The best way to explore the wilder remoter places in the Scottish Highlands is to take a journey along the road less travelled and become part of the landscape instead of just passing through.
If you’ve never been wild camping before and are looking for an introduction then there are some great places to visit first, whether it’s a high corrie or a rugged glen, to experience the freedom it brings. It does mean carrying more equipment, but the connection with the landscape is well worth the effort.
There is nothing like waking up in the open air and enjoying a hot drink with a wonderful view and nobody else around. The peace and tranquility are relaxing and the chance of a surprising wildlife encounter is much greater.
Remote Munros & Corbetts
It might be that you are climbing the Munros or Corbett’s and would like to visit to the most remote peaks found in the Fisherfield Wilderness and Knoydart. These are home to some of the most dramatic geology and beautiful landscapes in the Highlands.
Long distance trails
Alternatively backpacking along one of the long distance routes through the Highlands can be as many days as you like and including hills along the way like Glen Affric or the Cairngorms or even the wonderful wild Cape Wrath Trail. It becomes possible to enjoy a linear route or a sustainable journey by using public transport.