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Wild Guide Scotland book (second edition)


A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling Wild Guide series (winner of travel guidebook of the Year 2015), now released for Scotland – Europe’s best adventure travel and wilderness destination.

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New edition

New from the award-winning Wild Guide series, the second edition of the smash-hit best-seller. Completely updated with expanded coverage of southern Scotland and the borders and 200 updates. Find 900 secret adventures, hidden places and wild escapes. With new photography and 3 brand new chapters covering southern Scotland (Central Lowlands, The Borders, Dumfries & Galloway). Taking you to places no other guidebook reaches.

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About the book

Discover magical mountains and secret glens with shimmering lochs and hidden waterfalls, perfect for a summer swim. Explore lost ruins and castles, watch sea-bird colonies on dramatic cliffs or walk barefoot on white-sand beaches lapped by turquoise waters. Wild camp in flower-covered dunes and retreat to ancient inns with roaring fires and even warmer welcomes.
In this inspiring compendium you will find the best of Scotland’s unspoiled Highlands and Islands. Featuring stunning photography and engaging travel writing, this is the perfect guide for those seeking a wild adventure.

Wild adventures

New from the award-winning Wild Guide series, with over 900 secret adventures, hidden places and wild escapes. Taking you to places no other guidebook reaches.

Secret beaches, crystal coves and tiny islands
Dramatic sea stacks, caves and cliffs
Waterfalls, lochs and river swimming
Magnificent glens and mountains
Sacred remains and lost ruins
Wildlife wonders and ancient forests
Local food and drink – from the best seafood to micro-distilleries
Secluded luxury hideaways, cottages and quirky campsites
Wild camping and bothies


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Authors and photographers

Kimberley Grant is a travel and lifestyle journalist and photographer from Glasgow.
David Cooper is a photographer, writer and mountaineer from the Shetland Isles.
Richard Gaston is a travel and fashion photographer from Ayrshire.
Together they have camped, climbed, walked , swum and eaten their way around the Highlands and Islands to bring you the best adventures Scotland has to offer.

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Chapter coverage

  1. Isle of Arran
  2. Islay, Jura & Colonsay
  3. Mull, Coll & Tiree
  4. The Small Isles
  5. Isle of Skye
  6. Uists, Barra & The Barra Isles
  7. Harris & Lewis
  8. Orkney
  9. Shetland
  10. Argyll
  11. Fortwilliam, Glencoe & Glen Etive
  12. Morar, Moidart & Ardnamurchan
  13. Applecross, Kintail & Lochalsh
  14. Torridon & Gairloch
  15. Ullapool & Assynt
  16. Cape Wrath & North West Sutherland
  17. Caithness & East Sutherland
  18. Easter Ross & The Black Isle
  19. Loch Ness & Glen Affric
  20. Nairn & Morayshire
  21. Aberdeenshire
  22. Northern Cairngorms
  23. Southern Cairngorms
  24. Angus
  25. Perthshire
  26. Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Breadalbane


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More information

ISBN: 9781910636121
Title: Wild Guide Scotland
Author: Kimberley Grant, Richard Gaston, David Cooper (Glasgow)
Publisher: Wild Things Publishing Ltd
Format: 304pp, 210mm x 170mm,
Publication: 1st May 2017
Price: £16.99
Binding: Paperback with flaps
Illustrations: 400 photos, 28 maps
Distribution: Central Books,
Digitial: also available for Iphone / Android App, Ebook & Satnav

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