I'm hoping this coming summer to complete the final leg from Fort William, of my walk from Land's End to John o' Groats. Advancing years and an arthritic ankle means that I need to keep mainly to paths and tracks. Once I get through the Flow Country it looks as though I shall be walking on a great deal of tarmac. Can anyone offer advice and information, please?
This leads me to the observation that, whilst Scotland has wonderful opportunities for access that we who live south of the border envy, it seems that there are large areas of the country, outwith the Highlands, where paths are virtually non-existent making it difficult to plan a long walk. I had considerable trouble working out a satisfactory route from Kirk Yetholm (the end of the Pennine Way) to Milngavie (the start of the West Highland Way).