Friday, March 7, 2014

Hell of a Journey: On Foot Through the Scottish Highlands in Winter by Mike Cawthorne

Hell of a Journey describes what is arguably the last great journey to be undertaken in Britain: the entire Scottish Highlands on foot in one winter. It is a vivid and evocative account of a remarkable trek and celebrates the uniqueness of the Highlands, the scenery and ecology of 'the last wilderness in Europe'. From Goodreads.

I have a thing for Scotland, though not walking in the mountains as I hate walking uphill and absolutely detest walking downhill. But this was a very enjoyable book as it brought back a lot of good memories.
Camping in the Knoydart area. Living just down the road between Aviemore and Cairngorm. Cycling from Aviemore to Dalwhinnie. Visiting Glencoe.
I don't know all the mountains (or hills, they are "only" around 1000 metres) he walks in but I know the areas.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
Read Scotland 2014
2014 Quick fix Challenge (224 pages)
2014 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge (travel)
Eclectic Reader Challenge 2014 (travel)
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Nothing but Reading Challenges - Spell it Out - Animal Alphabet (M-impala)
CCC-Read your age

1 comment:

  1. I don't like walking up hill either!
    Thanks for sharing your Eclectic Reader Challenge review

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out