Book 3

Just imagine if you will, a very visual celebration of the unique landscapes of the Watershed of Scotland.
Let your mind range over the immense potential for many dozens of colour images which will tell a compelling story of the variety, quality and continuous wildness of the Watershed.
Note that in 2014 we will mark the John Muir Centenary, celebrate his truly inspirational legacy, and seek to exploit the huge potential which this has for Scotland, his birthplace, in particular.

Photography on the Watershed

Few people comment (or object) to too much sun on our mountains!
Earlier in the summer a Swiss mountain photographer, Christian Ruggaber started what he hopes will become a major project on the Watershed of Scotland. This year he focussed on Ben Lui, Ben Alder and Ben Attow areas of the Watershed. Next year, he plans to be back to tackle a more comprehensive exploration of this geographic feature.

Running the Watershed

Earlier this summer, mountain runner Colin Meek completed an amazing run along the entire Watershed of Scotland. This was a truly awesome venture, and there is no doubt that it has pushed the boundaries of mountain running in Scotland to new limits. His blog can be found at:
This will also take you to a number of articles which have subsequently been produced in various sites and publications..
Colin`s 27 days of running took him on some 640 miles of wild Watershed terrain, and involved 33,500m of ascent.

Walking with Wildness - A Guide to 26 Day and Weekend Walks Upon the Watershed

The second book in the Ribbon of Wildness series will appear in the autumn of 2012.
This will be a guide to 26 carefully selected walks on the Watershed, that are suitable for day or full weekend outings.
All of the necessary standard information for each will be set out in easy to follow format.
They have been selected to take advantage of natural loops in the Watershed, where a figure of 8 walk can be exploited, or where public transport will help to make the outing fully accessible.
The guide includes one walk on the Watershed, on the Mainland of Orkney.

Peter Wright makes it into the top 100.

Its Top of the Pile with the NTS

The National Trust for Scotland`s Scotland in Trust journal, autumn/winter edition carries a tantallising review under the appealing heading of `Fireside Reads`. So do get your copy, put on your slippers, sit in front of the fire, and read about this `absorbing account of a strenuous and meandering walk from Peel Fell to Duncasby Head - without crossing a stream`.

John Muir Trust takes a real liking to RoW.

Heading for a Re-print

The first year of Ribbon of Wildness seems to have just flown by! And the level of sales in that time has certainly exceeded expectation. So it looks like it will come up for its first re-print later this year. The Author is naturally delighted with this outcome, and very much looks forward to it`s appearance from the printer towards the end of w/c 7th November. A great milestone.

The Next Big Wild Walk

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