The West Highland Way

The Official Guide, Eleventh Edition

by Bob Aitken and Roger Smith

The West Highland Way



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‘If the objective of a guide book is to impart essential information, then this guide achieves that and famously; minute directional detail, location of campsites, bunkhouses, hostels, huts and bothies, services and supplies, equipment, training and preparation, countryside code, even a map … But this guide exceeds that purpose. It is an evocation of all that is best about Scotland and its countryside’ – Bruce Sandison, The Herald

Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland’s first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across Rannoch Moor, Scotland’s grandest wilderness, through some of the finest scenery of mountain and stream, woodland and moorland, that Scotland has to offer. This eleventh edition of the Official Guide has been fully revised and updated to include new information and photography and a new full-colour folding map prepared for this edition by Nicolson Maps, all packaged in a weatherproof plastic wallet.

Roger Smith is an experienced writer and hillwalker with an extensive knowledge of the area covered in this book and its history. A former editor of the The Great Outdoors magazine, he has written a large number of books about walking and the outdoors.

ISBN: 9781780275192

Publication date: 07/06/2018

Format: Paperback

Extent: 128

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , West Highlands + Islands , Outdoor Activity