Exploring and saving the backbone of Scotland

After walking the watershed in 64 days in 2005, a 745 mile route he calls ‘the backbone of Scotland’, Peter Wright believes sustainable measures are required in order to guarantee the preservation of this landscape.

He initially started to write this book as a journal of his trip but soon began researching and found greater evidence for his observations.

In Ribbon of Wilderness Wright explores the changes taking place in the Scottish landscape.

The watershed route is disputed and Wright attempts to re-evaluate where it runs through the north of Scotland.

Also discussed is the creation of designated wild land areas and the wind farms which are increasingly
emerging across the route.

Wilderness: Discovering the Watershed of Scotland, by Peter Wright, published by Luath Press Ltd, £14.99.

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