A hill is classified as a Scottish 4000 if it is a Munro of at least
There are 9 Scottish 4000s and, as you can see from the map below, they lie on two groups, one around Cairn Gorm the other around Ben Nevis, so these two tops are often treated as the first and last hills of any walk taking in all of them.
Some baggers like to bag these in one continuous journey, sometimes at some speed: competitors in the SPORTident Scottish 4000s Duathlon, can do it in around 11.5 hours!
But for the less frantic it can be undertaken as a multi-day backpacking route. Graham Uney's book Backpacker's Britain: Central and Southern Scottish Highlands includes a sensible route.
Click on any Scottish 4000 on the map below to find out more about it or search our database using the hill finder: