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Southern Highlands

Mountain hiking routes on Scotland's Southern Highlands

The finest hill-walking and scrambling routes on the mountains in Scotland's Southern Highlands and the ISle of Jura.

On this page you'll find a list of hill-walking routes in the Southern Highlands of Scotland. The routes are grouped into mountain ranges, with the most northerly at the start of the page and the most southerly at the bottom of the page.


Schiehallion is a prominent mountain from all directions. And very popular too ! Nearby, there are several Corbetts, including Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill.

North of Invervar in Glen Lyon, there is a fine circuit of 4 Munros including Carn Mairg and Carn Gorm. The route can easily be shortened in poor weather, or extended in fine weather to include the nearby Corbett peak of Beinn Dearg.

Popular hills with a well managed path network to curb errosion on Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas. All 7 Munros in the Lawers range can be bagged in one outing if you can arrange transport, or split into two circular routes returning to the starting points.

Meall nan Tarmachan is at the eastern end of a lovely ridge above Loch Tay. Winter transforms the ridge into something quite challenging. Options to just bag the Munro, hike the complete ridge, or run part it in a race.

On one side these appear as characterless lumps, from the other they have crags and rocky outcrops.

Two very different Munros and 3 Corbetts. Fine views, with Meall Buidhe being an excellent vantage point to look over Rannoch

North-east of Tyndrum there are 5 Munros and 3 Corbetts, which combined together make for a challenging hill-walking adventure. The hills can be ticked off in smaller chunks !

A terrific circuit, taking in 5 Munros. All summits in the range are fine vantage points for views over Rannoch Moor to Glencoe and beyond.

An enjoyable easy summer's afternoon walk heading direct up Ben Chonzie. Longer routes include the neighbouring Corbett Auchnafree Hill (coming soon).

Easy enjoyable walking and a bit of scrambling. Stuc a'Chroin has a classic hillrace in May

Good access paths and fences to follow making for two popular hills near Callander.

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Routes up Ben Ledi and Benvane

Many different possibilities for accessing these hills, but from Edinchip they can be combined into a fine circuit.

Distinctive landmark mountains. Bag all 7 munros in fairly long route. Or take more time on three separate shorter outings

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Route up the Munros by Crianlarich

A rugged Corbett above Loch Katrine. A real sense of remoteness here, although Ben Lomond is just around the corner.

A choice of good tracks in. With grassy ridges, an excellent runnable route over 4 Munros can be enjoyed on clear days.

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Routes up Ben Lui and neighbours

A hill to leave for a fine day as the views from the summit are excellent and the terrain will have you lost in mist

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Routes up Beinn Bhuidhe

Popular peaks west of Loch Lomond. Some interesting scrambling to climb through to The Cobbler's summit

The most southerly Munro. Quiet first thing in the morning and views are vast and superb from the summit.

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Ben Lomond from Loch Lomond

A rugged Corbett peak above vast areas of forestry. Fine tracks lead in, weird rocks higher up and plane wreckage !

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Beinn Bheula from Lochgoilhead

Lots of scree and some tricky navigating in mist. A must-do hill race takes place every year

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Routes up the peaks on Jura


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