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Very useful and interesting too
on 2 September 2010
An excellent pocket guide, loads of walks, to suit all grades of experience and ability well described with suitable pictures and small excerpts of the appropriate OS maps included. I like the author's breezy style and having tried out a couple of the walks as described, they are accurate if perhaps a bit over stated as regards some of the problems encountered, but better this than underestimating risk. The author doesn't give estimated times to do the walk, just distance on the map and total ascent allowing the walker to estimate their own timescales. My one quibble is that there is no map of the island as a whole, identifying the individual starting places. Instead the book is split into geographical sections which equate to a map at the front, so the assumption is that you have a copy of the relevant OS maps (Harvey's map of the Cuillin is better but the OS for the rest of the island is excellent), which, if you are walking in Skye, is essential in any case. There are also short sections on the history, geology and flora and fauna of the island to make this an essential buy for anyone intending to visit the island and get out of their car.