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    DescriptionThe 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 does it go onto those enticing Stobs and Bens? It does not. It runs along Glens Falloch and Finnan, close to the Highlands' second busiest main road and the West Highland Railway. It may be Scotland's best long-distance path: but this book intends to do better. So here they are: the mountains alongside the way. When the sun shines, and the twitter of the skylarks is more appealing than the endless road noise, here are Ben Lomond and Beinn Dorain, the charming Campsie Fells, and the mighty Mamores, and the best pub-to-pub in these islands, the crossing of the Black Mount from Inveroran to Glen Coe. It features mountain alternatives to all but one of the WH Way stages. It contains 5 one-day hill circuits and 2 two-day routes for warm-up trips with the tent. It offers tips for first-time backpackers.


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    Title
    NOT The West Highland Way
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Turnbull
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 118 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781852846152
    ISBN 10: 1852846151
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKSH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    Libri: ENGM5460
    BISAC V2.8: SPO030000, TRV009000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13220
    BIC subject category V2: WTHA, 1DBKSH
    Libri: SCHP4295
    DC22: 796.510941156
    Thema V1.0: SZC, WTHA
    Edition
    10001
    Edition statement
    1st edition.
    Illustrations note
    Over 100 photos and 20 colour maps
    Publisher
    Cicerone Press
    Imprint name
    Cicerone Press
    Publication date
    21 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cumbria
    Author Information
    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