Guidebook to walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye, in the Hebrides, just off the northwest Scottish mainland visits all corners of the island as well as the renowned Cuillin. Updated using digital mapping and GPS technology, and taking account of changes brought about by recent forestry work, it includes demanding days as tough as anything in Britain in wonderfully isolated situations over high mountains and strange pinnacles, past lonely lochans, along cliffs and through forests. Skye has some of the most awe-inspiring scenery of Scotland's many islands - a place of whose surface man has barely scratched, with almost supernatural charisma. Covered here are 87 walks and scrambles in Sleat and South-East Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish and Trotternish with a selection of routes for all abilities, from novice walker to experienced scrambler. Each route description highlights local historical and geological points of interest along the routes and is illustrated with OS mapping and colour photographs.
Dr Terry Marsh is a freelance writer and photographer specialising in the outdoors and travel, mainly in the UK, Ireland, France, Madeira and the Azores. He is author, or revision author, of more than 100 books including walkers' guidebooks to the Lake District, Snowdonia, the Isle of Skye, the Isle of Mull, the West Highland Way, the Dales Way and the Coast-to-Coast walk, along with travel guides to Madeira, the Azores and Essential England.
He lives in Lancashire with his wife, Vivienne. His latest books are 'Great Mountain Days in the Pennines' (which won the OWPG Award for Excellence 2013), 'Snowdonia Pathfinder Guide', 'The Isle of Mull', 'Geocaching in the UK' and 'Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia'. He has recently completed a new guide to the Severn Way, due out in 2014, and he is currently working on a new Pathfinder Guide to North Wales.
You can find more information about Terry Marsh from his website www.terrymarsh.com. He is also developing a website to France - www.france-travel-guide.net - which sits alongside his iPhone/Android app, France Discovered.
He holds a PhD in Historical Geography and a Master of Arts (with Distinction), both from Lancaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.