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The second book in the Ribbon of Wildness series has now been published and launched. At a very well attended event in Blackwell`s in Edinburgh on 31st October, this new publication was warmly received. It is a guide to 26 specially selected day and/or weekend walks upon the Watershed. In the description, each walk has all of the necessary information about access, distance,...

Following the popular success of Ribbon of Wildness, Luath Press has asked for two further books on the Watershed theme. The first of these, Walking with Wildness - Experiencing the Watershed of Scotland, will be published and launched on Wednesday 21st October. This pocket sized book will be a guide to 26 day and weekend walks upon the Watershed...

In autumn 2012 there will be an extensive talks tour throughout much of Scotland. Clubs, Societies, Schools and other groups are invited to request dates within the following schedule.

September   3 - 8       Dundee area.

                   17 - 22   Dumfries and...

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...

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...

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: http://watershedrunning.tumblr...

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,...

Peter Wright finds himself amongst the many successes of the top 100 authors using Facebook during 2011. The `Inspiration` division of Brand Eleven Eleven is generated by the author Ron Knight using UPAUTHORS.COM http://www.upauthors.com/"/ron-knights-top-100-authors-on-facebook"...

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...

The autumn issue of the John Muir Trust Journal contains an impressive three-page spread about Ribbon of Wildness. Written by Rory Syme, the Trust`s Press Officer, it is based on an interview with the author. The article picks up on the 64 day walking experience, and much of the evidence for continual wildness gathered along the way. It gives attention to the threats posed...