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Scottish Wild Country Backpacking

Peter Edwards, David Lintern & Stefan Durkacz
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This inspirational large-format guidebook details 30 backpacking routes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. There is one single-day route; the others range from 2 to 4 days, with many suitable for a long weekend. The routes visit the more remote and seldom-frequented corners of the country and are divided between the Western Highlands and Inner Hebrides, the Central and Eastern Highlands, the Northwest Highlands, the Far North and the Outer Hebrides. Each expedition is a celebration of Scotland's wild places, the preserve of those willing and able to carry their own shelter and supplies, with enough experience and self-reliance to navigate proficiently and stay safe in an environment which can easily become inhospitable. Although some routes visit bothies, most call for at least one night's wild camping.

Overview data, route description and 1:100,000 mapping is provided for each of the routes, and they are illustrated with stunning colour photos. An introduction offers background information about the Highlands' rich geology, plants and wildlife and the historical and cultural context of Scotland's 'wilderness'. There is also practical information on preparing and equipping for an incursion into these isolated locations and advice for those looking to expand their experience of wild-country backpacking.

About the author

Originally from the Sussex coast, Peter Edwards lives in Rhenigidale on the Isle of Harris with his wife and their Labradors.

David Lintern is an award-winning photographer and writer. He came late to the outdoors: he reached 'escape velocity' in his forties and now lives in Strath Spey with his young family.

Stefan Durkacz cut his backpacking teeth in the Cairngorms and continues to explore far and wide throughout the Scottish hills. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife, two daughters and dog.

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