When walking the West Highland Way, this book was my bible. With its drop-down map, lots of information on history, geology and wildlife and masses of photos, it's all you need in one handy package. The waterproof paper is a great idea. I've used my book twice in all weathers (in 2003 and 2007), and it's still in good condition. Don't leave home without it. Reviewed by Steven Smith on Amazon.co.uk This was my choice to take with me on my recent walk ... I had also read the Official Guide but left that at home. The Rucksack Reader was just great to keep in the front pocket of my rucksack and I could sit at the lunch-break reading the section for the day to make sure I wasn't missing anything. Reviewed by Margaret Watkiss on Amazon.co.uk
The West Highland Way is the first and most famous of Scotland's long-distance walks. It begins on the outskirts of Glasgow, its largest city, then goes through Scotland's first National Park, along the shores of its largest loch. After 95 miles (152 km) of superb scenery, the Way ends in Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. The second edition of this popular guidebook was fully revised in 2003, with many improvements, including more photographs, details of the new Scottish Outdoor Access Code and a Fort William town plan. It contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday: drop-down map showing the whole route in six panels; waterproof paper throughout; the Way in sections, with summaries of distance, terrain and where to find food and drink; concise background on the history and wildlife; information about side-trips and mountain climbs including Ben Lomond and Ben Nevis; planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane; in full colour, with 60 photographs.