Walking Through Scotland's History: Two Thousand Years on Foot

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Luath Press Limited, 2007 - Historic sites - 156 pages
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Today, walking is many things for many people - a leisure activity, a weekend pursuit, or even a chore - but rarely is it an integral part of everyday life. This book explores the world, and the way of life, that Scotland has left behind. From the Roman legions marching into Caledonia, to the 20th century's travelling communities, Ian R. Mitchell takes us on a tour of the missionaries, mapmakers and military leaders who have trodden Scottish paths over the last 2,000 years. He also examines the lives of the drovers, distillers, fishwives and workers for whom walking was a means of survival. Each chapter includes a variety of suggested walks and places to visit, as an incentive for those who wish to follow in their footsteps.

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User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

An excellent book that gave a clear picture of how easy we have it nowadays. How could anyone walk 513miles in 22 days especially a few hundred years ago, these guys were tough.One thing lacking was ... Read full review


The Roman Legions
The Christian Missionaries
Medieval Pilgrims

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Ian R. Mitchell is the author of several Luath Press titles in which his love and knowledge of the hills and mountains of Scotland are clearly evident. His books include Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers, On The Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands and, with Dave Brown, the oft-reprinted classic of mountain writing, Mountain Days and Bothy Nights.

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