After retiring from a lifetime of working in the rail industry, Paul Prescott decided he needed a retirement project to keep himself busy. He was already a keen walker: he runs Callander Ramblers, has climbed most of the Munros and has walked many of the UK’s long distance paths. So nothing could be more natural than to devise a new route which crosses Scotland from Arrochar to St Andrews and neatly fills a gap in the map of Scotland’s long distance walks. He published it first through his own website and later as a printed guidebook. Paul was interviewed about the route by Mark Stephen in September 2012 on Out of Doors. The relevant section is near the end, starting at about minute 75.
When he’s not walking, Paul chairs Scottish Autism, one of the larger Scottish charities, and is involved in constructing Scotland’s first community hydro-electric scheme just outside Callander.