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Munro bagging – and other attractions nearby

Written by Fiona

July 03 2024

Munros are the 282 mountains in Scotland with a summit of at least 3000ft (914.4m). Munro baggers enjoy walking or running to the summit of this list of Scottish mountains.

Reaching the summit is often a fantastic feeling and, on a clear day, you might also be rewarded with a stunning view. After the Munro you could always treat yourself to a Munro-related celebration nearby.

Here are five Munros with added attractions of activities or shops close by.

Ben Nevis path.

Ben Nevis, near Fort William

Nevis is the tallest mountain in the UK and the one that many people aspire to summit. A great commemoration of hiking the 1345m peak is a bottle of Ben Nevis Whisky, which you can pick up directly from the distillery at the foot of the UK’s highest peak, or from the web if you’re ready for bed after the walk.

Pointing to Ben Lomond in the distance.

Ben Lomond, on Loch Lomond

The most southerly Munro in the list, Ben Lomond rises from the shore of Loch Lomond and offers a great hike with lovely views.

One great attraction nearby is the Loch Lomond speedboat tour.Take a trip on the boat to see the wonders of the loch and to view Ben Lomond from the largest area of freshwater in the UK.

View of Bla Bheinn from across Loch Slapin. Credit: Steve Cadman

Bla Bheinn, Isle of Skye

Bla Bheinn is located on the popular Island of Skye and requires a bit of a drive to reach it from the Central Belt of Scotland. The Munro requires some expereince at navigation but the rewards are worth the fort, especially the views.

After the walk, you could take a drive to the village of Elgol and eat a so-called lobster roll. That’s a roll filled with locally sourced lobster.

Beinn Eighe ridge.

Beinn Eighe, Torridon

The two Munro summits of Beinn Eighe are located on a ridge. This is not a hike for new-comers to Munro bagging so make sure you have experience of steep, rough terrain and navigating by map and compass.

There is a National Trust for Scotland deer enclosure and museum in Torridon that is worth a visit.

It is home to several different antlers and some great old photos, as well as a whole host of facts and education about Scotland’s largest native wild animal.

Ben Vorlich. Credit: G Laird

Ben Vorlich, southern Highlands

Ben Vorlich, which is often summitted with the neighbouring Munro Stùc a’ Chròin provides a superb day of hiking.

You could round off the day with a drive to the town of Crieff, which is a great town for arts, crafts and general gifts. 

If you’re looking to take something special, why not get some tartan fabric from the Scotland Shop. If you call ahead, you could even commission a custom tartan.

Conclusion

So there you have it: Five amazing Munros to bag and five fantastic ways to commemorate your achievements.

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