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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Scotland is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Scotland for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Scotland

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    1

    Ben Nevis

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest mountain in Britain at 4,413 feet (1,345 m), Ben Nevis is a popular objective for hikers and climbers alike.

    An estimated 75,000 people ascend via the straightforward, zigzagging …

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    2

    Conic Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    An exhausting climb, but rewarding views from Conic Hill to Loch Lochmond. Definitely take anti-midge remedies, it just teems with the critters

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    Carola K.
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    3

    Ben A'an

    Hiking Highlight

    Ben A’an stands at 1,491 feet (454 m) tall and is located between Loch Katrine and Loch Achray. Although it is not particularly high, its position at the heart of …

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    4

    Ben Lomond

    Hiking Highlight

    An amazing mountain we have already climbed my first ever mountain to climb and experience the amazing taste of hiking. Can’t wait to get back to it and hike before sunrise 😍

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    Danielle
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    5

    Schiehallion

    Hiking Highlight

    From the west the mountain appears as an almost perfect pyramid. In reality it’s a long, tapered hill, which climbs smoothly and conveniently to a narrow, elevated summit. It was …

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    6

    Ben Macdui

    Hiking Highlight

    Ben Macdui is the second highest mountain in Britain. From its 4,295 foot (1,309 metre) high summit, you experience breathtaking views over the Highlands. Accessed by both Deeside and Speyside, …

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    7

    Dumyat

    Hiking Highlight

    Dumyat, (or Dumnyat) is a hill summit in the Ochil Hills near Stirling. It's a popular hill to climb for walkers and mountain bikers alike, despite being relatively small at …

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    8

    Cairn Gorm

    Hiking Highlight

    Cairn Gorm is one of the most iconic mountains in Scotland. While it might not be the tallest at 4,085 feet (1,245 metres) tall, it is the namesake of this …

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    9

    Goat Fell

    Hiking Highlight

    Highest point of the island known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, Goatfell is the sharp centrepiece to Arran’s under-rated and startling highlands. Towering above the village of Brodick, it is an …

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    10

    Ben More

    Hiking Highlight

    For me, Stob Binnein was the second to last stop in a mega day out hillwalking (and peak bagging) in the Scottish Highlands in April 2019. I bagged 7 Munros …

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    11

    Stac Pollaidh

    Hiking Highlight

    Character: Short and crisp hike to Stac Pollaidh, one of the country's most spectacular lookout hills.
    Route: From the parking lot, head for the newly rising path to the north …

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    12

    Beinn Ìme

    Hiking Highlight

    Beinn Ìme is the highest mountain in the Arrochar Alps, in the Southern Highlands. The mountain has a simple slope and a well-maintained path. As you might expect, at 3,316 …

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    13

    Ben Arthur—known as The Cobbler—has the most distinctive outline of any mountain in the Southern Highlands and makes a fantastic short day out. Extremely popular, the path on the way …

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    14

    Càrn Mòr Dearg

    Hiking Highlight

    Càrn Mòr Dearg is a 4,000-foot (1,220 m) Munro in the Scottish Highlands. It is often climbed alongside Ben Nevis. The ridge that links the two Munros is the CMD …

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    15

    The Cairnwell

    Hiking Highlight

    The Cairnwell is the most prominent of the group of three Munros on the west side of the Cairnwell pass. It is worth continuing a little beyond the summit of the Cairnwell to enjoy a grand view down Glen Shee.

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    16

    Scald Law

    Hiking Highlight

    Highest point in the Pentlands and certainly expansive views over the near and far hills. Almost always windy up top so worth remembering!

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    William
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    17

    Ben Lawers

    Hiking Highlight

    The culminating point of a sprawling mountain range to the north of Loch Tay, Ben Lawers is a very popular mountain – and with good reason. Celebrated flora and fauna, …

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    18

    Beinn Narnain

    Hiking Highlight

    Beinn Narnain has a much rougher and rockier character than its neighbour, Beinn Ìme. The views—especially of the nearby Cobbler—are excellent.

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    19

    Arthur's Seat

    Hiking Highlight

    Absolutely go up to the sunset ...

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    20

    Blà Bheinn

    Hiking Highlight

    The view and the climb up to Blà Bheinn are exceptional. The ascent from the west starts pretty harmless, then leads over a ridge to the first lower summit at …

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    Carola K.

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