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Walking on Uist and Barra (Cicerone Guide) [Kindle Edition]

Mike Townsend
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This guide offers 40 varied and graded walking routes on the unique 100km cluster of islands that make up Uist and Barra. From short, flat beach walks beside crystal clear waters to long excursions across wild mountainous terrain, the routes visit all the major islands from Berneray to Vatersay but also those smaller and offshore such as Eriskay and Mingulay. Walking across these landscapes, especially the hill country, gives a sense of remoteness and peaceful solitude that cannot be found in the mainland's National Parks or on the Munros busy with peak baggers. Despite a relatively narrow area, Uist and Barra's diverse islands offer a contrasting walking terrain and many ancient historic sites such as chambered cairns and standing stones as well as lots of local wildlife. Upland areas are home to red deer and golden and white-tailed eagles, while along the coast grey seals are common and thousands of birds set up their breeding grounds in the machair. Daily flights between Glasgow and Benbecula as well as the ferry network mean that all of the islands are readily accessible. Routes are described in four sections, by area, and illustrated with vivid colour photographs and OS mapping.

About the Author

Mike Townsend's love of hills and wild places began when, as a teenager, he spent walking holidays in The Lake District and Snowdonia. He moved to the Outer Hebrides in 1980 to work as a Geography teacher on Barra, and relocated to Uist in 1988. He has spent prolonged periods exploring the hills and coastlines of the islands, particularly the more remote and unfrequented areas.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4624 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press (18 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E3R90RA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 22 Jun 2014
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Just what we needed for our visit to The Western Isles. will enable us to plan our walks in advance. Clear precise maps and directions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars planning a holiday 13 Jun 2014
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This has lots of walks for the islands which are different from 2 other guides I have . I read the walks put them on my map with a highlighter pen and then plan where to stay. Full of great ideas
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what we wanted 5 May 2014
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Tells us what the place is like. We have done lots of armchair travelling, and look forward to comparing this with the real thing!
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