This first guidebook in a new two-volume set describes walking all 112 Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) south of the Great Glen, covering the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms, Jura and Arran. These are hills that are far less frequented than the Munros but every bit as interesting - their lower height often means that they escape the worst of the weather.
The routes described here are not necessarily for the peak bagger who just wants the shortest and easiest way up the mountain; they’re for the walker who wants the best, most interesting route up the wildest glen or along the most dramatic ridges.
This first volume of a two-volume guidebook to all the Corbetts describes the best ascents of the 112 Corbetts south of the Great Glen, in 95 routes. It includes the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms and also the islands of Jura and Arran.
It is divided into 11 sections, each of which is walkable in a fortnight.
1 The Southern Uplands: Merrick, Shalloch on Minnoch, Corserine, Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, Hart Fell, White Coomb, Broad Law.
2 Arran and Jura: Goatfell, Beinn Tarsuinn, Caisteal Abhail and Cir Mhor, Beinn an Oir.
3 West of Loch Lomond (Arrochar Alps): Beinn Bheula, Ben Donich and The Brack, The Cobbler, Beinn Luibhean, Beinn an Lochain, Stob Coire Creagach (Binnein an Fhidhleir), Meall an Fhudair.
4 East of Loch Lomond (The Trossachs): Beinn a’ Choin, Ben Ledi and Benvane, Beinn Each, Stob a’ Choin, Stob Fear-tomhais, Meall an t-Seallaidh and Creag MacRanaich, Meall na Fearna, Creag Uchdag, Auchnafree Hill.
5 South-West Grampians: Beinn a’ Bhuiridh, Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh, Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath, Beinn Chuirn, Beinn Odhar , Beinn Chaorach , Cam Chreag , Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn a’ Chaisteil.
6 The Southern Grampians: Beinn nan Imirean, Meall nan Subh, Sron a’ Choire Chnapanich and Meall Buidhe, Beinn nan Oighreag, Meall nam Maigheach, Cam Chreag, Beinn Dearg, Creagan na Beinne.
7 The Western Grampians: Creach Bheinn, Fraochaidh, Meall Lighiche, Beinn Trilleachan, Stob Dubh, Beinn Maol Chaluim, Beinn Mhic Chasgaig, Beinn a’ Chrulaiste, Garbh Bheinn, Mam na Gualainn, Glas Bheinn.
8 The Central Grampians: Leum Uilleim, Meall na Meoig of Beinn Pharlagain, Stob an Aonaich Mhoir, Beinn a’ Chuallaich, Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill, Ben Vrackie, Ben Vuirich, Beinn Mheadhonach, Beinn Bhreac, An Dun and Maol Creag an Loch (A’ Chaoirnich), Meall na Leitreach
Beinn Mholach, The Sow of Atholl, The Fara.
9 Badenoch: Sgurr Innse and Cruach Innse, Beinn Iaruinn, Carn Dearg (Glen Roy), Carn Dearg (N of Gleann Eachach) and Carn Dearg (S of Gleann Eachach), Carn a’ Chuillinn, Gairbeinn, Meall na h-Aisre, Carn an Fhreiceadain, Meallach Mhor, Leathad an Taobhain and Carn Dearg Mor.
10 The Southern Cairngorms: Mount Battock, Ben Tirran, Monamenach, Ben Gulabin, Creag nan Gabhar, Morrone, Sgor Mor, Carn na Drochaide, Carn Liath and Culardoch, Conachcraig, Morven.
11 The Northern Cairngorms: Brown Cow Hill, Carn Ealasaid, Carn Mor, Corryhabbie Hill, Ben Rinnes, Geal Charn, Meall a’Bhuachaille, Creag Mhor, Geal-charn Mor, Carn na Saobhaidhe.
Illustrated with colour photos and 1:100 custom mapping based on OS data.
By Brian Johnson.
Plastic cover, 17.5cm x 12cm, 340 pages.