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Chris Townsend was indulging himself in what he describes as a favourite hobby of browsing in a bookshop, when he chanced upon a copy of Ribbon of Wildness, and was immediately intrigued by it.

As he read, it fired his imagination and he became enthused by the idea of The Watershed as an obvious wilder route for a long distance walk. He picks up on all...

`Start as you mean to continue`, is the motto for the New Year. So January 3rd and 4th found the author out on the Watershed in the hills in the area between Hawick and Kielder. Still a lot of snow and ice around, which lingered deeper in the cleuchs and hollows and gave the surrounding hills a special kind of articulation in the winter sunshine. But the views had to be enjoyed whilst on the...

Following on from all of the excitement around the Linear Launch, there has been continued activity and interest, bringing Ribbon of Wildness to an ever wider audience. `Are you the guy that I saw on STV` has been a regular question, and from a highly diverse spectrum of interest too. Hot on the heels of that appearance, was a well attended illustrated talk to a Glasgow members...

Some of them set off by bike and boot the day before, in order to ensure that they were in place on time. Others ventured onto mooor and hill at crack of dawn. And so, on Sunday 5th Septembr, twelve small groups of intrepid supporters of Ribbon of Wildness made haste to their appointed hill and mountain tops, spread right along the Watershed of Scotland, from the English border to Duncansby...

A capacity audience was given the first public introduction to Ribbon of Wildness, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 25th August.

They were treated to a mix of readings, anecdote and a brief summary of some of the main themes running through the narrative of the book. Central to this was of course, the theme of continuous wildness, and the ways in which the evidence...

Lots of people will eagerly forego their Sunday lunch in order to take part in the great Linear Launch of Ribbon of Wildness – Discovering the Watershed of Scotland. On Sunday 5th September, an enthusiastic audience is due to gather just after noon, in the very grand Council Chamber in the City of Edinburgh`s Royal Mile, to participate in this novel book...