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The Speyside Way - Rucksack Reader

The Speyside Way - Rucksack Reader

by: Jacquetta Megarry and Jim Strachan
The Speyside Way runs from the coast at Buckie, through the heart of malt whisky country, gently towards the foothills of the Cairngorms. Mostly you walk in the valley of the fast-flowing River Spey, Scotland's second-longest river and certainly it's most dynamic. This is a special Area of Conservation and a haven for wildlife and threatened species. The Way passes through farms and villages full of local colour, giving you an insight into their way of life. Most of the walking is straightforward, along paths and disused railway track-bed through splendid scenery of mixed woods, hills and farmland. You don't need to be an experienced long distance walker to tackle this hike, but good preparation is always essential before embarking on a long distance path.
This book has been planned in the recommended direction from Buckie to Aviemore. The Rucksack Readers guidebooks have a unique format in that they are spiral bound at the top allowing every page to be opened flat. The additional clever feature is a drop-down route map which allows any page plus the map to be displayed together for convenience on the trail. The books are printed on paper treated with waterproof varnish that withstands the wet plus the map and book covers have a matt laminate on both sides.
The content is also well designed including many colour photographs and plans where navigation may be difficult. An introduction gives practical planning advice including when to go, how long to allow, terrain, accommodation, travel and more. A chapter of background information provides some history of the region, geology and habitats and wildlife. The route is described in five day sections with clear bullet pointed directions following a summary of the day.
ISBN 9781898481270 pages 63 plus maps (2010) 145mm x 220mm spiral bound

Price: 10.99

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