Grampian Mountains


Grampian Mountains
mountain range across central & N Scotland, dividing the Highlands from the Lowlands: highest peak, Ben Nevis: also Grampian Hills or Grampians

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or Grampian Hills

Mountain system, Scotland.

Extending across central Scotland, it forms a natural boundary between the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands. Its highest peak, Ben Nevis, is the highest mountain in Britain.

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▪ mountains, Scotland, United Kingdom
      mountains in the Highlands of Scotland. They derive their name from the Mons Graupius of the Roman historian Tacitus, the undetermined site of the battle in which the Roman general Agricola defeated the indigenous Picts (c. AD 84). The name usually refers to the entire mass of the central Highlands between Glen Mor and the wall-like southern edge that overlooks the Lowlands. More strictly it refers only to the latter striking relief feature. Summits exceed 3,000 feet (900 metres), and the highest peaks are Ben Nevis, with an elevation of 4,406 feet (1,343 metres), and Ben Macdui, with an elevation of 4,296 (1,309 metres) in the Cairngorm Mountains.

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