Outthere Campervans

May
21
2012

About Hills, Campervans and Motorhomes in Scotland

by Jennifer Watson

The magnificent beauty of the mountains in the Highlands of Scotland and the Cairngorms, together with the breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife, puts it firmly on a “must visit – bucket list” of any
Outdoor enthusiast. In fact, even if you are a bit shy of the outdoors, the natural beauty of the place will tempt you out in no time – albeit it just for a gentle stroll.

Click on the pictures below, and you will see what I mean.

So why the spectacular beauty? Much of this majestic assault on the senses can be blamed on the Grahams, the Munros and Corbetts. And, of course, those amazing Glens. 
Here are a few quick bits of info on them.

The Grahams
• These are “smaller” mountains, between 2000 feet (610m) and 2500 feet (761m) high and with at least 500 feet of descent on all sides. .
• They are named after Fiona Torbett (nee Graham) – she published her own list of all of them.
• There are 224 Grahams across Scotland, most of them in the Highlands.

There is some info map here : The Grahams Map

The most well known of these is Stac Pollaidh (often called Stack Polly).
There are good views of Sgurr Tuath across Loch Lurgainn below, and of Cul Beag to the east.
There are also stunning views of Suilven across the wilderness of Assynt.
As Stac Pollaidh stands alone in a relatively flat landscape, the views from here are breathtaking. To the southwest the summer isles are easily visible and to the north the Point of Stoer with Suilven and the long waterway of Loch Veyatie to the northwest.


The Munros
• These are mountains over 3000ft (914.4 m) high.
• They are named after Sir Hugh T Munro, who was the first to survey and catalogue them.
• There are 283 of them, a lot of them in the Highlands and the Cairngorms National Park.
• “Munro Bagging” is a very popular pursuit with hillwalkers in the UK and from around the world, the aim being to climb all of the listed Munros.

An Teallach, which rises to 3484ft(1062m), is near Ullapool.
Staying in the Western Highlands, perhaps the most famous in the UK, is Ben Nevis.

There is a map and some info here: The Munros map

The Corbetts
• These are hills between 2500ft (762m) and 3000ft (914,4m) high with drops of 500ft between each hill.
• They are named after John Rooke Corbett.
• There are 221 Corbetts, a lot of them in the Western Highlands.
• They can be as challenging as Munros to climb

Faur Tholl in Wester Ross is a favourite .

There is a map and some info here: The Corbetts map

The Glens
These are the valleys formed by glacial erosion during the last ice age.
They offer beauty and tranquility beyond compare, and are places where you can enjoy
fresh, clean Scottish air, water, plants and wildlife.
3 Glens immediately spring to mind.
The first is The Great Glen, which stretches from Inverness to Fort William along which are The Great Glen Way and The Great Glen Canoe Trial
Nearby is Glen Affric   , a place with a magical mix of native pine woods, glistening lochs and haunted moorland.
Close to Fort William is the incredible beauty of Glencoe . When you see it, it is easy to understand why it is one of Scotland’s 40 National Scenic Areas .

Another area filled with all kinds of mountains and worth a visit, is The Cairngorms National Park .

Here you will also find rivers, lochs and old Scots pine forests, just to make sure you get a healthy dose of unbelievable natural beauty.

We can recommend places to overnight in your motorhome or campervan close to any mountain or hill you may want to climb in the Highlands of Scotland.

When you hire a campervan or motorhome from OutThere Campervans in Scotland, Inverness, you are never more than 2.5 hours away from any of these beautiful mountains and glens, whether you are a serious “Munro Bagger” or just a lover of the great outdoors.

OutThere Campervans is right in the middle of everywhere.
So get OutThere
!