A guide to Scotland's 200-mile, 326km backpacking trekking route through the West Highlands from Fort William to Cape Wrath, for the experienced walker. This is a glorious long-distance walk. 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. The guide includes full information, including details of accommodation and advice on where to purchase provisions as you go along.
Denis Brook and Phil Hinchliffe were born and educated in Huddersfield. Both became electrical engineers, Phil working for the BBC and Denis lecturing at Huddersfield Polytechnic. Now retired, they are active walkers who have done several long distance walks in Britain, treks in Nepal and Peru and made ascents of Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro.