The great bulk of Ben Nevis, UKs highest mountain at 4413 feet, towers above Fort William in Lochaber
The great bulk of Ben Nevis, UK’s highest mountain at 4413 feet, towers above Fort William in Lochaber. Click the Image to find out more.

There are 5 different Mountain heights in Scotland, each are categorised as follows:-

Munros:- These being the highest ranges, anything over 3,000ft is classed as a Munro. There are 282 in the current list.

Corbetts:- These are 2,500ft – 3,000ft ranges. There are currently 222 Corbetts in the list.

Grahams:- They are 2,000ft – 2,500 ft ranges with a drop of 150m on all sides. Currently there are 219 on the list in Scotland.

Donalds:- Generally found in the lowlands of Scotland, as they are 2,000ft at least with a drop of 100m on all sides. There are currently 89 in the list.

Marilyns:- Are anything below 2,000ft, and currently there are around 1219 in Scotland.

Mountains can also be categorised as areas, such as Highlands & Islands, Southern Lowlands etc, here are some:-

  1. The Cairngorms
  2. The Grampian Mountains
  3. Cuillin Hills
  4. Southern Uplands
  5. Ochil Hills
  6. Campsie Fells
  7. Sidlaws
  8. Northwest Highlands
  9. Galloway Hills
  10. Cheviot Hills
  11. Arrochar Alps
  12. Lomond Hills
  13. Glencoe Area
  14. Lochaber Hills
  15. Pentland Hills

There are so many beautiful areas to explore here, I am still working my way around my homeland and hope to bring you more information as I go along.

Some of my favourites are the Cairngorms, The Cuillins & Glencoe.


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