Campervanning & Munro Bagging in Scotland
In Scotland you don’t walk up a hill, you bag a Munro.
Munro Bagging is big business and if you’ve climbed a hill over 3,000ft then you can claim to have bagged a Munro.
There are countless websites giving vital statistics, expert advice, best routes and suggesting the most challenging climbs. You can log feet climbed, time taken and weather conditions. If fact, there’s even an app for the intrepid Munro Bagger (Android only - see Hill Lists on iOS). We’d recommend checking out Walkhighlands.co.uk which had tips on where to stay, GPS points and a forum to swap ideas and advice with other walkers.
People travel from all over the world, as well as in and around Scotland, to bag themselves a Munro - here are three key reasons why there’s never been a better time to hit the road in a campervan to make the most of the whole experience:
Climbing a Munro takes preparation and it’s important to make sure your give yourself sufficient time to get up and back down while there is plenty of daylight. By staying in a campervan you can choose a spot close by to settle down for the night so you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn and spend time travelling before you even lace up your boots.
When your legs are aching, your feet throbbing and you feel thoroughly exhausted (albeit elated) after conquering a Munro, there is nothing like comfy seat and a cup of tea. With a motorhome you won’t have to drive miles to get back to your hotel or B&B - home is on the doorstep. The moment you step off the Munro you will be able to relax, change your clothes, sit back and feel smug about your achievement.
We’ve bagged a fair few Munros in our time and can attest to the magical views (and sometimes a bit of cloud!) that await the victorious hillwalker. However, the scenery, beautiful landscapes and towns all around these special mountains are more than worth a second look. For example, there are over 20 Munros within a 45 minute drive of Oban. If Scottish air and hillwalking is your thing, why not plan a trip in that area which takes in the historic town as well.
With 283 Munros across Scotland there are plenty to choose from and for some it’s a lifetime’s work trying to climb them all, but to us that doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend your days.