Grampian Mountains, Scottish Highlands

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The Grampian Mountains (Am Monadh in Gaelic) are one of the three major mountain ranges in Scotland, occupying a considerable portion of the Scottish Highlands in northern Scotland. The other major mountain ranges in Scotland are the Northwest Highlands and the Southern Uplands. The Grampian range extends southwest to northeast between the Highland Boundary Fault and the Great Glen, occupying almost half of the land area of Scotland and including the Cairngorms and the Lochaber hills. The range includes many of the highest mountains in the British Isles, including Ben Nevis (the highest point in the British Isles at 1,345 m or 4,413 ft above sea level) and Ben Macdui (the second-highest at 1,309 m or 4,295 ft).

A number of rivers and streams rise in the Grampians, including the Tay, Spey, Cowie Water, Burn of Muchalls, Burn of Pheppie, Burn of Elsick, Cairnie Burn, Don, Dee and Esk. The area is generally sparsely populated.

There is some ambiguity about the extent of the range, and until the 19th century, they were generally considered to be more than one range, which all formed part of the wider Scottish Highlands. This view is still held by many today, and they have no single name in the Scottish Gaelic language or the Doric dialect of Lowland Scots. In both languages, a number of names are used. The name "Grampian" has been used in the titles of organisations covering the area, including the former local government area of Grampian Region (translated into Scots Gaelic as Roinn a' Mhonaidh) and Grampian Television.
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  • The views are stunning as you drive through the mountains. Take some time and admire as its summer The is unique and beautiful. Roads can be narrow in some spots so be careful.  more »
  • Going thru the highlands, you are bound to stop somewhere nice. It was indeed a very nice place to spot for the breather and photo opps. Stunning place!  more »
  • I was doing a geography quiz on mountain ranges and a question about where the Grampian Mountains are. I got the question wrong, as I answered Ireland (im dumb) so I give this range only 4 out of 5 stars for failing me in the quiz
  • Loved the Scenery.

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