remarkable Great Gash, from which fell the biggest rockfall in Britain.

Beinn Dearg (Red Hill) is just two feet short of being a Munro, but never the less is a challenging hill to climb with outstanding views in the middle of the Torridons.

Cullins

Cullins

Two Cuillin ranges dominate the landscape of Skye, the Black Cuillin and the Red Cuillin, separated by Glen Sligachan.

Healabhal Bheag (Macleod’s Tables) is the higher of the two flat-topped hills with a fine viewpoints that dominate the views to the west of Dunvegan and to the north of the Harlosh peninsula.

Bla Bheinn  (Blaven) is one of the most incredible mountains in Scotland, offering an unforgettable hiking adventure through Moreland and along the Allt na Dunaiche stream.

Meall Fuar-mhanaidh (Hill of the cold slopes) may not be well known by name, but it is the most prominent summit around Loch Ness.  This round-shaped hill sits above the village of Drumnadrochit.  Due to its distinctive shape, in days gone by,  ships used it as a marker at sea when coming into the port of Inverness.

So if this blog has inspired you to dig out your hiking boots and explore the hills of Torridon and Skye take a look at our Hill Bagging Tour and contact us for more information.

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