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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