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Scotland's Best Small Mountains (Cicerone Guides) Paperback – 13 May 2010
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About the Author
Kirstie Shirra is a freelance writer and environmental campaigner. Climbing mountains since she could walk, she has travelled throughout Europe and the Americas but always ends up back in the wonderful mountains of northwest Scotland where she now lives with her partner Pete.
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As well as all the useful 'getting there' information you'd expect from a Cicerone guidebook, I particularly appreciated the 'something else' caption included with the route information. This points readers in the direction of nearby visitor attractions, sites of interest or just a top pub or tea and cake opportunity. I also really liked the pictures of Kirstie's friends (male, female, all ages)out among the hills with smiles on their faces.
Without putting too a fine a point on it, this book benefits from having been written by a woman who really enjoys the mountain environment of her homeland. It makes a refreshing change from some of the mountain-collecting manuals out there.
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This book helps with providing a quality introduction to a given region, often via not the most famous or popular walk. We did 2 of the walks covered (#'s 11 & 21), and found the descriptions accurate, and the routes outstanding. Once we were on an established route we could then spot others nearby that we wanted to do next, sometimes these were Munros, sometimes not, and most often all you need in Scotland for an adventurous walk is a topo map (there is a wonderful walker-friendly national policy of "right to roam" which allows anyone to go anywhere as long as you respect other's privacy, and the open topography makes route finding, at least in clear weather, pretty simple). Also local advice is a great way to find quality walks, but this book was helpful in providing a knowledgable starting point and reference.
Initially it was a little hard to use the guide as Scottish mountains are often named in Gaelic which is so foreign to this English speaker that it was hard to remember, let alone pronounce the words. It would have helped to have a single map at the beginning that shows all the routes covered. Instead the book ends with a table of all 40 routes, the pages they are found, and a brief description of quality, length and time involved. This is a most helpful reference. What we ended up doing was just skimming through the guide looking for attractive photos and descriptions, then planning our itinerary around those regions.
Finally, besides being well conceived, organized and written, this book also is the perfect size for walking - small enough to slip into a hip pocket, and covered in a weather resistant jacket.
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