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Walking Highland Perthshire

The hills of highland Perthshire are spacious and soothing, a place to relax after the rigours of Scotland’s rocky north and west. But relaxation is relative, when Scottish hills are concerned. Perthshire’s mountains may be soft edged and noted for their wild flowers, but easy they are not. They are jolly green giants and, from Schiehallion to Atholl, from Rannoch to Ben Vrackie, there are a lot of them.

The nature of the landscape here results in heather and pebble-strewn plateaus and rounded ridges, with a break from the scrambling other Scottish ranges require. However, the lumpy tussocks and high heather can make walking strenuous even at lower levels. Each route is categorised by landscape; forest and riverside, moorland and hills or mountains, to help you gauge which routes fit your tastes and abilities. There is a real variety of skill levels catered for, from shorter walks on clear paths with little ascent, to day-long challenges with steep climbs and descents. Several routes also include pathless stretches and so require navigation skills, especially in bad weather.

The guidebook describes 80 challenging and mostly non-standard routes, grouped into 10 areas across Perthshire, including all the Munros, many of the Corbetts and several smaller hills from Shee of Ardtalnaig to Birnam Hill. With detailed route descriptions, clear map extracts, vivid photography and invaluable advice, this guidebook is the perfect companion for exploring Perthshire's hills.

clusters of ascents described for some key summits: Ben Dorain, Ben Lawers, Beinn a’ Ghlo and Ben Alder
ascents of 42 Munros and 22 Corbetts as well as a selection of low-level routes
all illustrated with 1:50K and 1:100K mapping

Author: Ronald Turnbull     Publisher: Cicerone

320 pages     Size: 172 x 116 mm     Weight: 390g     Paperback
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781852846732

Walking Highland Perthshire

Guidepost Price 13.95 with free UK delivery

Publisher's Price 14.95