NOT The West Highland Way

NOT The West Highland Way

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By (author) Ronald Turnbull

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  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 118mm x 174mm x 16mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cumbria
  • ISBN 10: 1852846151
  • ISBN 13: 9781852846152
  • Edition: 10001
  • Edition statement: 1st edition.
  • Illustrations note: Over 100 photos and 20 colour maps
  • Sales rank: 321,727

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The West Highland Way is one of the finest of Britain's long-distance paths. It passes through six separate mountain ranges, from the tall elegant cone of Ben Lomond and the crag towers of grim Glen Coe to the seductive Mamores. But it doesn't go onto those enticing Stobs and Bens. NOT The West Highland Way makes the most of the surrounding area, taking in sights that the linear Way doesn't allow. With mountain alternatives to all but one of the West Highland Way's nine standard stages, this guidebook takes you on a higher and wilder journey. By taking the best of what the standard Way has to offer and adding in all its diversions away from the linear paths, and get to the heart of what makes the West Highland Way so great. It crosses Ben Lomond and Beinn Dorain, the charming Campsie Fells and the mighty Mamores, while the crossing of the Black Mount from Inveroran to Glen Coe represents the best pub-to-pub to be found in Britain.

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Multi-award winning author Ronald Turnbull has written many Cicerone books on challenge-walking, bivvying and walking in Scotland. After walking bits of it, and above and around it, he finally gave in and walked the West Highland Way in March 2008.

Table of contents

Introduction The High Road and the Low When to go Safety in the mountains Maps How to use this book A Winter Not the West Highland Way Part 1 The High Road and the Low Milngavie to Drymen 1 Hill Option: the Campsie Fells Drymen to Rowardennan Rowardennan to Inversnaid 2 Rowardennan Outing: Ben Lomond 3 Hill Crossing: Ben Lomond to Inversnaid Inversnaid to Inverarnan 4 Hill Crossing: Beinn a' Choin 5 Inverarnan Outing: Beinn Chabhair Inverarnan to Tyndrum 6 Hill Crossing: Ben Lui 7 Crianlarich Outing: An Caisteal and Beinn a' Chroin Tyndrum to Inveroran 8 Hill Crossing: the Back of Beinn Dorain 9 Inveroran Outing: Ben Inverveigh and Meall Tairbh Inveroran to Kings House 10 Hill Crossing: Black Mount Kings House to Kinlochleven 11 Hill Crossing: Beinn a' Chrulaiste and the Blackwater Kinlochleven to Fort William 12 Hill Crossing: Mamores 13 Hill Crossing: More Mamores 14 Fort William Outing: Ben Nevis by the CMD Arete Part 2 Beginnerish Backpacking The excitement is in tents Midges are unpleasant May is the month Shoulder-strengthening short trips The off-route food-fetching formula Stuff, stuffsacks, and throwing it all away 15 A mostly gentle two-day: the Back of Ben Nevis 16 A wilder two-day: Taynuilt to Bridge of Orchy Part 3 Away from the Way 17 Dumbarton Start 18 Wrong side of the Loch: the Arrochar Alps 19 The Etive Trek 20 Blackwater and the Lairig Leacach 21 Routes of Rannoch Part 4 Roads to the Deep North 22 Corrour to Dalwhinnie 23 Fort William to Inverie 24 Spean Bridge to Cluanie and even Cape Wrath Appendix 1: Access Appendix 2: Useful information Appendix 3: Further reading