Types of mountains in Scotland
Sir Hugh Munro could never have guessed what he was starting when he compiled his list of Scotland's 3,000 ft hills in 1891. Climbing the 282 Munros is now an iconic achievement for keen hillwalkers. If you complete a 'round' you will also have explored some of the most beautiful and remote landscapes in Europe. Ben Lomond, just north of Glasgow, is many people's first Munro. Schiehallion is great for beginners and the Isle of Skye has 12 Munros, all very challenging.
Corbetts are Scottish hills that are between 2,500 ft to 3,000 ft in height and make for a great day out or active holiday. Classic Corbetts include The Cobbler, Ben Ledi and Arkle.
If you're new to hillwalking or simply fancy a gentle walk in the country, you'll find the Fionas offer some wonderful days of adventure. Try Tinto Hill in the Borders, Marsco on Skye and Suilven in the far north.
Donalds are hills in the Scottish Lowlands with a height of 2,500 ft and over. There are 89 Donalds which include Broad Law in the Scottish Borders and Lowther Hill in Dumfries and Galloway.
Marilyns include any hill in the UK with a drop of 150 m on all sides and must scale at least 152 m.