Hills.  The Munros are all done, so how about some Corbetts and cycling and distilleries?


  2017 - here we go.  On January 3 I headed up the most easterly Corbett - Mount Battock, and later that week Mark, Stuart and I had a day up Meall an Fhudair (and a night on the town).  In February I had a cold day up Beinn Churin, which was great.  In March Mark and I ventured into Glen Kingie for a night at Kinbreak and a walk up Sgurr an Fhuarain.  In April I managed to do Beinn Bhan while touring the West coast with Sharon (she passed on the hill but did join me in an attempt at Meall a' Ghiuthais.  And in May I managed the three Carn Dearg's up Glen Roy.  Nothing in June, but at the start of July I had a very wet day up Beinn a'Chuallaich.  What happened to the weather forecast!  In August I managed a day out to do Ben Vurich and towards the end of the month Mark and I revisited some of the Islay distilleries by bike. In September I streched my legs up Ben Tirran, but no views.  October saw Mark and I scale Carn a' Chuillinn (and enjoy a weekend in FA).  Two outings in November got me up Beinn nan Oighread and Meall nam Baigheach on a challenging day, and then Beinn a'Choin with Sharon.  And in December I sneaked another two in - Sow of Atholl and Meall na Leitreach at Drumochter.

2016 -Last hill of the year - Beinn a'Bhuiridh - a great hill and a good day out. Early in October I had a spare day and the forecast was okay, so I had a quick walk up Ben Gulabin and Monamenach.  Two more down.  And in November due to a decent weather forecast and nothing else planned I slipped up Beinn Each., and then later on I had a good day out on Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh.  Back in September Mark, Stuart and I returned to Loch Quoich for another attempt on Sgurr a'Choire Bheithe, which alluded us last time. Over Glasgow Fair Sunday/Monday in July I started on the southern corbetts, heading up Shalloch on Minnoch, The Merrick, Corserine and Cairnsmore of Carshpairn  with an overnight stay camping at the KenBridge Hotel.  Later in July I headed south again to do Broad Law.  A pleasant walk.  And my last two southern Corbetts, Hart Fell and White Coomb, were also in September.

The first weekend in June I headed up to CockBridge to do Carn Ealasaid and Brown Cow Hill.  Not the most exciting, but a good day out anyway.  At the end of May Mark and I headed to Arran so I could do Cir Mhor and Caisteal Abha, and it was good.

In May I also had a walk up Stob Fear-tomhais on the 1st, and Glas Bheinn, Garbh Bheinn and Meall Lighiche the following weekend.  At the end of March, Mark, Stuart and I recreated last year's cycle trip of Islay with added Stuart and Jura. Great.   At the start of January I went up Meall a'Bhuchaille (my first Corbett of the year) with the Falkirk Community Trust - a great wet and windy day out, and then on January 16th I did Auchnafree Hill, though the sun didn't really shine as expected. My third outing in January was up Ben Vrackie with Shauna and her pal.  Managed another two in February, Carn nan Gabhar and Morrone near Braemar.

So no munros in 2016, but 26 corbetts.  At this rate I could be finishing my round by 2024.

All the Corbetts I have done :-

According to Mark's 1996 book there were 219 Corbetts, but I know Beinn a' Chlaidheimh was downgraded from a Munro in 2012 (after I had scaled it), and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean was downgraded in 2009 (one I still need to do).  Wikipedia, Steven Fallon, Munro Magic and I therefore all agree 221 is the total number I have to do.  
Region
 Area
Number of Corbetts
62/221
The Corbetts done
Related Munro Area
0 Galloway and the Borders
All 7
Shalloch on Minnoch, The Merrick, Corserine and Cairnsmore of Carshpairn, Broad Law and then Hart Fell and White Coomb.  First section complete. None
1 Arrochar Alps to Loch Tay
14/21
The Cobbler (hasn't everyone done this one?), Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh, Ben Ledi and Benvane, Beinn Bheula, and Ben Donich and The Brack, Auchnafree Hill, and Stob Fear-Tomhais (aka Beinn Stacath), Beinn Each, Meall an Fhudair, Ben Churin, Beinn a'Choin
Arrochar Alps
2
River Tay to Rannoch Moor
2/15
Beinn nan Oighread and Meall nam Baigheach Loch Tay
3
Ben Cruachan to Loch Leven (incl Glen Coe)
4/13
Garbh Bheinn, and Meall Lighiche the next day, Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh, Beinn a' Bhuiridh Glen Coe and Glen Etive
4
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht
3/7
Man nan Gualainn, Meall na Meoig, Glas Bheinn
Nevis and the South Glen Spean Area
5

Loch Rannoch to Drumochter
3/5

Beinn a'Chuallaich, Sow of Atholl and Meall na Leitreach
Drumochter Mountains
6
Drumochter to Glen Shee
4/11
Ben Vrackie, Morrone, Ben Gulabin, Ben Vurich Glen Tilt and Glen Shee
7
Glen Shee to Cairn o'Mount
4/5
Carn nan Gabhar, Monamenach, Mount Battock, Ben Tirran (The Goet)
8
Cairngorms and Buchan
3/13
Meall a'Bhuachaille, Carn Ealasaid and Brown Cow Hill The Cairngorms
9 Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath 4/10 Carn Dearg, Carn Dearg and Carn Dearg, Carn a'Chuillinn Creag Meagaidh and Monadh Liath
10a
Morven, Sunart, Argour and Moidart
0/16

None
10b
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel
6/27
Ben Aden ,Ben Tee, Sgurr Mhurlagain, Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe, Sgurr an Fhuarain, Beinn Bhan Glen Shiel to Glen Quoich
11

Glen Affric and Kintail
1/5

Am Bathach

Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and Glen Carron
12

Glen Cannich to Glen Carron
1/13

Beinn Tharsuinn

13

Applecross, Coulin and Torridon


0/12


Torridon
14
Loch Maree to Loch Broom
1/8
Beinn a' Chlaidheimh
Fisherfield and Fannichs
15
Loch Broom to Easter Ross
0/5
Ullapool Hills
16
North West Scotland
0/17 A long way away, but far more Corbetts than Munros!  And still no Suilven or Stac Pollaidh, but I might try them when I am up there? The Far North
17 The Islands 5/11 Arran done (Beinn Tarsuinn, Goatfell, Cir Mhor and Caisteal Abha) and Jura complete (there was only Beinn an Oir) Just Skye and Mull have munros
And all 283 munros (excluding duplicates) as one I did was subsequently de-listed.  There are now only 282.
And I have been up hills in other places:-

Wales       Ireland     England
Highest hills in England, Ireland and Wales now added to my record. 
Not forgetting some lower hills in Scotland:-

Arran 

Also another Pap of Jura

Some Pentland hills


Beinn Nuis, Amm Binnein, Mullach Buidhe

Beinn Shiantaidh

West Kip, East Kip, South Black Hill, Scald Law, Carnethy Hill, Turnhouse Hill, Bell's Hill and Black Hill - a good wee walk (0)
Also not Munros - The Ochils and Dumyat ,
and the West Highland Way 2011
and 2012
Ben Shee, Skythorn Hill and Bald Hill.  Stolen map on page for now.  (so what's new!)

And Dumyat with no map.  Just for fun.

And the WHW, a rather wet wander. 

Post Munro hills  Meikle Bin
Canoe trip but no hill tops Loch Quioch (third time?) for canoing/camping/walking.
Cycle trips to the Islay distilleries (and Jura)Done this in 2015, 2016 and 2017
France French names
And some completely unrelated music clips I seem to have created a page for?

(and thanks to Rob Milne and Hamish Brown and the Scottish Mountaineering Club, whose book I have shamelessly cribbed from for the structure and maps found here.)