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A Guide to Scottish Munros

Date published: 27/11/2023

What are Scottish Munros?

Scottish Munros are a mountain in Scotland that stands at least 3,000 feet tall. These peaks are named after Sir Hugh Munro who first compiled a list of them in 1891. Munros are scattered across the stunning landscapes of Scotland. Each Munro offers something unique from breathtaking views of lochs and glens to the challenge of reaching its summit.

If you’re up for an adventure right at your doorstep while staying at Eagle Brae, there are plenty of local Scottish Munros to explore. So, if you’re ready for an outdoor escapade, set your sights on conquering the heights of Scotland’s Munros!

Glen Affric Munros

Glenn Affric is less than a 25-minute drive from your cabin at Eagle Brae. Heading into Glen Affric reveals some awesome Scottish Munros, like Càrn Eige and Mam Sodhail. These mountains stand tall and proud offering hikers not only stunning views of the glen but also the joy of conquering some of Scotland’s best peaks. It’s a great way to experience the beauty of the Highlands and feel accomplished on top of these amazing mountains.

Aerial view of Glen Affric in the Scottish highlands near Canich and Inverness during a cloudy day in winter.

Glen Cannich Munros

Heading deeper into Glen Cannich, you’ll find even more Scottish Munros. Peaks like Sgurr na Lapaich and An Riabhachan bring a mix of challenges and awesome rewards. The rolling land and wide-open views make Glen Cannich a must-visit for anyone looking for a diverse experience and challenge with Munros.

Evening sky at Loch Mullardoch, Glen Cannich, Strathglass, Highland
Winter evening sky at Loch Mullardoch, Glen Cannich.

Strathfarrar Munros

Completing this Highland trilogy are the Scottish Munros in Strathfarrar, adding their own unique character to the adventure. Munros such as Sgurr Fhuar-thuill and Sgurr a’ Choire Ghlais. They promise awe-inspiring views and a sense of huge accomplishment for those who reach their summits.

Glen Strathfarrar in Autumn with colourful Autumnal scenery and reflections in the loch.
Glen Strathfarrar in Autumn.

If you love nature and hiking, the Munros near Eagle Brae are a fantastic way to experience the wilderness and beauty of the Highlands. Whether you prefer the stunning views of Glen Affric, the challenges in Glen Cannich, or the special appeal of Strathfarrar. Each group of Munros gives you a memorable outdoor adventure. So what are you waiting for? Grab your hiking boots and enjoy the fresh Highland air exploring the beauty of Scottish Munros, right at Eagle Brae’s doorstep. Explore our cabins and book your stay!

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