The wild and wonderful landscape of Assynt is one of Britain’s most beautiful areas, and is home to Britain’s oldest rocks – the basement rock of the area, the Lewisian Gneiss, was formed 3000 million years ago. Over time, the area has gone through mountain-building, been submerged beneath shallow tropical seas, has collided with continents, and been massively eroded by ice, before the first people took up residence there around 2500 years ago.
This unique book and map pack describes eight walks in Assynt, ranging from easy to more challenging mountain walks. The book describes these in detail, explains how the landscape has formed and changed through time, and is illustrated with photographs and paintings which give a birds-eye view of the routes and scenery.
The fold-out colour map shows the different rock types which make up the area and also has the walks and other sites of interest marked. Perfect for the walker who wants to know more about this beautiful region, the book assumes no previous geological knowledge, but describes the area in clear, straightforward language.
Title : Exploring the landscape of Assynt
Product code : SMASSYNT
ISBN No : 0852724713
Format : Book
Author : Goodenough, K et al
Published : 2004