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Backpacker’s Britain: Northern Scotland

Backpacker’s Britain: Northern Scotland
By Graham Uney

The Highlands of Scotland are evocative of our great wilderness areas and here, in the far North, even more so. This collection of routes is ideal for the growing band of weekend adventurers who appreciate the challenge of Britain’s wild places.

Backpackers venturing into these remote lands get a true sense of being away from it all and this book gives a superb starting point for those wanting to explore this wonderful mountain region. A total of 30 multi-day backpacking routes are described, taking the walker along rugged coastlines from The Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart and across mountain ridges from the northern tip of Skye to the great trench of Glen Affric. Most of these routes take just two or three days to complete but, for those wanting an even wilder experience, a handful of longer routes are included.

As with all Cicerone guides, the routes are well illustrated with mapping, route profiles and colour photographs to inspire the reader. There is also a wealth of background information relating to backpacking, safety and navigation and access in the area covered.

Graham Uney’s love of the mountains has taken him to all corners of the UK and further afield to the Himalayas, North Africa and Europe. He indulges his passion for backpacking, hill walking, rock climbing, winter mountaineering, orienteering and wildlife watching at home in the Highlands of Scotland.

For the second successive year, members of the Ramblers’ Association have voted Cicerone winner of the ‘Best Guidebooks’ Award.

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For all your backpacking equipment, try Cotswold Outdoor’s online shop. They have a great range and there’s always something on special offer.

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