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Highland (Scotland)

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'''Highland''' is a county region in [[Scotland]].
==Cities, towns and villages==
*[[Fort William]]
*[[Grantown on Spey]]
* [[Acharacle]]
* [[Achiltibuie]]
* [[Arisaig]]
* '''Badachro''' - very scenic village between [[Gairloch]] and '''Red Point'''
* [[Carrbridge]]
* [[Culloden]]
* [[Dornie]]
* [[Drumnadrochit]]
* [[Durness]]
* [[Fort Augustus]]
* [[Glencoe]]
* [[Glenelg]]
* [[Glenfinnan]]
[[Image:glenfinnan.jpg|thumb|Glenfinnan Monument]]
* [[Inveralligin]]
* [[Inverie]]
*[[John o'''Groats]]* [[Kinlochbervie''' ]] - still fairly important as a fishing port.
* [[Kyle of Lochalsh]]
* [[Kylesku]]
* [[Lochinver]]
* [[Lower Diabaig]]
* [[Plockton]]
==Other destinations==
* [[North West Highlands Geopark]]
* '''Cape Wrath''' - the extreme north-west point of Scotland. It can be reached either by a long walk or by a ferry followed by a minibus along a road unconnected with any other.
* '''Sandwood Bay''' reckoned by Undiscovered Scotland to be the best beach in Great Britain.[]
* [[Strathspey]]
General definitions:
Munroe - mountain above 3000 feet.
Corbett - mountains between 2500 and 3000 feet.
:'''Munro''' - mountain above 3000 feet.:'''Corbett''' - mountains between 2500 and 3000 feet. Some popular mountains by group(pronunciations of difficult names in ''italics'').
''==== Far north''====
* '''Ben Hope'''
* '''Ben Stack''' - neither particularly high nor well known but a little gem.
''northern ==== Northern Torridonian mountains'' - i.e. ==== Mountains of Torridonian sandstone north of Ullapool.
* '''Quinag''' - An easy Corbett for beginners as it's possible to start well up from the main road south from Kylescu.
* '''Cul Mor'''
* '''Cul Beag'''
* '''Stac Pollaidh''' (pron. ''"Stack Polly"'') - Less than a Corbett but with an outstanding shape and rock ridge -unfortunately much eroded because of its proximity to the road.[[Image:Beinn_Aligin.jpg|thumb|Beinn Aligin]]
''==== Torridonian Munroes''====
* '''An Teallach''' (pron. ''"An Tyallach"'') - a fairly hard ridge walk above Little Loch Broom.
* '''Slioch''' - on the 'non-road' side of Loch Maree.
* '''Bein Eigh''' - above the Loch Maree road and much of the road from Kinlochewe to Torridon.
* '''Liathach''' (pron. ''"Lee-a-hach"'') - above the village of Torridon.
* '''Beinn Aligin''' - above the minor road from Torridon to the Aligins and Lower Diabaig.
* '''Bein Bhann''' - otherwise known as the Applecross mountains.
''==== Glencoe and Fort William''====
* '''Ben Nevis''' - the highest start from the distillery on the road north.
* '''The Mamores''' - a picturesque group of numerous Munroes between Glen Nevis and Kinlochleven.
* '''Aonach Eagach''' (pron. ''"Annach Eegach"'') - a superb ridge above Glencoe.
* '''The three sisters of Glencoe''' - shapely peaks on the other side of the glen.
''==== Cairngorms''====
A range second only in height to the Nevis range, located east of the A9. There is a railway up Cairn Gorm (which is not the highest). However you make the height, it's relatively easy to walk more peaks, with excellent views.

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