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Sutherland Trail: a journey through Scotland's north-west


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Cameron McNeish; Richard Else
Date Published
226 x 198
Number of Pages
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Publisher's Information 2009

The Sutherland Trail - A Journey Through North-west Scotland", is the long awaited latest book by the UK's best known hillwalker and backpacker, Cameron McNeish. In partnership with award-winning photographer and film maker Richard Else, Cameron has developed a superb week-long walking route through one of the finest landscapes in Europe. Sutherland, in the far north-west of Scotland, has long been described as 'the empty lands'. Much of the land is magnificently untamed and unpopulated, and the grandeur of the landscape attracts hillwalkers and backpackers from throughout the world. The Sutherland Trail between Lochinver and Tongue follows ancient pathways, stalker's routes and hill tracks through one of the most geologically fascinating regions of the UK. It passes caves, chambered cairns and the remains of ancient shielings, follows river banks and loch-sides, climbs iconic hills and visits the highest waterfall in Britain. Along the way, the voices of the local people are heard loud and clear. The passions of the crofters, hoteliers, fishermen, climbers and hillwalkers give a new momentum to life in the region, looking forward to a positive future for these spectacular northern lands. Sutherland is revealed as a land rich in glorious scenery, wildlife and natural resources, a region that was once vastly more populated than it is today, but is slowly regaining some of its lost population - a region that belies its common perception as 'the empty lands'. This is the first guidebook to Scotland's latest long distance walking route. It is illustrated by top quality, original images. It is based on a highly successful BBC television programme. It features a foreword by Robert Macfarlane.

About the Author
Through his highly successful BBC television programmes, Wilderness Walks, and his appearances on BBC Scotland's The Adventure Show, Cameron McNeish is recognised throughout the UK as one of the country's best known mountain commentators. He is president of the Backpackers Club, chairman of the Nevis Partnership and editor of the award-winning TGO Magazine. Richard Else is one of Europe's best known adventure film makers and has won numerous awards worldwide. Most recently he was given the Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture by the Fort William Mountain Festival; he is currently Series Producer of BBC Scotland's The Adventure Show.

Paths Covered by this Publication:

111 km / 69 miles

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