Scotland

Location: Scotland, UK

The Scottish Highlands contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, some of which have been proclaimed as National Parks: The West Highlands is a large area of mountains, moorland, islands and sea coast, which is very sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges including the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis, standing at 1,344 metres. This mountain is a popular destination attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year. Other classics include the Buachaille Etive Mor, An Teallach, Laithach, Suilven and area such as Knoydart, Torridon, Assynt and Skye.The East Highlands includes a large part of the Cairngorm National Park, more like the Arctic than Scotland, the Cairngorms is a draw for all hill walkers, mountaineers and climbers.With 55 Munros and 26 Corbetts, including four of the five highest mountains in the UK, crowning miles a high plateau iconic mountains such as Ben Macdui and Lochnagar dominate the central and eastern Cairngorms and for those seeking a more solitary experience the Monaliath flank the west side of the Park and the Forest of Atholl the south. The Scottish highlands are a days travels from southern England.