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The Spey: 25 Walks from Source to Sea, K. R. Fergus - Best known for salmon fishing and whisky production, the restless River Spey is Scotland's fastest, as well as second longest, river and passes through some of the Highland's finest scenery as it weaves its way to the sea from its source in the shadow of the Monadhliath mountains. As well as mighty mountains and ancient forest, the Spey passes the popular settlements of Kingussie, Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey, Fochabers, Elgin and Portgordon on its jouney to the Moray Firth. There is no better way to discover the wildlife, architecture and history of this area of Scotland than to walk. Whatever your ability walking at high or low level, following tough terrain or level paths the 25 routes in this guide offer something for everyone. Published May 14.  Available for pre-order. The Tay: 25 Walks from Source to Sea, K. R. Fergus - As well as being Scotland's longest river, the Tay also carries the largest volume of water of any river in the UK more than the Thames and Severn combined when it reaches the Firth of Tay. From its source high up the slopes of Ben Lui near Tyndrum, the Tay makes its way through Stirlingshire and Perthshire to meet the North Sea near Dundee. As one of the best salmon rivers in Europe, every year it lures anglers from around the world and countless more come to explore the glorious hills and glens it passes. There is no better way to discover the wildlife, architecture and history of this area of Scotland than to walk. Whatever your ability walking at high or low level, following tough terrain or level paths the 25 routes in this guide offer something for everyone. Published May 14.  Available for pre-order. The Dee: 25 Walks from Source to Sea, K. R. Fergus - Bounded by the highest mountains in Britain, the majestic River Dee winds its way through some of Scotland s most celebrated scenery. From its source in the shadow of Ben Macdui and Braeraich high in the Cairngorm mountains, the Dee cascades over waterfalls and meanders through the remnants of the ancient Caledonian forest before making its way to Aberdeen and the North Sea. There is no better way to discover the wildlife, architecture and history of this area of Scotland than to walk. Whatever your ability walking at high or low level, following tough terrain or level paths the 25 routes in this guide offer something for everyone. Published June 13.
Walking in the Angus Glens, James Carron - This handy guidebook describes 30 walks of different lengths and grades in and above the Angus Glens - Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk. Situated just north of Dundee and within easy reach of Brechin and Forfar, the glens of Angus radiate like the fingers and thumb of a hand, stretching from the fertile plains of Strathmore deep into the southern ranges of the Cairngorms National Park. Each has a unique character and together they offer a rich blend of landscape, geology and natural habitat, encompassing high mountain peaks and lower hills, glacial valleys, craggy corries, natural and managed forestry, lochs and man-made reservoirs, cascading upland streams and gently meandering rivers. Being relatively remote and little-known, they also harbour a profusion of wildlife. The routes described here comprise 26 circular walks arranged by glen and a final, sixth section describing the old Mounth Roads, historic linear routes crossing between the glens. Published June 13.

ISBN: 9781852846985 - Walking in the Angus Glens

Walking and Cycling in the Highlands, John Davidson - More great routes across the North of Scotland.  Published March 14.  Available for pre-order.

ISBN: 9780956599919 - Walking & Cycling in the Highlands

 

The Cape Wrath Trail, Iain Harper - This Cicerone guidebook to walking the 200 miles of the Cape Wrath Trail from Fort William to Cape Wrath, crossing the wild north west of the Scottish Highlands, describes the route in detail in 14 stages, with 6 alternative stages along the way. This epic challenge has long been recognised as the toughest long-distance route in Britain and travels through breathtakingly wild landscapes in Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt. With a wide range of route alternatives, it's perfect for the ambitious and experienced backpacker. It's a tough test and you'll brave genuine wilderness, rugged terrain, rain, wind, midges, bog and remote river crossings. Whatever time of year you attempt the trail, it will test the limits of your endurance. And this guidebook gives you all the information you need about bothies, campsites and (rare) amenities en route as well as detailed OS mapping and route profiles to help you plan and prepare for your trip. Published May 13.

ISBN: 9781852846671 - The Cape Wrath Trail

The West Highland Way, Jacquetta Megarry - The West Highland Way is Scotland's most popular long-distance walk, running 96 miles (155 km) from Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, through its first National Park, across the western Highlands to the foot of its highest mountain, Ben Nevis. This is the fourth, fully revised edition of the popular rucksack-friendly guidebook and includes the "extra mile" into Fort William. It contains all you need to plan and enjoy one of the world's finest walks. This book: includes detailed route description; offers background on Loch Lomond, history and wildlife; has a map of the entire route in 6 drop-down panels (1:100,000); provides practical information about transport and travel; is lavishly illustrated, with 70 colour photographs; and is printed on waterproof paper. Published February 11.

ISBN: 9781898481416 - The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way, Bob Aitken and Roger Smith - Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland's first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across Rannoch Moor, Scotland's grandest wilderness, through some of the finest scenery of mountain and stream, woodland and moorland, that Scotland has to offer. This ninth edition of the Official Guide has been revised and updated to include recent modifications to the route, is accompanied by a full-colour folding map and packaged in a practical plastic wallet. Published July 13.
 

ISBN: 9781780271156 - The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way, Anthony Burton - The 93-mile West Highland Way is indisputably Britainís most spectacular long-distance path. The first section, following the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, offers an idyllic waterside walk, with the full grandeur of the Highlands gradually revealing itself. Then, after crossing the barren wilderness of the Rannoch Moor, the walker climbs the Devilís Staircase above Glencoe and traverses classic Highland landscapes to reach Fort William and, if he or she wishes, a grand finale at the peak of Britainís highest mountain, Ben Nevis. This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide is an authoritative companion, packed with indispensable information. Published July 13.

ISBN: 9781781310892 - The West Highland Way

NOT The West Highland Way, Robert Turnbull - The West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William is one of the finest UK long distance paths, but it runs close to a busy main road and avoids the mountain tops. NOT The West Highland Way offers mountain alternatives to all but one of the WH Way stages, 5 one-day hill circuits, 2 two-day warm-up trips and 3 extended diversions off the Way, this book intends to do better. Published September 10. 

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West Highland Way: Glasgow to Fort William, Charlie Loram - 5th Revised Edition - Route Guide with 53 Maps, Places to Stay, Places to Eat.  Published March 13. 

ISBN: 9781905864508 - West Highland Way

West Highland Way, Footprint.  Walking the West Highland Way in August, I needed a map and I chose the Footprint map. To make it short: It shows any details a walker is in need for and that's why this map is a really useful tool. It's delivered in a plastic bag that makes it waterproof and shows the complete way in 10 sections, with additional information about the way itself, accommodation, camping sites and distances. Buyer Review.  Published May 99.
West Highland Way, A Walking Guide 3rd Edition, Terry Marsh - This fully-updated third edition of the Cicerone guide to walking the West Highland Way through the Highlands of Scotland describes the route in detail from Milngavie, Glasgow to Fort William and also from north to south. This popular 95-mile long-distance backpacking route takes under a week. It starts by passing through the lush lowlands north of Milngavie into the rugged landscapes of Loch Lomond, Glen Falloch and Strath Fillan before heading for Rannoch Moor and Black Mount. Touching briefly on Glencoe, it climbs finally to the hidden glen of Lairig Mor before finishing in Fort William. Step-by-step route description is illustrated with extracts from OS mapping and colour photos and includes information about the Way's ancient history and geology along the way. Lots of useful tips on preparing for a trekking trip, what to take and how to plan your itinerary (with suggestions for 6, 7 and 8-day schedules).  Published October 11. K

ISBN: 9781852845568 - The West Highland Way

Ben Nevis and Glen Coe: 100 Walks in Lochaber, Ronald Turnbull - Lochaber and Glencoe, next door to each other on either side of Loch Leven, offer the UK's greatest concentration of really magnificent mountains. From the Blackmount to the Grey Corries, from Ben Nevis to Buachaille Etive Mor, this is country for linking high peak to high peak along sharp and sometimes rocky ridges. Here too are low-level walks between, rather than over, these most spectacular of summits. Gentle footpaths from the Caledonian Canal to the Nevis Gorge and the birch woods of Kinlochleven are just the start. Beyond are great through-routes along empty glens by lonely bothies to the edges of Rannoch Moor. The area is notable for tent or bothy treks that are short (2-4 days), and well supplied with villages, railways and bus stops, but still serious in terms of remoteness and scenery. This book covers from the Grey Corries to Ben Cruachan, including Glen Etive and the Blackmount. Published May 07.K

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Walking in Torridon (British Mountains), Peter Barton - Unlike most of the Cumbrian and Welsh peaks, the mountains of Torridon rarely have clearly defined paths to their summits, but the many excellent stalkers' paths take walkers deep into wild territory and often provide a flying start to an ascent. Exploring this remote and much-loved area of the Highlands involves free-ranging over heather, grass, rock and marsh and this guide will give experienced walkers the confidence to find the best ways across the landscape. Covering the 200 square miles south west of Loch Maree and north of the Achnasheen-Achnashellach-Lochcarron road, and also including Slioch and its environs, and taking Shieldaig as its base, this unique book offers a wealth of routes of different grades and differing characters. It is also beautifully illustrated with Peter Barton's original drawings, alongside clear OS map extracts. Routes described include 11 easy walks, 11 long or high-level walks, ascents of 32 summits over 2000ft and 5 outline suggestions for major ridge walks. Published April 10.

ISBN: 9781852844660 - Walking in Torridon

Scottish Highlands - The Hillwalking Guide: 60 Day walks with Accommodation Guide, Jim Manthorpe - Fully updated second edition of this popular hill-walking guide to Scotland's Highlands and Islands containing some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe. The new edition includes 60 day-walks for all abilities, graded for difficulty, terrain and strenuousness. 2 -day and 3-day treks and some of the walks have been linked to form multi-day treks such as the Great Traverse. Plus accommodation, places to eat and public transport for 62 gateway towns and villages. With 86 trail maps and 30 colour photos the book is packed with all the practical information necessary for hill-walking in the region. Published September 09

Scottish Highlands and Islands AA 30 Walks (Cards) - This original concept takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use. Published March 10. 

ISBN: 9780749564452 - Scottish Highlands and Islands

Fort William Short Walks, Jarrold. With Ordnance Survey mapping, colour photographs and easy-to-follow route descriptions, each of the 20 colour-coded routes detailed in this walking guide is suited to all ages and features questions and points of interest.  Published April 04.

Fort William: Leisure Walks for All Ages (Jarrold Short Walks Guides)



 

Rock Trails Scottish Highlands: A Hill Walkers Guide to the Geology and Scenery, Paul Gannon - The Scottish Highlands are home to Britain s most spectacular mountain scenery. The stark hills, fearful crags, glorious glens and sparkling lochans make for a wide range of landscapes and have attracted generations of landscape lovers, hilllwalkers and mountaineers. This book is intended to help those who adore this landscape to gain an insight into the geological forces that shaped it. The first half of the book tells the story of how the rocks were created and shaped by the gross forces of plate tectonics, colliding continents, volcanoes, mountain building and glaciation. The second half of the book details 18 walks with a variety of geological features set among consistently fantastic views. The walks are widely spread, encompassing the isolated peaks of Sutherland in the far northwest, the rolling granite massif of the Cairngorms in the east, the haunting beauty of the Ardnamurchan peninsula in the west and a select choice from the vast range of stunning mountains in the central and southern Highlands. Published October 12.

 

Three Men on the Way Way: A Story of Walking the West Highland Way, Hamish M Brown - The West Highland Way is Scotland's first official Long Distance Route and runs near 100 miles from Milngavie to Fort William. It was nicknamed the 'Way Way' by a trio from Fife who set off to walk it in the year of the Millennium. This is not a guidebook but an account of their experiences, the highs and lows which any challenge presents of their marvellous, surprising, amusing and weird memories. They met many hundreds of people along the way but, naturally, those they recall were the more eccentric. Although the trio never managed another bigger trip together they realize how lucky, and wise, they had been to grab the chance when it came. There is remarkably pleasant rural walking at the start to reach the Highlands at Loch Lomond, fine woodland on its banks and later, the contrast of lonely, empty miles across Rannoch Moor, the Devil's Staircase and the great pass of the Lairig Mor to finish. Encounters with other people are an important part of Long Distance Routes. Anyone who has walked the Way Way (or is planning to do so) will enjoy this story, bringing back plenty of similar memories of people and places, adventures and misadventures. The illustrations too give a wonderful idea of the rich variety of country traversed and well capture the atmosphere of this walk through Scotland's fine landscapes. Published February 13. Central and Southern Scotland, Graham Uney - Backpacking in the Scottish Highlands has to be one of the finest pleasures in the hillwalker's life. While day-walkers scurry off back to campsites or B&Bs, the backpacker can carry on into the wilderness, pitching up by a remote lochan or tumbling burn. This book, the fourth in the "Backpacker's Britain" series, takes you on a thorough exploration of the Southern Highlands. In this work, a total of 30 multi-day routes are covered, ranging from a superb traverse of all the 4000 feet peaks of Scotland, to classic through-routes in the Cairngorms. There are routes for those with just a weekend to spare, as well as longer walks for those with more time to hand. Some of the walks would also make fine one-day challenges for the very fit hillwalker or runner.This work covers all the main mountain regions south of the Great Glen, including the Monadh Liath, Cairngorms, Nevis range, Mamores, Glen Lyon Hills, Arrochar Alps and much more! Fact boxes provide all you need to know to take on the challenge of each route, including how to get there, accommodation at the start, campsites, bothies and hostels, and Tourist Information Centres - this book has it all!  Published November 08.

ISBN: 9781852845278 - Central and Southern Scotland

Walks Wester Ross Southern Area, Richard Hallewell - Part of a popular series of A6 pocket walking guides which describe routes which are suitable for walkers of all abilities and to suit all tastes. Route descriptions are accompanied by 2-colour sketch maps. The guides are illustrated with line illustrations, and will provide walkers with a good introduction to what each area covered has to offer. The walking in Wester Ross scarcely needs recommendation - it is amongst the finest in Scotland. There are wonderful moorland paths through the vast, rocky Torridon hills (this guide avoids the peaks: the Wester Ross summits are more for climbers than walkers) and superb walks through the dramatic coastal scenery around Torridon, Applecross and Loch Carron. Published August 12.

ISBN: 9781872405605 - Walks Wester Ross Southern Area

The East Highland Way, Kevin Langan - Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year, and Kevin Langan for Outdoor Personality of the Year, in the TGO (The Great Oudoors Magazine) Awards 2012. The East Highland Way is a detailed and descriptive guide to the route developed by Kevin Langan in 2007. Beginning in Fort William and culminating in Aviemore, the trail forms a new link route between the northern end of the West Highland Way and the southern end of the Speyside Way. In addition, the route joins with the Great Glen Way at its southern point in Fort William, making this a new challenge for seasoned walkers and amateurs alike. Not only an illustrated route description, Langan also details the plethora of wildlife to be spotted along the way in each section of the walk. The book also provides information on the various historical attractions with which the route intersects, including Old Inverlochy Castle and Kingussie s Ruthven Barracks. Langan's route has been optimised to engage with accommodation where possible, and these accommodation options are included in the guide. Published August 12.

ISBN: 9781908373403 - The East Highland Way

Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen, Brian Johnson - This first guidebook in a new two-volume set describes walking all 112 Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) south of the Great Glen, covering the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms, Jura and Arran. Many are still little-climbed and know few crowds. Not for peak baggers but for walkers who want the most interesting routes. Published July 12. 

ISBN: 9781852846527 - Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen

Walking the Corbetts Vol 2 North of the Great Glen, Brian Johnson.  Published October 13. 

 

Walking in Scotland's Far North, Andy Walmsley - A guide to 62 mountain walks in Scotland's north-west peninsula. The text covers Assynt and Coigach; the far north-west and Reay Forest; and the East (excluding north-eastern Caithness). Routes include ascents of summits and vary from day walks to longer mountain traverses. Published March 05.

Walking in Scotland's Far North: 62 Mountain Walks (Cicerone British Mountains S.)

 

The Moray Coast Trail: With Dava and Moray Ways, Sandra Bardwell - Guidebook to the Moray Coast Trail with 44 miles/70 km of beach walking, coastal paths, quiet roads and old railways. Its views are across coves, beaches and skerries to the Moray Firth and North Sea. Book also covers the Dava Way which extends for 23 miles/38 km inland with vistas of mountain, moorland and farmland. Published November 10.

ISBN: 9781898481409 - The Moray Coast Trail

Wester Ross and Lochalsh, Paul and Helen Webster - Wester Ross and Lochalsh are amongst the most popular areas for walks in the Scottish Highlands. The Lochalsh peninsula between the shores of Loch Duich and Loch Carron offers varied walking from villages such as Plockton as well as the region's main town at Kyle of Lochalsh. Across the dramatic Mam Ratagan pass is the remote and secluded Glenelg peninsula, a tranquil and peaceful haven far from busy routes. Further north are Applecross and Lochcarron, with mountains that yield nothing in ruggedness to their more famous counterparts in Torridon, as well as attractive fishing villages and forest walks. Finally around Gairloch is an area that has long been famous for its fine sandy beaches, many of them still very quiet. Inland is a vast area of little-visited, rocky peaks known to walkers as 'The Great Wilderness'. This latest pocket guide features 40 of the best walks in this popular area in an attractive and accessible format. Published March 10.

Backpacker's Britain: Northern Scotland, Graham Uney - The Highlands of Scotland are evocative of our great wilderness areas, and here, in the Far North, even more so. Backpackers venturing into these remote lands get a true sense of being away from it, and this book gives a superb starting point for those wanting to explore this wonderful mountain region. A total of 30 multi-day backpacking routes are described, taking you along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, and across mountain ridges from the northern tip of Skye to the great trench of Glen Affric. Most of these routes take just two or three days to complete, but for those wanting an even wilder experience a handful of longer routes are also included. This book features 30 routes of two to three days through the northern Highlands and Islands. It includes Shetlands, Orkney, Hebrides, Skye, Torridon and Knoydart. It covers both wild camping and bothy treks.  Published July 06.

ISBN: 1852844582 - Backpacker's Britain

Backpacker's Britain: Central and Southern Highlands Published Nov 08

Hell of a Journey: On Foot Through the Scottish Highlands in Winter, Mike Cawthorne - 'A marvellously evocative writer ... he even describes the cold with warmth.' 'Mike writes compellingly about the thinking behind such an apparently insane journey.'  'A man with mountains coursing through his blood.' High Hell of a Journey describes what is arguably the last great journey to be undertaken in Britain: the entire Scottish Highlands on foot in one winter. On one level it is a vivid and evocative account of a remarkable trek - never attempted before - on another it celebrates the uniqueness of the Highlands, the scenery and ecology of 'the last wilderness in Europe'. The challenge Mike Cawthorne set himself was to climb all 135 of Scotland's 1,000-metre peaks, which stretch in an unbroken chain through the heart of the Highlands, from Sutherland to the Eastern Cairngorms, down to Loch Lomond, and west to Glencoe. His route traversed the most spectacular landscape in Scotland, linking every portion of wilderness, and was completed in the midst of the harshest winter conditions imaginable. Acclaimed on its first publication in 2000, this edition contains an epilogue in which Mike Cawthorne reflects on his trek and wonders what has changed since he carried it out. He warns that 'wild land in Scotland has never been under greater threat'. Hell of a Journey is a reminder of what we could so easily lose forever. Published April 12. 

ISBN: 9781780270357 - Hell of a Journey

Fort William and Glen Coe (Pathfinder Guide), Hugh Taylor - Fort William and Glen Coe encompass one of the greatest areas of sea and mountain landscape in Scotland, backed by some of the biggest and most demanding peaks. This is Scotland's fjord land, a drowned coastland with long sea arms wending far inland, and the walks range from Fort William at sea level to Ben Nevis, the highest summit in Britain. The whole area is steeped in history, and its story is well told at local museums and information centres such as at Ballachulish, Kinlochleven and Glencoe, all areas explored in this guide. Published February 10. 

ISBN: 9781854585110 - Fort William and Glen Coe

 

 

Exploring the Far NW of Scotland, a Walker's Guide to the Hills, Glens and Coastline of Wester Ross & Sutherland, Richard Gilbert - This is the most comprehensive guide book to the most beautiful and remote corner of Britain. There are plenty of excellent colour photos to whet your appetite in the living room, and detailed and accurate route descriptions and maps for use in the field, and it is small enough to fit inside your map pocket. The outings described are wonderfully varied - from secluded beaches for the family, dramatic waterfall walks or small hills for an afternoon, to more serious days out on larger hills. It is written with great enthusiasm and feeling - a refreshing change from the usual dry instructions in guide books. Buyer Review.  Published July 94.

Scottish Highlands and Islands AA 50 Walks - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this great pocket-sized walking guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. Contained within the guide are 50 walks of 2-10 miles and all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and an introduction to each walk. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. And every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets. Published August 09.

 

Pocket Mountains:

Northern Highlands - 40 circular walks around the spectacular mountains of the Northern Highlands. The routes range in length from 6 to 46 km and take in all of the Munros, many of the Corbetts and a number of other hills. Published May 03.

Central Highlands - 40 circular routes of between 7 and 33 km. Chapters on the Mountains of Loch Etive, Glencoe & Loch Leven, Glen Nevis & Glen Spean, Laggan & Corrour and Dalwhinnie to Kingussie. Covers all of the Munros, and many other hills. Published April 04.

West Highlands - 40 circular routes of between 9 and 29 km. Chapters on The Land of the Prince, Knoydart, the Great Glen to Glen Shiel, Kintail and Glen Affric to Loch Monar. Covers all of the Munros, and many other hills.  Published April 04

Southern Highlands - 40 circular walks in the Southern Highlands - from the peaks of Argyll to the high mountain ridges of Perthshire. The routes range in length from 9 - 24 km, and take in all of the Munros and many of the Corbetts in the area.  Published May 03.

Central Highlands

The Sutherland Trail, Cameron McNeish and Richard Else - "The Sutherland Trail - A Journey Through North-west Scotland", is the long awaited latest book by the UK's best known hillwalker and backpacker, Cameron McNeish. In partnership with award-winning photographer and film maker Richard Else, Cameron has developed a superb week-long walking route through one of the finest landscapes in Europe. Sutherland, in the far north-west of Scotland, has long been described as 'the empty lands'. Much of the land is magnificently untamed and unpopulated, and the grandeur of the landscape attracts hillwalkers and backpackers from throughout the world. The Sutherland Trail between Lochinver and Tongue follows ancient pathways, stalker's routes and hill tracks through one of the most geologically fascinating regions of the UK. It passes caves, chambered cairns and the remains of ancient shielings, follows river banks and loch-sides, climbs iconic hills and visits the highest waterfall in Britain. Along the way, the voices of the local people are heard loud and clear. The passions of the crofters, hoteliers, fishermen, climbers and hillwalkers give a new momentum to life in the region, looking forward to a positive future for these spectacular northern lands. This is the first guidebook to Scotland's latest long distance walking route. It is illustrated by top quality, original images. It is based on a highly successful BBC television programme. Published August 09.

ISBN: 9780956295705 - The Sutherland Trail

Scrambles in Lochaber, Noel Williams -  A guide to scrambling in the Western Highlands, this book centres on 72 routes including Aonach Eagach, the Ring of Steall and the Forcan Ridge. A detailed sketch map of Ben Nevis shows the corries, ridges and gullies, and indicates danger spots. Published January 00.

 

The Grahams: A Guide to Scotland's 2,000 ft Peaks, Andrew Dempster - This comprehensive guidebook describes the ascent of Scottish mountains between 2000 and 2500 feet, collectively known as the Grahams. There are 224 such peaks scattered widely across the whole of the country, from Galloway to the far north, and seven are on islands, including Harris and South Uist. They range from the remote rocky outcrops challenging the serious, seasoned hillwalker, to readily accessible hilltops for complete beginners. The book points the way to what could be considered the ultimate challenge for those who love Scotland's hills - the ascent of all 720 Munros, Corbetts and Grahams. Published April 03

The Grahams - A Guide to Scotland's 2,000ft Peaks

Pathfinder Guide: Kyle of Lochalsh - 28 varied walks from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes - colour coded according to difficulty. Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Published May 03
 

 

50 Classic Routes on Scottish Mountains, Ralph Storer - This latest volume again ranges across the Highlands to provide a well-chosen cross-section of routes, carefully researched to eliminate the boring trudge and accentuate the entertaining. Newcomers will find more than enough to keep them happy, while the experienced Scottish hillwalker will be encouraged to look again. Here are 50 circular routes in the Scottish Highlands, all including a peak over 600m/2,000ft and all accessible by road; from gentle strolls to challenging scrambles, selected by a respected walker, climber and writer; complete with at-a-glance ratings for terrain, adverse conditions and technical difficulty, and supported by maps and photographs. Published June 05

50 Classic Routes on Scottish Mountains - revised and updated

The Great Glen Way Two Way Trail Guide, Paddy Dillon - The Great Glen is one of the most remarkable features in the Scottish landscape - a ruler-straight valley along an ancient fault line through the Highlands. The glen is threaded by the scenic Caledonian Canal, which links Loch Lochy and Loch Oich with the famous Loch Ness. The Great Glen Way offers walkers the chance to enjoy a low-level route from coast to coast, between Fort William and Inverness, at almost any time of the year. The Great Glen Way measures 117km (73 miles) and its course includes easy, level stretches alongside the Caledonian Canal, undulating forest tracks, lakeside paths, old drove roads and military roads, as well as contrasting stretches over heather moorlands or through city suburbs. The route is an ideal introduction to long-distance walking, with a range of facilities along the way. Walkers can enjoy the scenery and wildlife, delve into the history of the Highland clans, visit crumbling castles, or keep an eye open to spot the elusive Loch Ness Monster!  Published March 07. K
 

ISBN: 9781852845032 - The Great Glen Way

Baffies' Easy Munro Guide: Southern Highlands Vol 1 - Ralph Storer.  Think the Munros are too difficult? Think again. Baffies' Easy Munro Guide is the first of a series of reliable rucksack guides to some of the more easily tackled Munros. Twenty-five routes, each covering one main Munro, all with detailed maps and full colour throughout - this lightly humorous and opinionated book will tell you everything you need to reach the summit. Thousands of people each year attempt to conquer the Munros. This guide allows beginners and those looking for a less strenuous challenge to join in. It is perfect for anyone exploring Scotland's beautiful mountains, whatever his or her level of experience.  Published March 12.

Walking the Munros Vol 1 Southern, Central and Western Highlands, Steve Kew - 2nd Revised edition - This guidebook is Volume 1 of a two-part set, detailing 69 exciting and challenging routes to climb 139 Munro mountains, covering the southern, central and western highlands. Bound in a hard-wearing, waterproof PVC cover, it includes all the popular routes in these areas, such as in Glencoe, Lochaber and on Mull. The guide is ideal for Munro bagging, or for walking information on such hills as Ben Nevis, Cairn Gorm, Craig Meagaidh or Ben More. The guide now features custom-drawn 1:100,000 maps alongside its outstanding colour photography, and its comprehensive information on tackling this famous collection of mountains includes useful details on Gaelic names, accommodation, access and advice for making the most out of a reader's time in the mountains. Volume 2 covers the Munros of the northern highlands and Cairngorms and explores the other 145 Munros. Published October 12.

ISBN: 9781852847180 - Walking the Munros Vol 1 (Vol. 1)
 

Walking the Munros Vol 2: Northern Highlands and The Cairngorms, Steve Kew - This second volume of a two-part series of guides to the Munros detailing the routes to 145 Munros in the Cairngorms and northern highlands (north of the Great Glen). A comprehensive introduction indicates the history of the Munros and includes vital information to make your quest as successful as possible. It includes detailed route descriptions around each of the 145 Munros (all the popular routes included), with sketch map for each route. All routes are prefaced by a wealth of information about Gaelic names, accommodation and access. Useful feature is the 10-figure grid refererences for key points such as summits and start point of awkward descent lines. It includes travel and other information on making the most of your walks and your stay in the area. An appendix listing all the Munros covered in the guide is also present. It features outstanding full-colour photography, and a hard-wearing, waterproof PVC cover. Part of a two-part series; volume 1 covers the southern Munros. Published June 08. K

ISBN: 9781852844035 - Walking the Munros (v. 2)

Munros and Tops, A Record-setting Walk in the Scottish Highlands,  Chris Townsend - When Chris Townsend reached the summit of Ben Hope in Sutherland, he walked his way into the record books. After 118 days in which he had covered more than 1700 miles and climbed over 575,000 feet, he had completed the first single continuous journey of all 277 Munros and 240 Tops in the Scottish Highlands. This is the story of that remarkable walk from the start on Ben More on the Isle of Mull through to the finish, the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 18 times. For the author, the real enjoyment of the walk was not in counting up the summits or the miles but in spending week after week in the hills and living in the wilds. In "The Munros and Tops", Chris Townsend recalls the joys of observing the birds and animals, the trees and flowers, the changing shapes of the hills and the play of light on their slopes. He writes about the complexities of route-finding and the challenge of rugged terrain and of coping with often atrocious weather conditions. Published April 03.

ISBN: 1840187271 - The Munros and Tops

Ben Nevis and The Munros, Chris Townsend - Ben Nevis and its nearby mountains offer excellent walking opportunities in this internationally significant area. Here are 8 walks over 17 classic Munros in this easy to use pocket guide featuring the best hill walks in Scotland. There are introductions to the history, topgraphy of the mountains along with detailed route summaries, access, distances, ascents, walking times, maps, safety advice, transport and facilities. Published July 09.

ISBN: 9781841074177 - Ben Nevis and the Mamores

The Ultimate Guide to the Munros, Volume 2 Central Highlands South, Ralph Storer - Volume 2 of The Ultimate Guide to the Munros series takes a tour of all the Munros of the rugged scenery of the southern Central Highlands. The Central Highlands area is the smallest of the six regions covered in the series, but is packed with more Munros than any other so many that this area has been split into two books, Central Highlands South including Glen Coe and Central Highlands North including the Nevis Range. Volume 2 covers routes from the startling arrowhead peak of Buachaille Etive Mor, to the thrilling Aonach Eagach ridge. With all the features which made Volume 1 so popular, full colour maps and photographs throughout, details of all the practicable ascents up all the Munros and a comprehensive grading system, this is a must for hillwalkers. Published November 09.

The Ultimate Guide to the Munros Volume 3 Central Highlands North, Ralph Storer - Volume 3 of The Ultimate Guide to the Munros explores the dramatic landscape of the Northern Central Highlands. The Central Highlands area is the smallest of the six regions covered in the series, but is packed with more Munros than any other - so many that this area has been split into two books, Central Highlands South including Glen Coe and Central Highlands North including the Nevis Range. Volume 3 covers routes around Fort William, Inverness and Perth among many others, travelling along great changing landscape, from Loch Linnhe to the Great Ben Nevis. With all the features which made Volume 1 and 2 so popular, full colour maps and photographs throughout, details of all the practicable ascents up all the Munros and a comprehensive grading system, this is a must for hillwalkers. Published November 10.

AA Leisure Map Ben Nevis, Fort Willam and Glen Coe - A brand new range of 30 AA sheet maps utilising the 1:50,000 data supplied by the Ordnance Survey. The Leisure series uses optimised map coverage centered on the more popular areas of the country for leisure activities, including towns and rural areas. Published April 12.

ISBN: 9780749572778 - Ben Nevis, Fort William and Glen Coe

 

 

AA Walkers Map Ben Nevis, Fort William and Glen Coe - Covering an area of 50 sq km and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost. Published April 12

ISBN: 9780749573089 - Ben Nevis, Fort William and Glen Coe

 

 

Inverness, Loch Ness and North East Highlands, Neil Wilson- The area covered by this guide centres on the Highland 'capital' of Inverness, and extends north and east along the shores of the Moray Firth, and south and west to Fort Augustus and Glen Affric, encompassing Caithness, eastern Sutherland, Easter Ross, the Black Isle, Moray and the banks of Loch Ness. With coastal walks including a route through classic Caithness scenery at Noss Head. Inland, ascents to Ben Rinnes and Ben Wyvis provide panoramic views of the surrounding area and opportunities to see rare alpine flora, and a route via Loch Affric reveals some of Scotland's most magnificent scenery. Limited availability. Published November 08.

ISBN: 9780711750029 - Inverness, Loch Ness and North East Highlands

North to the Cape  - Denis Brook and Phil Hinchcliffe - This is a glorious long-distance walk in the West Highlands from Fort William to Cape Wrath. Described as 'a quintessential backpacking walk', it is a challenging route for the experienced walker. The authors had six main criteria in mind: a variety of scenery, no long hauls over featureless terrain, use of designated paths, interesting geography, no high peaks to climb and a good day's walk every day with accommodation at the end. The route is split into 21 stages, many with an easier bad-weather alternative. Guide includes details of accommodation and advice on where to purchase provisions etc.  Limited availability. Published August 99.

North to the Cape (A Cicerone Guide)

 

The Munros: Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalks' Guide - This 2006 revised reprint of the best selling guidebook to the Munros contains a completely new set of maps, which as well as showing the Munros and Munro Tops will also show all of the neighbouring Corbetts, Corbett Tops, Grahams and Graham Tops. In addition to extensive text amendments, the images throughout the book are enhanced and there are a number of new images, including the cover. This is the definitive hillwalkers' guidebook to the Munros, compiled by the Scottish Mountaineering Trust on behalf of the Scottish Mountaineering Club. Limited availability. Published April 06.
 

ISBN: 9780907521945 - The Munros

Loch Ness, Inverness, Black Isle and Affric: 40 Favourite Walks, Paul and Helen Webster - Loch Ness, with its legendary monster, is the most famous of all lochs. It holds more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined and the countryside around it features an equally great variety of walks, with more waymarked trails and easy routes suitable for families than many other parts of the Highlands. Further north lies the magnificent Glen Affric - Scotland's most beautiful glen. This is a wonderful area of the Highlands for walkers, having the highest mountains north of the Great Glen but also some splendid lower-level and forest walks. To the east is the fertile Black Isle, packed with charming villages and some fine beaches, whilst further north still is Dingwall, a gateway to the spectacular Northern Highlands. Limited availability. Published April 12.

Loch Ness, Inverness, Black Isle and Affric: 40 Favourite Walks

The Ultimate Guide to the Munros: Southern Highlands, Ralph Storer - This neat little rucksack guide covers the Southern Highlands. Volumes 2 and 3 to be published at a later date will cover the Central and Western Highlands respectively. The guide details the difficulty and quality of each route, all illustrated with detailed maps and full colour diagrams and photographs. Limited availability. Published Nov 08

The Ultimate Guide to the Munros: Southern Highlands

 
25 Walks: Skye & Kintail, Hamish Brown - Describes 25 walks on the beautiful island of Skye and on the mainland opposite it. From the well-known and picturesque Old Man of Storr to the wildlife and prehistoric remains at Rubh' an Dunain; from the legends surrounding the Five Sisters to the lochs and crags above Plockton, this book guides the walker to areas of outstanding beauty and solitude. Limited availability. Published April 00.

Skye and Kintail (25 Walks S.)

Walks West Sutherland, Peter Koch-Osborne.  Limited availability.  Published October 06.

Walks Inverness and Loch Ness, John and Trina Wombell. Limited availability.  Published April 07.

Walks East Sutherland, Peter Koch-Osborne.  Limited availability.  Published October 06.

Pathfinder Guide: Skye & North-West Highlands, Jarrold - 7 short walks, 13 moderate, and 8 challenging (up to11 miles and often with a stiff climb). Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Clear OS mapping at 1:25,000 scale. Includes Shieldaig, The Quiraing, The Beinn na Caillich Horseshoe and Rubh' an Dýnain.  Limited availability. Published March 96.

John Davidson's Guide to Walking and Cycling in Inverness and the Highlands, John Davidson - 50 Routes for Locals and Visitors.  Limited availability. Published March 11.

ISBN: 9780956599902 - John Davidson's Guide to Walking and Cycling in Inverness and the Highlands

20 Walks Around Glen Nevis and Fort William, Brian Smailes.  Limited availability. Published January 09.

MORE MAPS

3000 Plus: Essential Munro Map, Gordon Henderson - See Scotland Books for full description.  Published March 09

3000 Plus: The Original Munro Map, 6th edition

Munro Map, Colin Baxter - 3-D shaded relief map showing the  location of all 284 Munros. Scale 1:570,000. Published March 07

Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (British Mountain Map). Serious map for serious mountains. 1:40,000 Published Oct 07

Southern Highlands (British Mountain Map). Published Nov 10

Knoydart, Kintail and Glen Affric (British Mountain Map). Serious map for serious mountains. 1:40,000 Published March 09

An Teallach and Fisherfield (Superwalker). Published July 09

West Highland Way XT40 (Walkers Route) version. Harvey. Published Feb 10

Highlands of Scotland Leisure Map. Philip's Red Book. Published April 12

Glen Coe, Harvey Superwalker. Published June 08

Great Glen Way XT40. Harvey Walkers Route Published April 11

Ben Nevis, Harvey Superwalker. Published March 10

Torridon, Harvey Superwalker. Published Aug 11

Kintail, Glenshiel Harvey Superwalker. Published July 05

Knoydart (Superwalker) Harvey. Published April 10

Lochnagar and Glen Shee (Superwalker) Harvey. Published May 00

Ben Lawers (Superwalker), Harvey. Published May 01

Suilven (Superwalker), Harvey. Published Sept 10

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Kintail and Lochalsh Walking Guide - walks, accommodation, attractions and more.

Walk Highlands - the ultimate guide to walking in the Highlands of Scotland

Cape Wrath Trail - An information website for the Cape Wrath long distance Trail

Kinlochewe - the ideal base for exploring the NW Highlands

Torridon Mountains - information site about this magnificent area.

Clachaig Inn - the award winning 'Outdoor Inn' in the heart of Glencoe, a source of accommodation and hospitality for over 300 years.

Glencoe Scotland - The Clachaig guide to Scotland's most famous glen.

Walk the West Highland Way - all the information you need to walk the West Highland Trail in Scotland

Walk Loch Ness Circular Trail - A new trail for 2012 of 81 miles with a guided walk offered by Gemini Walks.

 

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