The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane



Robert MacFarlane is such a perceptive, lyrical writer about nature and our place in it, I could almost pick each and every one of his books as one of my favourites. I particularly love this one as I’m passionate about walking and love the way he extrapolates from simple journeys to all concepts of pathways.

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The original bestseller from the beloved author of UNDERLAND, LANDMARKS and THE LOST WORDS Robert Macfarlane travels Britain’s ancient paths and discovers the secrets of our beautiful, underappreciated landscape

The Old Ways confirms Macfarlane’s reputation as one of the most eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature’ Scotland on Sunday

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.

‘Sublime… It sets the imagination tingling, laying an irresistible trail for readers to follow’ Sunday Times

‘Read this and it will be impossible to take an unremarkable walk again’ Metro

‘He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful’ Antony Gormley

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Weight 356 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 27 mm
Attribute Value 1