Walk the West Highland Way with a Cicerone Guidebook
The West Highland Way
by Terry Marsh
A handy pocket sized guidebook for anyone planning to walk the West Highland Way National Trail. The popular 95-mile long-distance route from Glasgow to Fort William typically takes less than a week to walk, passing through the stunning scenery that Scotland has to offer. A description of the Way is also provided for walkers from north to south. More...
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The 95 miles (152km) of the West Highland Way passes through the lush lowlands north of Milngavie into the rugged landscapes of Loch Lomond, Glen Falloch and Strath Fillan before heading for Rannoch Moor and Black Mount. Touching briefly on Glencoe, it climbs finally to the hidden glen of Lairig Mor before finishing in Fort William.
Now over 30 years old, the West Highland Way was the first long-distance route to be officially designated in Scotland. Much of the route pursues ancient drove roads or old military roads built to help in the control of Jacobite clansmen.
The Way is usually walked from Glasgow to Fort William (south to north), probably because that is the way it was conceived. Given the connection with the Great Glen Way at Fort William, the route can be walked in one longer journey between Glasgow and Inverness, or vice versa. This guidebook also contains a route description of the Way from Fort William to Glasgow (north to south).
- illustrated with OS mapping and colour photos
- includes suggested itineraries for walking the West Highland Way over 6, 7 and 8 days
- lots of useful tips on preparing for a trip, what to take and how to plan your itinerary
- information about the Way’s ancient history