The Hidden Ways: Scotland’s Forgotten Roads
by Alistair Moffat
SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS
‘This fascinating and compelling narrative will leave you spellbound and in no time you’ll be looking for your hiking boots and waterproofs’ – Countryfile
‘A treasure trove of stories’ – The Great Outdoors
In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland. Down Roman roads tramped by armies, warpaths and pilgrim routes, drove roads and rail roads, turnpikes and sea roads, he traces the arteries through which our nation’s lifeblood has flowed in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape.
Moffat’s travels along the hidden ways reveal not only the searing beauty and magic of the Scottish landscape, but open up a different sort of history, a new way of understanding our past by walking in the footsteps of our ancestors. In retracing the forgotten paths, he charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland through the unremembered lives who have moved through it.
Hardback: 328 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd., 2017
Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3 x 24.1 cm
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