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Hiking Scotland's Mountains: An Adventure Worth Trying

Hiking Scotland's Mountains: An Adventure Worth Trying

Scotland offers thrilling adventure experiences whereby you can try hiking to the highest peaks and enjoy a lifetime experience that you will live to remember.

By: Mary Deasy

Scotland offers thrilling adventure experiences whereby you can try hiking to the highest peaks and enjoy a lifetime experience that you will live to remember. There are more fun and enjoyable trekking through the country's rugged terrain and climbing to the top of the highest peaks. You will get the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful scenery below you at the top of splendid peaks and on smaller hills and feel the extra sensation you have never felt before. There are numerous and impressive ridges and here are some of the most amazing hiking mountains and places that will make your tour a lifetime experience.

The Southern Uplands

Most of the highlands of Scotland are in the North but also the south avails offer character packed hills such as the mighty Merrick in Dumfries and Galloway which stands cool as the shy of Munro status. You will also come across the seductive rolling summits of hills and ranges of the Moorfoot and Lammermuir ranges which run all the way to the Southern Upland Way. It's a long distance for trekking and hiking where it covers almost 212 miles up from the coastline.

Distinctive hills

Head for hiking and come across the Stac Pollaidh which is one of the most distinctive hills right from the start to the end and full of joy. It has a rugged and tough path that starts off gently and rises in gentle circuits where you have to use your hands to climb to the final summit at the peak which gives you the most thrilling experience that you will enjoy as an enthusiast hiker. You will be able to view the beautiful scenery of scattered peaks while at the top.

You can also walk through the Glencoe or Glen Shiel where you will come across soaring ridges while trekking along the gentle riverside path. You will also get the chance to enjoy a picnic at the Trossachs and enjoy the fun of the beautiful and crumpled rocky peaks.

Biking on Scottish Hills

If you want to enrich your experience while in Scotland, you can also try cycling on Scottish hills. Scotland is a land of cycling opportunities; whether you're an experienced cyclist or just want to try it out for the first time, there are many trails that will suit your family. Hebridean Way Cycling route and Outer Hebrides Devilla Forest, Fife are just a few of the biking trails waiting for you to get started. Just get your motorized bike or the classic one and start the adventure.

The mountain city

This will start off your hiking adventure just outside the city where you will come across Arthur's Seat which is a mini mountain and a rugged ancient volcano which is also surrounded by the beautiful open parkland. Go ahead and explore the 3 lochs which include the hidden glens, spectacular cliffs and also the amazing fun of the wildlife. Hike to the top of the hill's summit and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the city.

The Munros

This is where you get the opportunity to explore Scotland by completing the 282 Munros list of hills. Start off at the Ben Lomond which is usually the first Monroe just outside Glasgow and continue to the Isle of Skye that has 12 Munros where all of them are very challenging but offer the most exclusive experience.

You can't also miss Scotland's Corbetts which makes part of the Monroe better where you get the chance to explore classic Scotland's Corbetts which include Ben Ledi, the Cobbler, and Arkle where all of them offer the most exclusive hiking experience.

Get going through hiking and hillwalking along the Grahams adventure where you will also come across the beautiful hill borders that will offer plenty of adventure and amazing moments at the Marsco on Skye and also the Suilven in the far north

Don't skip the glens which separate summits and in between any two hills. These are valleys that offer pleasant moments where you will experience amazing time with your group of friends while hiking and making the best moments out of your time.

The three Peaks Challenge

As you have seen, Scotland offers numerous places and beautiful sceneries for enthusiast hikers. One thing for sure is that your hiking excursion can't be completed within trying out the Three Peaks Challenge. The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England, and Wales. Most of the tourists visiting find it as one of the best ways to complete their tour.

The challenge is very popular and very adventurous, which you can complete in 24 hours and achieve the record that has been set by a large number of tourists who have accepted the challenge. It is an adventurous challenge worth accepting where you can also try, and you realize that at the end of it, you can make it and add it to the records of your life experiences.

Scottish Camping

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After a day of biking, hiking, or city exploration, pitch your tent or explore glamping across Scotland. Choose from cosy treehouses, yurts or opt for back to basic while staying in rural and stunning locations such as lakesides or magical forests. Join the movement and support changing the tourism industry by staying at a hidden sustainable outdoor campspace. Connect with Scotland’s mesmerizing landscapes and generating unique experiences while supporting a community that’s promoting a healthier and happier planet. 

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