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Walking the Corbetts. Vol I. South of the Great Glen

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Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen.

Language: ENGLISH.
Author: Brian Johnson.

This first guidebook in a new two-volume set describes walking all 112 Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) south of the Great Glen, covering the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms, Jura and Arran. Many are still little-climbed and know few crowds. Not for peak baggers but for walkers who want the most interesting routes.

Seasons
The Corbetts can be climbed at any time of year, but this guide assumes readers are climbing when the hills are free of snow.
Centres
Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms, Jura and Arran
Difficulty
Many of the Corbetts are rarely climbed which means that often the only paths are animal tracks. This does mean that the going can be relatively tough and navigation can be demanding in mist. Very few of the Corbetts in this volume involve any scrambling, but many involve ascents and descents on steep slopes.
Must See
112 highlights in 95 routes, including Merrick, The Cobbler, Goatfell, Morven and Ben Vrackie.
The Corbetts ? Scotland?s mountains between 2500 and 2999ft in height ? are less visited but in most cases more accessible than the ever-popular Munros, and frequently offer better views when the 3000ers are shrouded in cloud. Their lower altitude also means the walks tend to be shorter meaning they can be tackled easily between breakfast and dinner and during the short daylight hours in winter.

The routes described here are not necessarily for the peak bagger who just wants the shortest and easiest way up the mountain; they?re for the walker who wants the best, most interesting route up the wildest glen or along the most dramatic ridges.

This first volume of a two-volume guidebook to all the Corbetts describes the best ascents of the 112 Corbetts south of the Great Glen, in 95 routes.

  • includes the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms and also the islands of Jura and Arran
  • divided into 11 sections, each walkable in a fortnight
  • illustrated with 1:100 custom mapping based on OS data