The Great Glen Way runs for 73 miles (117 km) along Scotland's historic Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness. It follows the Caledonian Canal and passes several lochs, including Loch Ness with its famous monster legend, and Urquhart Castle. This third updated edition was published in January 2006.
This is one of a range of books produced by Rucksack Readers in their very distinctive style. Designed, as the name implies, to be rucksack-friendly, these guidebooks cover some of the world's finest long-distance walks and most inspiring mountains. They are tough, spiral-bound, lightweight, and, perhaps most important of all to anyone venturing into the outdoors in Scotland, printed on waterproof paper.
Each comes with a fold-out route map; covers the historical and geographical background to the walk and contains a detailed, day-by-day description of the walk. There are also sections on habitat and wild life you are likely to encounter en route. In addition a detailed introductory section covers aspects of planning the walk, when best to undertake it and notes on preparing and packing for long distance walks, including a packing checklist.
Combined with ample good colour photography, it is easy to see why this series is so popular. To summarise, this book is robust, waterproof, comprehensive and enjoyable: an essential companion for anyone wanting to tackle the The Great Glen Way