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The hill paths, drove roads & "cross country" routes in Scotland

Walter A. Smith

The hill paths, drove roads & "cross country" routes in Scotland

from the Cheviots to Sutherland : notes and recollections of the above

by Walter A. Smith

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Published by MacNiven & Walalce in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Cover title: Hill paths of Scotland.

Other titlesHill paths of Scotland.
Statementcompiled by Walter A. Smith.
SeriesAn invitation to the road
The Physical Object
Pagination104p. ;
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22838224M

  Yes, those roads are very dangerous, but they aren’t the only ones to avoid driving on. As part two of our ‘dangerous roads’ series, we look at 10 roads you probably wouldn’t want to drive on. Descend NE at first and then more steeply N down a bank to pick up a north-running path down The Dry Dam valley, at the end of which tend leftwards before crossing the road and heading for the east wall of Holyrood Palace where a path takes you north into the cobbled lane Croft an-Righ, at the end of which you cross Abbeyhill and Abbeymount.

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Greatest Driving Roads. Here you will find a selection of our favourite driving roads in Europe, including our Top 10 Best Drives in Europe. All ratings are based on our personal driving experiences, from the high alpine passes of the Alps, to the forest trails of Schwarzwald and vineyards of Chianti. Our interactive map will help you plan routes, determine distances, and highlight accommodations and attractions along your journey. Perhaps it’s time to consider the path less travelled.


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