Leaving it all behind in a bid to destress

In February 2019, award-winning writer Alex Roddie left his online life behind and headed for the highlands.

The constant bleeping of blue screens vying for his attention Alex Roddie – an outdoor writer, photographer and editor who lives in Lincolnshire – at breaking point.

Seeking headspace from his rising anxiety levels, he took on a 300-mile solo trek along the remote Cape Wrath Trail to Ardnamurchan Point.

This is a highly personal travelogue and an honest look at the importance of escaping the distractions of the 21st century.

It’s a heavy read, so leave this one for when you’re feeling strong.

It is certainly timely in this digital age.

The Farthest Shore, by Alex Roddie, published by Vertebrate, £14.95.

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