Sandstone Press

Along the Divide by Chris Townsend

RRP: £9.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240227
Publication Date: 20/09/2018
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Along the Divide
Walking the Wild Spine of Scotland

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend embarks on a 700-mile walk along the spine of Scotland, the line of high ground where fallen rain runs either west to the Atlantic or east to the North Sea. Walking before the Independence Referendum of 2014, and writing after the EU Referendum of 2016, he reflects on: nature and history, conservation and rewilding, land use and literature, and change in a time of limitless potential for both better and worse.

Chris Townsend

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SHORTLISTED FOR TGO OUTDOOR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2015 Chris Townsend writes regularly for TGO Magazine and has written 22 books on the outdoors, including the award winning The Backpacker's...

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‘700 miles of rough, untracked wildness where the waters flow west on one side and east on the other. In walking along the spine of Scotland he has discovered the country's heart.’
-Cameron McNeish, author of There’s Always the Hills

‘Not simply a long-distance walker but a fine writer who can evoke both the physical and mental journeys such undertakings entail.’
-Richard Else, author of Wainwright Revealed

‘Along the Divide treads that skilful line between serious, important landscape writing and a damned good tale that you can kick back and read for the pleasure of reading.’
-Alex Roddie, TGO Magazine

‘There is a natural and captivating flow in his storytelling, while his palpable passion for his experiences transports readers into sharing his grueling journey.’
-Scottish Field

‘A thoroughly enjoyable travel book.’
-Paul Cheney