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Overnight on a hill

Overnight on a hill

Postby Munrogirlmolly » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:14 am

Hi all
Got excited with the sun and decided I wanna camp overnight up high.
Looking for recommendations of a hill (ideally Munro) within 2 hours of glasgow with fabulous sunset/sunrise potential.
Would be on my own with the dogs but would only go in good weather.
Been up all the Munro’s closest to Glasgow in daylight.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Overnight on a hill

Postby Iainm » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:28 am

Not munros, but the Arran hills are great for a summit camp. Caisteal Abhail has the best options for pitching in my opinion and there's a fresh water spring not too far from the summit.

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ImageIsle of Arran, Scotland. by Iain Macleod, on Flickr

Goatfell is also good, but it's a bit more limited in terms suitable pitches.

ImageGoatfell Summit Camp by Iain Macleod, on Flickr
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Re: Overnight on a hill

Postby NickyRannoch » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:58 pm

For flat grassy summits head east. Also you want to make it a hill that isn't too popular as sitting eating your porridge in your pants as hundreds trudge past you on Ben Lomond ruins the ambience.

All the southern/eastern cairngorms NP Munros have potential.

Perhaps Dreish or one of the Glenshee munros if you are up and about early enough.
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Re: Overnight on a hill

Postby malky_c » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:11 pm

These all worked pretty well for me in the past in the general vicinity of Glasgow:
Ben Vorlich: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=85635
Ben Venue: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=52620
Beinn Luibheann: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=62832
Beinn an Lochain: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=84541

To be honest, you could pick almost anything. Arran is definitely a good shout though.
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Re: Overnight on a hill

Postby Caberfeidh » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:15 pm

How about Ben Lawers? It is popular but people tend to stick to the paths. Get off the beaten path and find a wee nook looking out over Loch Tay. Or high up Kirkton Glen, above Balquidder in the Trossachs. The south side of Loch Tay has rarely-visited hills too.

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Re: Overnight on a hill

Postby Phil the Hill » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:06 pm

Ben Starav gives good summit views at dawn and there is room to pitch just below the summit.
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