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Scotland Hiking Map Recomendations

Looking for a recommendation on a good hiking map for Scotland - particularly Skye and the western Highlands. I love Kompass maps for Italy but it dont make one for Scotland. ideally looking for a map that's water resistant!

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There is only one brand of map worth buying in the U.K. for this level of detail - Ordnance Survey sheets, 1:25,000 scale. Explorer Active maps are waterproof.

Posted by
228 posts

As already pointed out the OS Explorer maps are the best. (They are the hillwalker's bible!)
Have you found the Walk Highlands website?

It has lots of ideas for walks on Skye and as well as the western Highlands. It also has an OS map for each walk which you could print off. (click on 'View / print our online route map' ) It also tells you which OS map you need .

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Thanks everyone! OS maps are the winner!

Sounds like there are some hikers/walkers on this thread. Any shorter (<3 hrs) that are not to be missed? I'm not looking for hikes that are amazing from a technical or physical perspective (done plenty of those in Switzerland and Italy); I'm looking for hikes that have amazing scenery or are just plain unforgettable. As much as I'd like to spend a week in Scotland just hiking, this is our first trip there, so we have to winnow things down a bit so we can also enjoy some of the normal scenic tourist stuff :-(