Mountains & Hills

View a collection of helpful guides and reviews about Scotland’s most popular mountains and hills.

Outer HebridesRegions of ScotlandThe Hebrides

Heaval Visitor Guide

Standing at 383 metres, Heaval’s summit offers panoramic views like no other. But this breathtaking spectacle isn’t the only thing that makes Heaval a must-visit spot on Barra.

The climb up Heaval offers photo opportunities galore, and as it’s so close to the village of Castlebay it’s easy to combine a visit to both tourist destinations in a single afternoon.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a novice adventurer, this guide will provide you with all the essential information you’ll need to conquer this iconic peak.

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East LothianRegions of ScotlandThe Lothians

Traprain Law Visitor Guide

Whether you’re a history buff or simply love exploring the great outdoors, Traprain Law is a must-visit destination in East Lothian.

Located about 20 miles east of Edinburgh, Traprain Law is a hill that rises 221 metres (724 feet) above sea level, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Though it served as an Iron Age fortress, today it’s a popular place for visitors to enjoy on walks, as well as soak up the scenery of this often-missed corner of Scotland.

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East LothianRegions of ScotlandThe Lothians

Lammermuir Hills Visitor Guide

The Lammermuirs are a range of hills in the south of Scotland that border the county of East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

Visitors can explore the ancient hill forts at White Castle and Addinston, go for woodland walks at Pressmennan Wood and Yester Estate, and climb the highest point of the hill range at Meikle Says Law (1,755 feet/535 metres).

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Isle of ArranRegions of ScotlandStrathclyde

Goatfell Visitor Guide

Goatfell is an 874-metre mountain on the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s west coast. The mountain (designated a Corbett) is one of four on the island and is located three miles west of Brodick Castle.

Although Goatfell is the highest point on the Isle of Arran the walk to the summit is quite easy with a robust staircase of boulders towards the top and a well-laid path through moorland and forest at the bottom.

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StirlingshireCentral Scotland & TaysideRegions of Scotland

Ben Ledi Visitor Guide

Ben Ledi is an 879-metre high mountain in the lower Scottish Highlands. It can be found 5 miles north-west of the popular country village of Callander in the Trossachs National Park.

The Trossachs are famous not just for their mountain ranges but also for their lochs which include the mighty Loch Lomond – one of the most scenic bodies of water in the United Kingdom.

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Perth & KinrossCentral Scotland & TaysideRegions of Scotland

Ben Lawers Visitor Guide

Ben Lawers is situated within a national nature reserve near Loch Tay in Perthshire.

This mountain is the 10th-highest Munro in Scotland at 3,984 feet (1,214 metres) but it’s a popular destination for beginner mountain hikers thanks to the mid-way car park that offers a welcome shortcut to the summit.

Discover Ben Lawers and the stunning scenery of the surrounding landscape with this guide which features an overview, a virtual tour, and lots of useful visiting advice.

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