10 1 Day Treks to explore in Highland
Highland is a council area in the Scottish Highlands and is the largest local government area in the United Kingdom. Though relatively populous for a Scottish council area, it is also sparsely populated. At 9.0 per km2 in 2012, the population density is less than one seventh of Scotland's as a whole.
An Teallach is a complex mountain massif, with ten distinct summits over 3,000 feet (914.4 m). An Teallach means 'The Anvil' or 'The Forge' in Scottish Gaelic. An Teallach has terraced sides riven with steep gullies and a sharp rocky summit crest. The steepest section, known as Corrag Bhuidhe has an overhanging pinnacle known as Lord Berkeley's Seat.
The Aonach Eagach is a rocky ridge lying to the north of Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands. The full ridge continues for 10 km from the Pap of Glencoe at the west to the eastern end at the Devil's Staircase. The central section, some 2 km in length, is very rocky and the route along it requires scrambling ability. The slopes to each side are extremely dangerous, with steep grass and scree slopes hiding even steeper slopes which end in cliffs on both north and south sides of the ridge.
Beinn Eighe is a complex mountain massif in the Torridon area of Wester Ross in the Highlands of Scotland. It forms a long ridge with many spurs and summits, and it has a cap of Cambrian basal quartzite which gives the peaks of Beinn Eighe a distinctive light color. Its complex topography has made it popular with both hikers and climbers.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, the United Kingdom, Great Britain, Scotland. The summit is 1,345 meters (4,413 ft) above sea level and is the highest land in any direction for 459 miles (739 km). The mountain is a popular destination, attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year. The summit, which is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano, features the ruins of an observatory which was operational between 1883 and 1904.
Liathach is a mountain in the Torridon Hills. At a height of 3,461 feet (1,055 m), it lies in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. When seen from the roadside below, its slopes appear to rise up in a series of near vertical rocky terraces. The traverse of the hill including both of its peaks is a challenging expedition; the intervening ridge is for the most part a series of rocky pinnacles. There are few places on the ridge for descent, so once committed, the hiker has little choice but to compl
Stac Pollaidh is a mountain in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. The peak displays a rocky crest of Torridonian sandstone, with many pinnacles and steep gullies. The ridge was exposed to weathering as a nunatak above the ice sheet during the last Ice Age, while the ice flow carved and scoured the sides of the mountain. Due to its relatively low height of just over 2000 feet, fine views, and ease of access from a road it has become a very popular peak to climb.
Suilven is a mountain in Scotland. Lying in a remote area in the west of Sutherland, it rises from a wilderness landscape of moorland, bogs, and lakes. Suilven forms a steep-sided ridge some 2 km in length. The summit of the mountain is broad and grassy, though it is almost totally surrounded by vertical cliffs. All routes to Suilven are around 25 km in length over rough terrain.
The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The hill presents a steep rocky eastern face and gentler grassy slopes to the west. The area in front of the cliffs of the Storr is known as the Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remnants of ancient landslips. Most day-trippers wander around the Sanctuary, admiring the pinnacles and gazing up at the Storr's eastern cliffs. Walkers can easily ascend to the summit as well. The S