The mountains and hills of Argyll & The Isles offer a great opportunity for outdoor recreation. Hillwalkers as well as Munro baggers return to this region time and again to enjoy the region’s fabulous natural playground and challenge themselves to reach the summits of towering peaks.
One of Scotland’s most distinctive groups of hills, the Paps of Jura, dominates the view of Jura. With Ben an Oir being the highest of the three peaks, it is a popular destination for a gentle walk or a family day out. The effort of climbing one of them is well worth it as a commanding view can be obtained from the top.
If you’re looking for a more challenging hike, keen climbers will relish the rugged Munros of Ben Cruachan, the highest peak in the region, jutting out of the landscape. Challenge yourself to reach the summit of this towering peak and you’re not going to be disappointed with the views stretching over the marvellous Loch Awe.
Did you know that you can take the electric bus deep underground Ben Cruachan and view the turbines of Cruachan electric power station?
The distinctive cone-shape mountain of Ben Dorain is often climbed with its neighbour Ben an Dothaidh. Located in the Bridge of Orchy hills of Argyll, it’s easily accessible with a path leading up to the bealach that separates the two.
To discover more of Argyll & The Isles' mountains and hills, take a look at the listings and start planning a day exploring the region.