Thinking about taking a holiday? Looking for some travel tips? In this article we take a look at some of Scotland’s best mountains to visit. If you love hiking and stunning surroundings then you should read on. Scotland is host to some of the most beautiful mountains and hills in the UK.
Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in both Scotland and the UK. The majority of climbers take the Pony Path, which can be accessed from Glen Nevis, and is a suitable mountain track for the majority of walkers. Those who are more adventurous might prefer to take the North Face route, which consists of 2,300ft cliffs. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be able to see the remains of an old observatory. The warmest time of the year to visit is generally in July, whilst the coldest is normally in February.
Ben Nevis is located at: Lochaber, Highland.
Ben Macdui is the second tallest mountain in both Scotland and the UK. With a few different routes, the most common is a path, accessed at the base of the Cairngorm Ski Centre, which inclines through moorland; this route is around 4 miles long. The walking environment is a lot different than the likes of Ben Nevis and Braeriach due to the wilder terrain.
Ben Macdui is located at: Moray / Aberdeenshire.
Ben Lawers is the 10th tallest mountain in Scotland. This mountain is home to many rare alpine plants, such as Saxifrages and roseroot. The area is a National Nature Reserve. You can also expect to see some amazing wildlife including wildcats, viviparous lizards and Red Grouses. There are various walking routes, one of which has had severe erosion due to the amount of walkers using the path; this path takes you to the summit. The nature trail might appeal for those who prefer a more leisurely walk.
Ben Lawers is located at: Perth and Kinross.
The Torridon Hills are located closely to the village of Torridon. The stunning and dramatic views of the numerous peaks are something to truly savour. Hill walkers and mountaineers will feel right at home, with plenty of walks and new areas to discover. Major peaks in the area include Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin, Beinn Dearg and Baosbheinn.
The Torridon Hills are located at: Northwest Highlands.
Thinking about visiting some of Scotland’s mountains? As with any mountain, there are always risks involved. You should ensure that you go well prepared and equipped, plan your holiday with consideration. Don’t forget to get the latest weather forecasts before climbing the mountain.