A guidebook to Scotland's West Highland Way, a 95-mile walk from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William, passing Loch Lomond, crossing Rannoch Moor and finishing in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain. The walk, which takes roughly one week to complete, is described in seven stages, with each stage ranging from 8 to 20 miles. The guide details the 'classic' south-north direction but also provides a summary description for those wanting to walk the route in the opposite direction.
The guidebook, which features step-by-step route descriptions, 1:100K mapping, handy practical information as well as notes on the region's history, culture and geography, is accompanied by a separate, pocket-sized 1:25K OS map booklet, providing all the mapping you need to walk the route.
Passing from the lowlands to the highlands, the West Highland Way, which is one of Scotland's Great Trails, showcases the splendour of glens flanked by great mountains, majestic moorland and sprawling farmland. It is the perfect adventure for distance walkers keen to discover the wild beauty of western Scotland.
Dr Terry Marsh is a Lancashire-based award-winning writer and photographer who specialises in the outdoors, the countryside, walking and travel worldwide. He has been writing books since the mid-1980s, and is the author of over 100 titles. Terry holds a PhD in Historical Geography and a Master of Arts degree (with Distinction) in Lake District Studies, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot), a member of the National Union of Journalists, and an Honorary Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Map key Overview map West Highland Way trek planner Route summary tables Preface Introduction From the Lowlands to the Highlands How hard and how remote? Planning your trip Suggested itineraries When to go Getting there and back Transport along the route First nights and last nights Accommodation en route Facilities en route Pack-carrying services Cash management Preparation and what to take Planning day by day Using this guide Digital and printed maps Waymarking Emergencies Weather forecasts Phones and internet All about the Highlands Geography Geology Plants and wildlife History and culture Food and drink The West Highland Way Stage 1 Milngavie to Drymen Stage 2 Drymen to Rowardennan Stage 3 Rowardennan to Crianlarich Stage 4 Crianlarich to Bridge of Orchy Stage 5 Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse Stage 6 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven Stage 7 Kinlochleven to Fort William Appendix A Useful contacts Appendix B Accommodation Appendix C Further reading