Reviews of Mary Queen of Scots Way
From an online review by Richard Morgan
One thing I love about these books: if you get to a tricky spot, the author knows you might have a problem so on a picture taken from the path, they have superimposed the route so you can hold it up and visualise your route. Genius!
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From a review by John McHale of Grough
The Mary Queen of Scots Way is a 172km (107-mile) route across Scotland produced by munro-bagger Paul Prescott.
The walk, from Arrochar in the West to St Andrews on the Fife coast, passes through places with a link to Scotland’s last queen, who met a grisly end in 1587.
Paul Prescott, who has summited more than 200 Munros, has been researching and compiling the route since 2006. The guide ... has a detailed route description with photographs and overlays, a map of the route at 1:110,000 scale in six drop-down panels, and is printed on water-resistant paper.
The full text is at http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2012/03/20/scottish-long-distance-trails-feature-in-new-guidebooks
From an online review by Walkhighlands
The route is intriguing and should appeal to walkers wanting a fairly low level, accessible, multi-day walk with the satisfaction of crossing the country as well as being able to stay in interesting places, many of which have castles or other historical sites to explore ...
Printed on robust water-resistant paper and spiral bound, the guidebook has a good selection of photographs and enough background information on wildlife and history as well as good practical pointers on transport, accommodation, taking dogs etc, to whet your appetite for the route and enable you to plan a trip properly.
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From an online review on Undiscovered Scotland
Although this is a new walk, the instructions show every sign of having been carefully checked by actual users. When combined with excellent photography, in some cases with an overlay of the route to be followed, the result is a guide that inspires confidence in the reader.
The book shares all the features we have come to know and appreciate from other Rucksack Readers: including waterproof paper, a robust spiral binding, and a fold out route map. Add in an introduction which covers planning issues such as accommodation and terrain and you really do end up with everything you need in order to begin to dream of crossing Scotland by a new route that we suspect will become very popular over time.
The book also includes a biographical section about Mary Queen of Scots, and ... the route of the walk visits a number of places associated with her during her time in Scotland.
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The Mary Queen of Scots Way stretches across central Scotland from coast to coast, linking many places associated with Mary Queen of Scots. It runs for 107 miles (172… more about Mary Queen of Scots Way »