A Beginner’s Guide to Hillwalking            in Southwest Ross By  Ian Oxton



All monies raised from the sale of this small guide book go straight to Macmillan Cancer Support.

This website provides information about the locality and current mountain weather of the area, a description of the guide and a brief background to its origin. There is also a photographic gallery from the area and details on how to buy a copy of the guide.

During the past twelve years hillwalking-related activities in this area have raised almost £25,000 for the Lochalsh, Kintail and Glenelg branch of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Most of this has come through an annual sponsored “Macmillan Munro Challenge” undertaken by volunteers, most of whom were new to the hills or were infrequent walkers. It became clear during the organisation and execution of these walks that many inexperienced people were reluctant to venture on to the higher hills despite a wealth of information available in books and online. This small Guide was therefore written with the specific intention of introducing inexperienced hillwalkers to the higher hills in this area in a safe and carefully graded manner.

Welcome to this website promoting  the sale of a guidebook, written on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, for inexperienced hill-walkers. This is will be mainly of interest to visitors to the area of North-West Scotland around Kyle, Plockton, Lochcarron and Dornie. It is expressly written  for people not used to walking in remote and elevated places and describes walks on well-pathed routes which generally do not involve extensive walk-ins. The ascents of several “Munros” — peaks over 3000 ft./915 m — are included. It will hopefully also be of assistance to more experienced walkers as a quick guide to hills in this area.

The site also provides weather information  and an informal contact for current mountain conditions and other information of interest to the visitor to this part of the Highlands.

Please help Macmillan Cancer Support with your donation.

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