THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AS SEEN ON THIS MORNING AND IN THE TELEGRAPH
Join Raynor and Moth on their remarkable 1000-mile walk from Scotland to the South West Coast Path in this powerful account of our country’s land, and the people that make it
FROM THE MILLION-COPY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SALT PATH AND THE WILD SILENCE
‘Another heartwarming odyssey, this time on one of the wildest walks in Britain . . . [Raynor’s] is a voice of empathy and integrity’ GUARDIAN
‘Raynor Winn has done it again. Another wondrous book, full of compassion, humour, insights, closeness to nature and true, bloody-minded grit. An inspiration’ ISABELLA TREE, author of WILDING
‘A tale of remarkable resilience and nature writing at its best’ i
Some people live to walk. Raynor and Moth walk to live . . .
Raynor Winn knows that her husband Moth’s health is declining, getting worse by the day. She knows of only one cure. It worked once before. But will he – can he? – set out with her on another healing walk?
The Cape Wrath Trail is over two hundred miles of gruelling terrain through Scotland’s remotest mountains and lochs. But the lure of the wilderness and the beguiling beauty of the awaiting glens draw them northwards. Being one with nature saved them in their darkest hour and their hope is that it can work its magic again.
They embark on an incredible thousand-mile journey from Scotland back to the familiar shores of the South West Coast Path. From Northumberland to the Yorkshire moors, Wales to the South West, Raynor and Moth map with each step the landscape of an island nation facing an uncertain path ahead.
In Landlines, she records in luminous prose the strangers and friends, wilderness and wildlife they encounter on the way – it’s a journey that begins in fear but can only end in hope.
‘As well as a portrait of a telepathic marriage of true minds, and a snapshot of a fretful island, this is a soaring lament and a tub-thumping tirade – for all that is being lost, for all that may yet be saved’ TELEGRAPH
‘An inspiring and beautifully written story of hope and healing . . . We, her readers, are privileged to walk alongside her’ COUNTRYFILE
‘Fans of The Salt Path will love this moving continuation of Raynor and her husband Moth’s journey . . . Alongside beautiful nature writing, there are thought-provoking observations on our countryside and the threat it is under’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
PRAISE FOR RAYNOR WINN:
‘A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance’ GUARDIAN
‘An astonishing narrative’ INDEPENDENT
‘A tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘The most inspirational book of this year’ THE TIMES
‘A beautiful, luminous and magical piece of writing’ RACHEL JOYCE
‘You feel the world is a better place because Raynor and Moth are in it’ THE TIMES
‘An uplifting, illuminating read’ DAILY MIRROR
‘Brilliant, powerful and touching’ STEPHEN MOSS