The East Highland Way
The East Highland Way
Fort William to Aviemore
ISBN: 1st edition - 9781906817916; 2nd edition - 9781908373403
Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year; Kevin Langan was shortlisted for Outdoor Personality of the Year in the The Great Oudoors Magazine Awards 2012
Back cover text:
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.
There is a real need for alternative routes and The East Highland Way offers not only an alternative, but a highly attractive and challenging walk in its own right. Cameron McNeish
Because this is a largely unwaymarked route, the quality of the guidance on offer is much more important than it would be on a waymarked route, and it is fair to say that Kevin Langan has produced a route guide that includes everything you could possibly want within a very small and beautifully produced package. Despite the book being small enough to fit into your pocket it packs in a wealth of excellent colour photography alongside maps produced specifically to show the route, and detailed instructions that read as if they have actually been produced on the ground and at the time, and which helpfully highlight possible navigational pitfalls.This really is an outstanding little book which can be recommended without reservation. Undiscovered Scotland