This updated guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy a holiday walking along Scotland's historic Great Glen (73 miles/117 km). The Way runs between Fort William and Inverness, along the Caledonian Canal and past various lochs, including Loch Ness with its famous monster legend, and Urquhart Castle. This book contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday: drop-down map showing the whole route in five panels; waterproof paper throughout; in full colour, with over 60 photographs; visitor attractions and hills to climb (Munros, Corbetts and Grahams); town plans of Fort William and Inverness; special notes for people with no previous experience; background on local geology, history and wildlife; summary of each section showing distance, terrain and food/drink stops; planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane.
Jacquetta Megarry is a late-onset long-distance walker resident in central Scotland. On her first long walk, the West Highland Way, she found the traditional design of guidebook impractical in rain and wind, so she created Rucksack Readers® - guidebooks in a new, rucksack-friendly format.
Since 2000, she has written or coauthored 14 other titles in the series, including the Rob Roy Way which she co-devised in 2001. She has edited a further 16 Rucksack Readers® and walks every route that she publishes, some repeatedly - to clarify route directions and to gain first-hand comparative experience of all the walks.
She has summited Mount Kilimanjaro by four different routes, and completed high-altitude treks also in Nepal, Peru and Morocco. Her experience on Aconcagua led her to devise the Rucksack Pocket Summits series for "seven summiteers". Her website is at www.rucsacs.com.