From Angus in the south to the farmland of Moray in the north, the forests, moors and lochs of North-East Scotland lead upwards to a vast plateau of tundra studded with glacier-carved corries and glens – the Cairngorms. Here, across an expanse of 8,000 square kilometres, lie not only several of Scotland’s best and highest Munros but a wealth of Corbetts, Grahams and many other outstanding hills, each distinct in character.
This hillwalking guide is a paean to the wonder of these mountains and their surrounding uplands, amongst whose nooks, crannies and sweeping plains newcomers and aficionados alike will find inspiration for journeys of all lengths and a bewitching sense of space and timelessness.
Route descriptions for all the listed and notable hills are accompanied by colour maps, and sublime imagery showcases the region in all its moods. With their unique climate, geology and habitats, these hills teem with the histories of countless bygone land dwellers, climbers, walkers and wildlife.