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Great for inspiration - but take care with the amount of time required
on 3 October 2016
It's well put together and the photography is great. Myself and my partner have now attempted a few of the walks. We are both in our twenties, fairly fit and have plenty of hiking experience. I find that the book has some good ideas for walks, but the actual walk descriptions can slightly underplay the difficulty of the terrain and, probably more importantly, the amount of time suggested for any of the walks we have done have been hugely underestimated. For example - this weekend we tried the suggested route for Beinn Eighe (walk 11), given as 10.5 hours. The approach alone took over 5 hours through endless bog, never mind that there are 5 peaks to reach after this. We had already decided we would split the walk over two days, but had we tried it in one day we likely would have been coming down in the dark, or even benighted. The coire and the mountains themselves were amazing. The walks in these books are definitely 'Challenges', but in my opinion they are borderline impossible to complete in the times given, unless you are running. My advice to anyone would be to add at least 2 or 3 hours on to any suggested time in the book, make sure you've researched the route, have other maps on hand and be well prepared to split many of these walks over 2 days, whether suggested by the books route or not.