Ribbon of Wildness: Discovering The Watershed of Scotland

Stock No 43726
EAN/ISBN 9781910745014
Author: Peter Wright
Publisher: Luath
Format: PB

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New revised and updated edition. If you've bagged the Munros, done the Caledonian Challenge and walked the West Highland Way, this is your next conquest. The Watershed of Scotland is a line that separates east from west; that divides those river basin areas which drain towards the North Sea on the one hand, and those which flow west into the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It s a line that meanders from Peel Fell on the English border all the way to the top at Duncansby Head, near John O Groats over 745 miles, through almost every kind of terrain. The Watershed follows the high ground, and offers wide vistas down major river valleys, towards towns and communities, into the heartlands of Scotland. 'Ribbon of Wildness' provides a vivid introduction to this geographic and landscape feature, which has hitherto been largely unknown. The rock, bog, forest, moor and mountain are all testament to the Watersheds richly varied natural state.

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