Unlike most of the Cumbrian and Welsh peaks, the majority of these mountains do not have paths or walkers' tracks up them, but the many excellent stalker's paths takes one deep into wild territory and often gives a flying start to an ascent. Walkers in Torridon have to accustom themselves to free-ranging over heather, grass, rock and marsh. In the sketch maps, stalker's and the other paths are shown as broken lines, the recommended free-ranging routes are shown as dotted lines. Most of the expeditions assume that you have transport, and those which do not require it are indicated and are written as though Shieldaig is the starting point. The 'climbs' often involve descending again by the route of your ascent, which builds in a considerable safety factor if you are new to the area and also the comfort and pleasure of returning over now familiar territory.