22nd January 2024
1st February 2023
Book review: Scene and Unseen by Sidney Scroggie
Our contributing editor David Lintern remains moved by Scene and Unseen, Sidney Scroggie's revived 1989 post-war Scottish hill memoir.
31st January 2023
Book review: The Path of Peace by Anthony Seldon
Megan Carmichael reviews The Path of Peace: Walking the Western Front Way by Anthony Seldon.
31st January 2023
Book review: SOLO by Jenny Tough
Alex Roddie reviews SOLO by Jenny Tough, an adventure athlete who traversed six mountain ranges on six continents.
29th October 2020
Review: Orchard by Benedict Macdonald and Nicholas Gates
Is the traditional orchard one of the most valuable havens for wildlife? Alex Roddie’s review of Orchard reveals a powerfully-argued book with a fascinating premise.
7th July 2020
BOOK REVIEW: The Unremembered Places: Exploring Scotland’s Wild Histories by Patrick Baker
Patrick Baker, author of The Cairngorms: A Secret History, returns to Scotland to explore unwritten landscapes – the “discreetly acquainted places” of magic, drama, and human tragedy that don’t give up their stories easily. Alex…
10th June 2020
Book review: Keeping Dry and Staying Warm (Part 1) by Mike Parsons, Mary Rose, Chris Townsend, Chuck Kukla, Alan Hinkes, and Marian Parsons
It might not be holiday reading, but Alex Roddie finds that this comprehensive reference manual goes a long way towards demystifying outdoor gear technology.
9th May 2020
Book review: Greenery by Tim Dee
It’s the descriptions of birds that stay with Alex Roddie long after he’s put this ‘remarkable’ book down.
31st March 2020
BOOK REVIEW: The Last Blue Mountain by Ralph Barker
“What is extraordinary about this book is that it is not written by a mountaineer”. Roger Smith reviews this classic story of a four-man expedition to Haramosh.
9th January 2019
Book review: The Wilderness Cookbook by Phoebe Smith
Alex Roddie reviews The Wilderness Cookbook by Phoebe Smith: a wild camper's guide to eating well.
5th June 2018
Book review: Kinder Scout – the people's mountain, by Ed Douglas and John Beatty
David Lintern reviews Kinder Scout – the people's mountain, a 'quietly astonishing and important piece of work'