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Nan

I went to amazon uk and read about the book, which sounds great. I suspect I am not the only American who thinks the English, Irish, and Scottish go for weekly "tramps" and holiday "treks." And from the writeup at amazon my sense is this is not happening so much, and that people are getting out of touch with nature. It makes me sad. If you are interested in books such as this, but not new, there are a couple from over here that you might really like. One is Henry Beston's The Outermost House, and the other is A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. Back to Scotland - I just bought a book last year by David Yeadon called Seasons On Harris. And I've been wanting to buy Adam Nicolson's Sea Room for a while now. I understand exactly how soothing and necessary these sorts of books can be.

Peg

I love the term 'mineral postcard'. I love stones - spent a year or more collecting a basket of 'Easter Egg' stones! I often have stones in bowls, boxes, as paperweights and now holding some 'paperwhite' bulbs in a vase! I must look up this gentleman's book!

Peter the flautist

Nan posts an interesting comment. Although I live in London I spend quite a lot of time each year in a small cottage in Central Scotland. I have been going there regularly for 40 years and a lot of my hillwalking is done in the area I can reach just by leaving my front gate. What I can say is that 30 years ago you would probably not have seen another soul whereas these days I might pass as many as four or five groups of walkers on a relatively short 10km walk. So my experience (also true of other places in Scotland and England I have walked) is that there are many MORE people on their "weekly tramps" than in my youth (1970's).

Dark Puss

 Barbara MacLeod

To pick up on Peter's point ... and furthermore you do not have to go very far off the beaten track to find that there is nobody else out there! (This also includes sailing on the west coast of Scotland.)

Equiano

This was a Christmas gift this year, although I haven't started it yet - just moved up my TBR pile with this post!

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