Covering the border hills, northern Northumberland and the Southern Uplands, this full-colour third edition of the guide offers a broad selection of around 50 routes, as well as outlining a number of long-distance trails which cross the region. The Border country that lies between England and Scotland is a countryside surrounded by ridge after high ridge rythmically fading into gently folding valleys, through which the Tweed and Teviot rivers flow. The area has been the scene of thousands of years of turbulent history, from the early Iron Age, through the Roman occupation, with influences down the years of both Celtic and Christian beliefs. The guide offers the hillwalker routes which will open up this broad and expansive landscape, giving a real taste of solitude and affinity with this unique area.
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About the Author
A Scottish 'squatter' for 45 years, I have written and photographically illustrated 11 outdoor books and walking guides covering the Scottish Borders, the Lammermuirs, Kielder Forest, Northumberland, the north Pennines, North York Moors, Lochaber- Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, Fife and Perthshire and Kissamos and Selinas in Western Crete. An inquisitive pedestrian, full time writer and photographer, I have walked (in addition to Britain) Catalonia, the GR10 and HRP in the French Pyrenees, Italy and Sri Lanka, plus some 20 Greek islands and small areas on the Greek mainland. Five words 'Let's Go For a Walk' started it all. Now I am never more content or challenged than with my walking boots on, a camera in my hand, a sack on my back and a great walk successfully completed to enthuse the reader. Five words also personify what I look for to make a good walk great 'challenge, scenery, variation, history' and 'wildlife', qualities that are frequently met in all the walks. To share them with the reader there are photographs relating to the route enabling the walker to identify their location/position with the accompanying route description, maps and items of interest. I believe one good photograph is worth a hundred words.