Three Men on the Way Way: A Story of Walking the West Highland Way
By (author) Hamish 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.
A professional writer, lecturer and photographer specialising in mountain, outdoor, travel and related topics, etc. the editor has written over 20 books including Hamish’s Mountain Walk, his first and award-winning book. He is also a frequent contributor to magazines, the press, radio scripts and book illustrations and has become an inveterate wanderer. Other notable books include The Last Hundred, 25 Walks, Fife; 24 Walks, Skye and Kintail and Along the Fife Coastal Path. After spending three months in the Atlas Mountains in 1965, he has returned every year since, a continuing love affair with a beautiful country and people.Hamish is one of the most respected authors and photographers for his two great loves – Scotland and Morocco. His books include Hamish’s Mountain Walk, Three Men on the Way Way which features the Corbetts, the Fife Coast and the West Highland Way. He has also edited volumes on Tom Weir and Seton Gordon, Seton Gordon’s Scotland and Seton Gordon’s Cairngorms and The Mountains Look on Marrakech tells of traversing the Atlas Mountains end-to-end.