The Old Ways

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 30/05/2013
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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012

The genre-defining book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane.

Travel Britain's ancient paths and discover the secrets of this beautiful, underappreciated landscape.

Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141030586
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 356g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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The Old Ways
I don't read non-fiction ......
but I couldn't resist the idea of this book, probably as I enjoy walking. I was gripped form the start, with his description of a snowy moon lit walk givin... READ MORE
The Old Ways
Brilliant book to finish 2012 on
Another beautifully written book by Macfarlane. These are the accounts of a series of walks and journeys that he made alone and with others in the UK and ... READ MORE
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The Old Ways
An armchair voyage along the Old Ways
I have loved every page of this book, Robert Macfarlane’s journeys along the Old Ways are brought vividly to life, the words at times are all most poetic. ... READ MORE
Karen Sales