Lonely Planet Walking in Scotland

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Scotland contains some of Britain's finest wilderness, from rushing rivers to the surging seas. Take to the wilds or follow in the footsteps of legend as you make your way across an exhilarating range of landscapes. There are highlands to hike and islands to explore, with castles, cottages, and friendly pubs. Whether you want to climb Bens or wander through glens, ancient Scotland is a land of adventure for every walker.

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Overview

Scotland contains some of Britain's finest wilderness, from rushing rivers to the surging seas. Take to the wilds or follow in the footsteps of legend as you make your way across an exhilarating range of landscapes. There are highlands to hike and islands to explore, with castles, cottages, and friendly pubs. Whether you want to climb Bens or wander through glens, ancient Scotland is a land of adventure for every walker.

-66 detailed trail descriptions for walkers of all levels.
-Coasts, Climbs, and Canals color section outlining the variety of Scottish walking.
-Two-color contour maps for all featured walks.
-Essential accomodation and transport information.
-Expert advice on equipment, health, and environmentally responsible walking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741042030
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Walks 4
Table of Maps 8
The Authors 9
Foreword 12
Introduction 15
Facts About Scotland 17
History 17
Georgaphy 20
Geology 21
Climate 23
Ecology & Environment 23
Fauna & Flora of Scotland 27
National Parks & Conservation Reserves 44
Population & People 46
Society & Conduct 46
Language 47
Facts for the Walker 49
Highlights 49
Suggested Itineraries 49
When to Walk 50
What Kind of Walk? 51
Guided Walks 52
Walking Festivals 53
Accommodation 53
Food 55
Drinks 56
What to Bring 57
Maps & Navigation 62
Walks in this Book 62
Responsible Walking 64
Women Walkers 66
Walking With Children 67
Useful Organisations 67
Tourist Offices 68
Visas & Documents 69
Embassies & Consulates 69
Customs 70
Money 70
Post & Communications 72
Digital Resources 73
Books 74
CD-ROMs 75
Newspapers & Magazines 75
Weather Information 76
Photography & Video 76
Time 77
Electricity 77
Weights & Measures 77
Business Hours 77
Public Holidays & Special Events 78
Health & Safety 79
Predeparture Planning 79
Staying Healthy 80
Medical Problems & Treatment 81
Safety on the Walk 86
Getting There & Away 89
Air 89
Land 92
Sea 93
Walking Holidays 93
Getting Around 94
Air 94
Bus 94
Train 95
Car & Motorcycle 96
Bicycle 97
Hitching 98
Boat 98
Local Transport 98
Edinburgh & Glasgow 99
Edinburgh 99
Edinburgh City Walk 102
Pentland Hills Circuit 104
Glasgow 107
Glasgow City Walk 108
Greenock Cut 112
Clyde Walkway 114
Tinto-Fire Mountain 117
Other Walks 118
The South 120
Southern Uplands 122
Southern Upland Way 122
Dumfries & Galloway 131
The Merrick 132
Grey Mare's Tail & White Coomb 134
The Borders 137
Peebles Circuit 138
Eildon Hills 140
Burnmouth to St Abb's Head 142
Other Walks 146
Central Scotland 147
Isle of Arran 149
A Goatfell Circuit 151
Cock of Arran 154
Arrochar, Lomond & Trossachs 156
The Cobbler 156
Ben Lomond 159
Ben A'an 162
Ben Ledi 163
Around Loch Tay 165
Ben Lawers 167
Schiehallion 169
Other Walks 170
West Highland Way 173
Lochaber & Glen Coe 190
Ben Nevis via the Mountain Track 192
Ben Nevis via Carn Mor Dearg Arete 195
Ring of Steall 198
The Road to the Isles 200
Glen Coe 204
Buachaille Etive Mor 206
Glen Coe & Glen Etive Circuit 208
Bidean Nam Bian 209
Aonach Eagach 211
Other Walks 212
The Cairngorms 214
Northern Cairngorms 217
Cairn Gorm High Circuit 220
Chalamain Gap & the Lairig Ghru 221
Southern Cairngorms 225
Linn of Dee Circuit 227
Glen Tilt & Glen Feshie 229
Blair Atholl to Glenmore 233
Jock's Road 235
Lochnagar 238
Other Walks 241
Highland Glens 245
Great Glen Way 248
Glen Affric 255
Five Sisters of Kintail 262
Gleouraich 264
Creag Meagaidh 267
Other Walks 271
Isle of Skye 273
The Cuillin 276
Bruach na Frithe 277
Red Cuillin Horseshoe 280
Coast & Cuillin 282
Bla Bheinn 285
Sgurr Dearg & Coire Lagan 287
Trotternish 289
The Storr 291
Trotternish Ridge 293
The Quiraing 294
Other Walks 296
Wester Ross 297
The Fannichs 300
An Teallach 303
Beinn Deargh Mhor 306
The Great Wilderness Traverse 308
Slioch 313
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail 315
Torridon 317
Beinn Alligin 319
Liathach 321
Coire Mhic Fhearchair 323
Other Walks 325
Western Isles 326
Lewis 330
Tolsta to Ness 331
Harris 334
Rhenigidale Path 335
Clisham 339
North Uist 339
Eaval 340
South Uist 342
Hecla 343
Barra 346
Heaval 347
Other Walks 349
The North-West 350
Sandwood Bay & Cape Wrath 352
Ben Loyal 357
Assynt 359
Eas a' Chual Aluinn 361
Ben More Assynt 364
Glen Canisp 365
Other Walks 368
Northern Isles 369
Orkney 370
Old Man of Hoy 373
Skara Brae & the Yesnaby Coast 376
West Westray Way 378
Shetland 381
Hermaness & Muckle Flugga 384
Muckle Roe 386
Eshaness Coastal Circuit 388
Other Walks 391
Language 393
Glossary 396
Index 401
Text 401
Boxed Text 407
Map Legend
Metric Conversion
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