The Cicerone Scotland guidebook by Chris Townsend explores this wonderful mountainous country which boasts a wide variety of wild landscapes: there are the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands, the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms, the steep castellated rock peaks of Torridon and the jagged narrow aretes and spires of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye.
Of the many majestic summits, 284 reach 3000ft or more. These are the Munros, the ascent of which is the aim of many walkers.
Below them lie splendid pine forests, beautiful lochs, deep glens, rushing rivers - a magnificent northern landscape.
Whether you are planning a day scramble or a long-distance walk, Scotland World’s Mountain Range guide has the information the independent mountain lover needs.
• Area-by-area descriptions of the Scottish mountains from south to north to help you identify the best locations for hill walking, mountaineering and ski touring
• Classic ascents and walks described, from scrambles up Ben Nevis to ski tours in the Cairngorms
• Information on accommodation, maps and guides
• A planning tool for long-distance treks in Scotland