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West Highland Way

The West Highland Way - Rucksack Reader

The West Highland Way - Rucksack Reader

by: Jacquetta Megarry
This is Scotland's first, and still its most famous, long distance route. Variety is its essence. Over the 95 miles from Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William you travel from the soft lowland contours of the Campsies and the shores of Lower Loch Lomond through rugged Glen Falloch and Strath Fillan, over the wilderness of Rannoch Moor into the mountain grandeur of the Mamores and to the foot of Ben Nevis. During the journey you will pass standing stones, ruined chapels, and historic graveyards. Walking softly, you will see wild goat, deer and red squirrel, and a wealth of bird life, from wren to buzzard.

This Rucksack Readers guidebook has a unique format in that its spiral binding allows every page to be opened flat. Route instructions and the corresponding map sections are placed together, often on facing pages for ease of navigation. The book is printed on paper treated with waterproof varnish that withstands the wet plus the map and book cover have a laminate on both sides. The book contains all that you need to walk the trail.

The content is also well designed including 120 colour photographs and 15 pages of route mapping at 1:42,500 scale. An introduction gives practical planning advice including when to go, how long to allow, terrain, accommodation, travel and more. A chapter of background information provides some history of the region, geology and habitats and wildlife. The route is described in sections with clear bullet pointed directions following a summary of the walk's features. Six- and seven-day itineraries are provided.

ISBN 9781898481867 Pages 80 (2020) 130mm x 220mm spiral bound

Price: 13.99

West Highland Way - Marsh

West Highland Way - Marsh

by: Terry Marsh
The West Highland Way is one of Britain's finest walks, capturing the wild beauty of western Scotland as it passes through a landscape of both rich diversity and cultural heritage. The route begins in the lowlands north of Milngavie, then crosses the Highland Boundary Fault line into the rugged scenery of Loch Lomond, Glen Falloch and Strath Fillan. The route then crosses Rannoch Moor to the edges of Glen Coe and the head of Loch Leven, up into the hidden glen of Lairig Mor before an exhilarating descent to Fort William.

The 95-mile walk, which takes roughly one week to complete, is described in seven stages, with each stage ranging from 8 to 20 miles, with suggested itineraries of 6 and 9 days. 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.

Detailed route finding instructions plus a separate map booklet showing the entire route at 1:25000 scale with the route highlighted ensure safe and easy navigation. There is also full colour 1:100000 scale maps giving an overview of each section. The book includes a trek planner with an accommodation guide, list of facilities and public transport. All the practical information required for planning and walking the route is provided in a comprehensive introductory section and useful contacts and accommodation information is provided in appendices. The book is illustrated with plenty of colour photographs throughout.

The seven day sections are as follows:
Stage 1 Milngavie to Drymen - 12.5 miles
Stage 2 Drymen to Rowardennan - 15 miles
Stage 3 Rowardennan to Crianlarich - 20 miles
Stage 4 Crianlarich to Bridge of Orchy - 13.25 miles
Stage 5 Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse - 12 miles
Stage 6 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven - 8.75 miles
Stage 7 Kinlochleven to Fort William - 14 miles
Intermediate distance for locations within a stage are given in the book

ISBN 9781852848576 Pages 137 plus map booklet (2016 reprinted 2018) 118mm x 172mm

Price: 13.50

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West Highland Way - Footprint Map

West Highland Way - Footprint Map

The West Highland Way is Scotland's first and most popular long distance footpath. It runs from Milngavie, on the northern outskirts of Glasgow, 95 miles to the capital of the West Highlands, Fort William. The route passes through some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes; by loch and mountain, over moorland and forest paths.

This footprint map is divided into eight sections, each displayed on a separate panel, and folds easily to show a particular part of the Way. The route is marked in miles starting from Milngavie. The detailed full colour mapping is at a scale of 1:40,000 and is based upon Ordnance Survet data. Text clearly describing the route accompanies the map sections. Printed on waterproof paper, this map will remain legible even when wet and can easily be dried and re-used. The plastic sleeve affords even further protection from wear and tear. Useful information for planning transport and accommodation are included on the map, as well as the location of all the services walkers need to enjoy the West Highland Way.

ISBN 9781871149937 (2019) 120mm x 210mm folded waterproof

Price: 9.50