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Their history I never really know how much I can trust his writing as nterta The thing that shines through this wonderfully ngaging and informative book is the love of history nature and the story of people that Alistair Moffat possesses His vocative writing This book has given me lots of ideas for walks and the history of the roads was amazing The book spans from the Roman invasions of Scotland right up to the Second World War and the defences that were put in place at that time I liked the Drovers Road chapter the most and I ll always think about the sheepdogs making their own ways home throughout the length of Scotland I was also thrilled to find out that I ve been walking my dogs for years on a stretch of been walking my dogs for years on a stretch of pilgrimage route into St Andrews Scotland has a rich and varied history that if you know where to look is very visible Until recently most people there walked verywhere and the paths that they trod are still visible in the landscape if you know where to look Alistair Moffat is one of those who has been looking for these historical routes in maps and books and most importantly on the groundHis research has given us this book of ten walks scattered Around Scotland Each With Scotland ach with particular theme or historical vent Beginning with the path from Loch Tay to the Firth of Tay called the River Road Moffat walks and talks us through the history culture and landscape as he walks the paths From there he takes us along the Herring Road the Rail Road the Road to Ruin and the Road to HeavenI really liked the nice hand drawn maps at the beginning of ach of the ten journeys Bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape Alistair's travels along the hidden ways reveal not only the searing beauty and magic of the Scottish landscape but open. An intriguing premise finding and walking some of Scotland s lost Byways The Description Is Good The description is good you feel you re there with the author The accounts of the actual journeys not always walks he is happy to admit are densely packed with information Sometimes the analyses are simplistic and A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, even na ve but I suppose to give a full account of thevents and theories would have made this a huge book However now and again it would have been helpful to introduce an lement of doubt or a couple of basic references so as not to mislead readers for whom this might be a primary as not to mislead readers for whom this might be a primary Please too if you re following his routes take a real compass and not just a mobile phone Even in a landscape with an abundance of footpaths bridleways and byways a lot of paths are hidden from the public ye The situation in Scotland is a bit different Public rights of way are not marked and identified as such on Ordnance Survey maps There is no definitive map in Scotland unlike England and Wales and rights of way can be lost through a non use for 20 years or In The Hidden Ways Scottish historian Alistair Moffat Unveils Ten Forgotten Roads unveils ten forgotten roads half situated south of the Antonine Wall The Scottish Border I wanted to like this I love the premise and I m interested in the history and the walks but I found the writing hard to get into The bits of history were interesting Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies enoughspecially in the arly chapters but the actual travel writing was dull It failed to voke imagery or sense of place hence why it took me three months to finish Moffat takes walks on lost routes in Scotland and tells us about. In The Hidden Ways Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland its Roman roads tramped by armies its warpaths and pilgrim routes drove roads and rail roads turnpikes and sea roads in

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Nd this is a really The Power Of A Choice enjoyable book about walking historical footpaths He undertook all of them over the course of a year in all weathers with his maps andver present cheese sandwiches More importantly this is the beginning of a project provided funding can be sourced to find of these routes and to make find of these routes and to make safe for people to walk along with proper signage and so on with the hope of having public art and apps that tell the history as you follow in the footsteps of others from times past I hope that the project gets the necessary funding they need for this Moffat takes readers on a journey through some of Scotland s history by following ancient roads or a rail route in one instance From Robert the Bruce and Agricola to defending Scotland from German invasion during World War II Moffat ngages the reader by discussing not only the historic information but also the natural resources in the area While ach route contained an overview map of the route the shortcoming of the book was the lack of photos to help readers unfamiliar with the area picture it Some stories interested me than others but anyone who njoys Scottish history will njoy this travelogue 35 stars This stories interested me than others but anyone who The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right enjoys Scottish history willnjoy this travelogue 35 stars This has taken me on some marvellous journeys and I ve Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling enjoyedvery step of the way With Alistair Moffat as my guide I ve followed in the footsteps of Agricola s invasion force over the Cheviots I ve walked with medieval pilgrims across Fife to St Andrews I ve travelled over Highland drove roads and Borders postal routes and followed in the footsteps of fish wives carrying 50kg creels full of caller herrin Up a new means of understanding our past in retracing the forgotten paths he charts a powerful surprising and moving history of Scotland through the unremembered lives who have moved through it. The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads
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    [PDF] The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads BY Alistair Moffat Scotland has a rich and varied history that if you know where to look is very visible Until recently most people there walked everywhere and the paths that they trod are still visible in the landscape if you know where to look Alistair Moffat is one of those who has been looking for these historical routes in maps and books and most importa

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    Summary The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads [PDF] The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads BY Alistair Moffat Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alistair Moffat Moffat takes walks on “lost routes” in Scotland and tells us about their history I never really know how much I can trust his writing as entertaining as it is and I am not just saying this because of the controversy around his DNA company and claims He seems to hit on a hypothesis starts by telling you “he thinks” that this is how it may have been but then in the course of writing he ends up convincing

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    Summary The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads Alistair Moffat ✓ 4 Read [PDF] The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads BY Alistair Moffat The bits of history were interesting enough especially in the early chapters but the actual travel writing was dull It failed to evoke imagery or sense of place hence why it took me three months to finish

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    [PDF] The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads BY Alistair Moffat Even in a landscape with an abundance of footpaths bridleways and byways a lot of paths are hidden from the public eye The situation in Scotland is a bit different Public rights of way are not marked and identified as such on Ordnance

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    [PDF] The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads BY Alistair Moffat Summary The Hidden Ways Scotland's Forgotten Roads An intriguing premise finding and walking some of Scotland’s lost byways The description is good and you feel you’re there with the author The accounts of the actual journeys not always walks he is happy to admit are densely packed with information Sometimes the analyses are simplistic and even naïve but I suppose to give a full account of the events and theories would have made this a huge book However now and a

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