Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen by Brian Johnson
Cicerone Press

Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen by Brian Johnson

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The Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) are every bit as interesting as the Munros (3000ft and over), often clear when the Munros are in cloud, walkable on short winter days and free of the peak-bagging crowds of their taller neighbours. Walking the Corbetts is divided into two volumes. This guide covers the Corbetts to the south of the Great Glen, which runs from Fort William to Inverness and includes the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms and also the islands of Arran and Jura.

Choosing the best, rather than the quickest routes up each summit the author covers 112 Corbetts described in 95 routes, illustrated with custom 1:100,000 mapping. South of Glasgow and Edinburgh are the moorland hills of the Southern Uplands, where seven peaks rise to Corbett status. In the Southern Highlands plenty of interesting Corbetts provide spectacular views of the Munros with easy access from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The Corbetts of the Eastern Highlands and the Monadhliath Mountains sit in sprawling heather plateaus, ideal for those seeking solitude. The South-West Highlands is known for its rocky peaks in places like Glen Coe and the highlights are probably Arran and Jura, with their similarly rocky and isolated summits.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • 352 pages, 90 contour maps and 135 colour photos
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Imprint: Cicerone Press
  • ISBN: 9781852846527
  • Published: 11 Oct 2019
  • Classifications: 
    • Northern Scotland, Highlands & Islands
    • Walking, hiking, trekking
  • Readership: General 
  • Weight: 384g
  • Dimensions: 175 x 118 x 22 (mm)
  • Pub. Country: United Kingdom

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