Munros are mountains over 3,000 feet. They are named after Sir Hugh T Munro, who was the first man to catalogue them all. There are 282 such mountains in Scotland, and attempting to climb them all is a popular challenge for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors to the Trossachs can enjoy a number of great climbs in the area, and cross off a few more peaks to get you to that 282 total! Here are a few of the most popular munros in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Ben Vorlich (3,232 ft) lies nearby Loch Earn, and can be accessed from Ardvorlich on the south side of the Loch. Amazing views of the surrounding area from the top. Once you reach the top you can continue on to another nearby Munro, Stuc a Chroin.
Stùc a’ Chroin (3,199ft) is located south of Ben Vorlich, with Loch Lubnaig to the west. Nearby the villages of Strathyre and Callander.
Ben Lomond (3,196 ft), known as the “Beacon Mountain”, sits on the eastern side of Loch Lomond. It is the southernmost Munro, and one of the most popular climbs. The West Highland Way also runs at the foot of the mountain.
If you do not feel up to climbing a munro, there are Corbetts (2,500 – 3,000 ft). Some of the most popular of which are Ben Ledi (2,884 ft) and Ben Venue (2, 392 ft) near Callander.
You should always be careful when climbing these mountains, check the weather before setting out and make sure you are kitted out for any eventuality.