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Old ways through Wester Ross

Author : Christopher J Uncles
ISBN : 9781840335330
Cover : paperback
Price : £21.95

Wester Ross was shaped by the elements, the sun, the wind, the rain and most importantly, the ice. The forces of glaciation worked hard here, moulding a landscape of great complexity and stark grandeur. The mountains lying to the north of Loch Carron, the reddish peaks of Torridonian sandstone, tipped here and there with quartzite (often mistaken for snow) are considered to be among the oldest rocks in the world. Where the mountains and the water meet, the landscape is pierced by great sea lochs (Broom, Carron, Ewe, Torridon and Alsh). The scenic train journey to Kyle of Loch Alsh was once hailed as one of 'The Great Railways Journeys of the World'. De-population of the area during the notorious 18th and 19th century clearances has left an empty and brooding landscape which seems to bear witness to the suffering of those who once called it home. This is a newly revised edition of this companion volume to Easter Ross and the Black Isle.

Old ways through Wester Ross
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