The Hidden Ways
‘The Hidden Ways’ wanders Scotland’s forgotten paths to tell an alternative history of Scotland and our place within its landscape.
Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards
In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland – its Roman roads tramped by armies, its byways and pilgrim routes, drove roads and railways, turnpikes and sea roads – in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape. As he retraces the forgotten paths that shaped and were shaped by the lives of the now forgotten people who trod them, Moffat charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland.