Bagging the Munros of Scotland

By Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012

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No this does not mean playing bagpipes and wearing tartan at the Munro family home. Munros are mountains and bagging them just means you’ve walked up them.

The Munros are the mountains in Scotland which are over 3,000 feet high. There are 283 of these summits. Confusingly there are another 255 summits over 3,000 feet which are only regarded as ‘Tops’, a subsidiary category.

The Munros are located throughout the Scottish Highlands with a few on the Isle of Skye. They were first listed as a Munro Table in 1891 by Sir Hugh Munro, a member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Scotland Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Scotland.

Photo courtesy of yozza via Flickr.

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