Each year thousands of people reserve hotel rooms, bed & breakfasts, and guesthouses all across Scotland in order to take on some of the United Kingdom’s tallest peaks, which include the likes of Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui, both over 1300 metres. 'Bagging Munros', which is what summiting these mountains is commonly known as, has become something of a competitive sport, with many people racing to summit of all the 282 current listings. The feat was first accomplished by Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet, after whom the classification is named. There are also plenty of other hikes to be enjoyed in Scotland, whether it’s trekking along the cliffs of Cape Wrath, through the Tay Forest near Ben Vrackie, or through the stunning wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park.
Challenge Yourself to Summit Ben Lawers in Aberfeldy
Ben Lawers sits just northwest of the region of Perth and Kinross and is one of only ten Munros to climb above 1200 metres. Situated along the banks of Loch Tay, it not only provides visitors with the challenging task of scaling its peak, but it also rewards them with some spectacular views.
To begin planning your expedition to scale the peaks of Scotland, use the Expedia search tool, where you can book nearby hotels to rest and recover in after a hard day’s climb.