Walking in Torridon

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Cicerone Press, Sep 9, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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A guide to the best walking routes in the mountains of Torridon in the western Highlands of Scotland. Based around Shieldaig and Slioch, the 52 day walks include easy walks to routes up Torridon's best summits, including nine Munros. The mountains of Torridon rarely have clearly defined paths to their summits, but the many excellent stalkers' paths take walkers deep into wild territory and often give them a flying start. To explore this remote and much-loved area of the Highlands fully you need to be prepared to free-range over heather, grass, rock and marsh and this guide will help you find the best ways across the landscape. This book makes Shieldaig its base and covers the 200 square miles south west of Loch Maree and north of the Achnasheen-Achnashellach-Lochcarron road, as well as Slioch and its environs. It offers a wealth of routes of different grades and differing characters. It is also beautifully illustrated with Peter Barton's original drawings, alongside clear OS map extracts. Routes described include 11 easy walks, 11 long or high-level walks, ascents of 32 summits over 2000ft and 5 outline suggestions for major ridge walks.

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About the author (2010)

Peter Barton produced this much-loved guide in 1989, after retiring to Torridon following a career in surgery. The guide has been revised and updated, in keeping with Peter's original style, by Chris Lowe, an author of wildlife guides to the region, with Jim Sutherland, local guide.

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