This hike doesn't win the award for the most exciting in the area but, like so many mountains in Scotland, the view from both summits make it worth the slog. It's a long drive along some isolated and winding roads so I would definitely recommend doing the two peaks in...read more
This hike was a bit of a monster in terms of distance but don't let the length of it put you off. The vast majority of the miles were along the flat forestry track we took to get to the hills. We happened to get an absolutely stunning day for November so the views...read more
These Munros are often tackled separately with Beinn Chabhair being hiked as one and Beinn a'Chroin and An Caisteal both together. I decided to do all three in the one hike seeing as they are so close together. I also thought Chabhair looked like quite an uninspiring...read more
Beinn Dorain’s conical peak is one of the first that you see as you are driving into Glencoe from the south. While not one of Glencoe's most exciting hikes (you tend to go up and come down the same route) the mountains still have character and the views of Rannoch...read more
If you’ve heard of only one Munro, then Ben Lomond is probably it. The Ben Lomond hike is one of Scotland's most popular and you’ll be doing very well to get this one all to yourself. If you want the combination of stunning views with peace and tranquillity (one of...read more
While perhaps not being the most popular hike in the area, Bynack More is a spectacular viewpoint with vistas of the rest of the Cairngorm mountains to the south, and over all of Moray to the north. The mountain displays its real character from the north where it...read more
Hi there, I’m Stephen!
I created In Shape Explorer with the goal of giving you thorough hike reviews of Scotland’s mountains and lesser-known peaks further afield. I also share hiking advice, tips and guides so that you are as informed as possible before getting out there! Any questions or queries then don’t hesitate to get in touch.