I've never been that fond of guide books but this one served me very well on my recent West Highland Way walk.
I admit to loving Ordnance Survey maps but for the first time this guide book was all I used and needed (I carried some OS maps but they were never looked at). The route guide and maps were excellent, ensuring that I was always confident of being on the correct path. Useful information was provided on each village/town visited, including services (post offices, shops, public transport etc), where to stay (B & B, hotels, campsites) and where to eat.
Plenty of useful information for planning your walk, from suggested itineraries to information concerning the weather and precautions to take. Snippets of information concerning wildlife and historical events added to the enjoyment of the walk.
Published 2003 - only once did I find information out of date and that was concerning a campsite that is currently closed. A few phone calls before you depart easily takes care of any such concerns.
If I wrote walking guides, I'd like to think they would turn out like this one. It fits in a coat pocket, weighs about 8oz and although it had some rough use, there was no sign of it falling apart. Congratulations to Trailblazer - a very difficult job well done