The West Highland Way (Cicerone Guides)

This fully-updated third edition of the Cicerone guide to walking the West Highland Way through the Highlands of Scotland describes the route in detail from Milngavie, Glasgow to Fort William and also from north to south. This popular 95-mile long-distance backpacking route takes under a week. It starts by passing 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. Step-by-step route description is illustrated with extracts from OS mapping and colour photos and includes information about the Way’s ancient history and geology along the way. Lots of useful tips on preparing for a trekking trip, what to take and how to plan your itinerary (with suggestions for 6, 7 and 8-day schedules).