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4.0 out of 5 stars Photographic inspiration, 14 Sep 2009
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Mgt P (Stirling, Scotland) - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Long Walk on the Isle of Skye: The Famous 75-mile Island Trek (Paperback)
One can't fail to be inspired by the quality of the photos in this book. They don't pull any punches but capture the Isle of Skye at its moody best. The text gives sufficient information to enable walkers of reasonable experience and skill to achieve this wild, varied route, without leading them to believe it's a stroll in the park. This is another book out of the David Paterson mould that may encourage many to follow in his footsteps, hopefully gaining a better understanding of the 'misty isle' as they meet the challenge.The Glens of Silence: The Landscapes of the Scottish Clearances
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good description of the island and amazing photography, 28 Jan 2009
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C. Shaw (West Yorks, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Long Walk on the Isle of Skye: The Famous 75-mile Island Trek (Paperback)
The first thing that strikes you about 'The Long walk' is the quality of the photographs of the island, reproduced on heavy quality glossy paper throughout the book. From coastal beach scenes, to wide sweeping mountain-scapes, the photos are amazing and capture the beauty of place.
The photos fill most of the pages cover to cover, and they are clearly intended to inspire you, which they do. You will probably need some inspiration to encourage you to complete the 75 mile pilgrimage across the island as described, which the author describes in detail as he walks it over the course 8 days. The book gives a little advice on breaking the walk down into smaller sections, though this is a large enough undertaking for those unfamiliar with long distance paths. The author is no stranger to long distance routes, and inspiring books about them. He spent nearly two years planning, walking and re-walking the route and island generally, and his efforts have clearly paid off, the photography shows the beauty of the island in all seasons. I would have probably have liked more maps and route guidance than is included and just the overview map, though the ordnance survey maps required are listed. Suffice it to say I have not yet walked the route, though I hope to one day.
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