The Great Glen Way follows Scotland's historic Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness for 77 miles (125 km). The fifth edition of this guidebook has been expanded by 8 pages to cover the High Route (opened 2014) and is for cyclists as well as walkers.
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This guidebook (fully updated 2014) contains all you need to plan and enjoy a holiday walking or cycling along Scotland's historic Great Glen (77 miles/125 km). The Way runs between Fort William and Inverness, beside Scotland's highest mountain, along the historic Caledonian Canal and past beautiful lochs, including Loch Ness with its famous monster legend and Urquhart Castle. The drop-down map flap shows the whole route in five panels; on rainproof paper throughout; in full colour, with 90 photographs; visitor attractions and hills to climb including Ben Nevis; town plans of Fort William and Inverness; background on local geology, history and wildlife; summary of each section showing distance, terrain, altitude profile and food/drink stops; planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane.
"Robust, waterproof, comprehensive and enjoyable, this Rucksack Reader is the "everything you could possibly want to know" guide to the Great Glen Way ... It provides route information and overview maps - plus detailed maps of the route through Fort William and Inverness. Nicely illustrated throughout, it also provides a wealth of background on the geography and history of the Great Glen, and on its wildlife and mountains. Whether you're looking for an easier alternative to the West Highland Way, or a serious extension to it, this book is an essential companion." Reviewed by Undiscovered Scotland "In Inverness I bought a copy of the best guide to the Inverness-Fort William leg of the drive ... It might seem eccentric to recommend a rucksackers' guide to motorists, but Megarry's little book is extremely well presented. It contains a fold-out map and a wealth of information about the Great Glen Way, its national history and what to do and watch out for, especially around Loch Ness." Reviewed in the Financial Times Supplement "This is a well-constructed and carefully thought-out guide which is enough to whet a walker's appetite for the long-distance route and entertaining enough to get some Invernessians out of town to see an oft-forgotten part of the local countryside. ...[It] takes in the majesty of Loch Ness, the engineering feat of the Caledonian Canal and the rich and varied natural history of the fault line." Reviewed by the Inverness Courier
Jacquetta Megarry took up long-distance walking and high-altitude trekking in 1999, and founded Rucksack Readers to deliver walking guidebooks in a rainproof, rucksack-friendly format. Sandra Bardwell lives at Drumnadrochit in the Great Glen and walks the Great Glen Way frequently. In recent years she has written guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Rucksack Readers and Sunflower Books.