What is a Munro?

What is a Munro?

  • Sir Hugh Munro was an original member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) and in 1891 he wrote an article for their journal with a definitive list of all the mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet. He created the list using maps and by taking barometer readings at the top to check the heights of mountains whose summits were of “sufficient separation” from their neighbouring tops. He did not define exactly what “sufficient separation” was and this has lead to a great deal of debate.

What is a munro?What is Munro Bagging?

  • A Munro is a mountain in Scotland over 3000ft
  • There are 282 Munros
  • The beauty of wanting to bag all 282 of them is that in committing to do so, you open up the opportunity to see an incredible breadth of of Scotland’s outstanding and dramatic landscape.
  • When you’ve bagged all 282 Munros, you’re considered a Munroist.
  • Once you’re all done with those, you can move on to some of the smaller (but equally impressive) hills like Corbetts or Grahams.

Walking and Wildlife Adventures can take you on a Munro and help you to bag your first or last Munro in Scotland. Our guides will take you on safe hill walking experiences. Just contact us for more details.