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Tramping in Skye

Tramping In Skye

Tramping in Skye. Here is a book that will delight lovers of the Misty Isle. In its pages B. H. Humble tells not only of the charm of Skye as a holiday centre for trampers and climbers, but also of the folk-lore and legend that add so much to the island's mystery and magic. The book should be in the haversack of all those who intend visiting Skye, and to those who are already familiar with the island it will bring back many happy memories' - from first edition, Grant and Murray 1933. First published in 1933, B. H. Humble's exploration of Skye is a fascinating and funny account of a young man's travels in a landscape still largely unknown to the climbing community at the time of writing. Tramping in Skye.

 

Isle of Skye. 40 Coast and Country Walks. The Isle of Skye (or Ant-Eilean Sgitheanach in its native Gaelic tongue) occupies an almost mythical place in the minds of many Scots. Romantic castles, magnificent sea-scapes, the alpine peaks of the Cuillin Ridge, marching pipe bands, scattered white crofters' cottages and a bloody history; the island has all these and more. This book features 40 moderate walks that take in much of this celebrated landscape, but reveal hidden gems too. In spite of its popularity Skye is still rich in undiscovered treasures, from coastal caves and arches, ruined villages cruelly cleared of their inhabitants, to fossilised dinosaur footprints and a rich array of wildlife. Written by Skye residents Paul and Helen Webster, these walks will reveal both the wild and gentler sides of this dramatic landscape. Isle of Skye: 40 Coast and Country Walks (Pocket Mountains).

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