Wild Land Area descriptions

Wild Land Areas descriptions and maps

We identified 42 wild land areas following a detailed analysis in 2014 of where wildness can be found across all of Scotland’s landscapes.

A description of each of the 42 Wild Land Areas can be viewed by selecting the relevant map below:

01. Merrick - 8,176ha

02. Talla-Hart fell - 9,335ha

03. North Arran - 11,751ha

04. Waterhead Moor - Muirshiel - 5,016ha

05. Jura, Scarba Lunga and Garvellachs - 27,862ha

06. Ben Lui - 14,497ha

07. Ben More, Ben Ledi - 21,213ha

08. Ben More, Mull - 8,720ha

09. Loch Etive mountains - 50,674ha

10. Breadalbane - Schiehallion - 44,840ha

11. Lyon - Lochay -7,297ha

12. Ben Lawers - 8,143ha

13. Moidart - Ardgour - 37,355ha

14. Rannoch - Nevis - Mamores - Alder - 118,042ha

15. Cairngorms - 157,225ha

16. Lochnagar - Mount Keen - 53,583ha

17. Rum - 6,957ha

18. Kinlochhourn - Knoydart - Morar - 106,505ha

19. Braeroy - Glenshirra - Creag Meagaidh - 26,460ha

20. Monadhliath - 33,978ha

21. South Uist hills - 10,005ha

22. Duirinish - 4,469ha

23. Cuillin - 18,324ha

24. Central Highlands - 132,703ha

25. Applecross - 13,662ha

26. Coulin and Ledgowan Forest - 20,867ha

27. Flowerdale - Shieldaig - Torridon - 31,782ha

28. Fisherfield - Letterewe - Fannichs - 80,441ha

29. Rhiddoroch - Beinn Dearg - Ben Wyvis - 90,467ha

30. Harris - Uig hills - 45,270ha

31. Eishken - 14,197ha

32. Inverpolly - Glencanisp - 20,544ha

33. Quinag - 10,446ha

34. Reay - Cassley - 55,997ha

35. Ben Klibreck - Armine Forest - 53,023ha

36. Causeymire - Knockfin Flows - 51,404ha

37. Foinaven - Ben Hee - 56,907ha

38. Ben Hope - Ben Loyal - 22,085ha

39. East Halladale Flows - 15,899ha

40. Cape Wrath - 22,106ha

41. Hoy - 4,990ha

42. Ronas Hill and North Roe - 4,110ha