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Publication Date
13 May 2013
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Available for Sale
Birlinn Limited

The West Highland Way

The Official Guide
by Bob Aitken and Roger Smith - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

‘If the objective of a guide book is to impart essential information, then this guide achieves that and famously; minute directional detail, location of campsites, bunkhouses, hostels, huts and bothies, services and supplies, equipment, training and preparation, countryside code, even a map... But this guide exceeds that purpose. It is an evocation of all that is best about Scotland and its countryside’ – Bruce Sandison, The Herald

Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland’s first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across Rannoch Moor, Scotland’s grandest wilderness, through some of the finest scenery of mountain and stream, woodland and moorland, that Scotland has to offer. This tenth edition of the Official Guide has been revised and updated to include recent modifications to the route, is accompanied by a full-colour folding map and packaged in a practical plastic wallet.

Roger Smith is an experienced writer and hillwalker with an extensive knowledge of the area covered in this book and its history. A former editor of the The Great Outdoors magazine, he has written a large number of books about walking and the outdoors.