The West Highland Way

The Official Guide

Bob Aitken, Roger Smith

The official guidebook to the West Highland Way.
Date Published :
August 2018
Publisher :
Illustration :
Maps throughout
ISBN : 9781780275192
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 8.85 X 5.5 inches


Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland’s first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east ofLoch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across Rannoch Moor, Scotland’s grandest wilderness, through some of thefinest scenery of mountain and stream, woodland and moorland, that Scotland has to offer. This eleventh edition of the Official Guide has beenfully revised and updated to include new information and photography and a new full-colour folding map prepared for this edition by NicolsonMaps, all packaged in a weatherproof plastic wallet.

About The Author

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.


An invaluable guide to planning and walking the West Highland Way ... Nothing can compare to the beauty that this path crosses.


...a must for keen walkers...

- Burnley Express & News

An excellent feature is a specially prepared Harvey's strip map of the entire 95 mile route, which comes together with the book in a plastic wallet. ... a very well produced package.

- High

26 years on from the first edition, this is version eight, with an entirely rewritten text, and including a dedicated Harvey map.

- John Muir Trust Journal

Packed with maps, photos, history and anecdote, this is the essential companion for the 100-odd miles of this classic journey...

- Scottish Field

If the objective of a guide book is to impart essential information, then this new guide to the West Highland Way achieves that and famously... an evocation of all that is best about Scotland and its countryside

- Bruce Sandison, The Herald

This guide ambles along entertainingly, noting interesting flora and unusual geographic features and pausing now and then to offer many beautiful images of lochs and hills

- The Scotsman

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