Into the PeatlandsInto the Peatlands

A Journey Through the Moorland Year Robin A. Crawford ... another season – a summer journey years ago on this iron road to the isles and across a boggy moor pitted with peaty lochans whose still surfaces were plated with lily pads and ...

Author: Robin A. Crawford

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788851404


Page: 272

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In this book Robin A. Crawford explores the peatlands of Lewis. He explains how they have come to be and also considers how peat has been used for millennia, principally as a fuel but also, amongst other things, as a key element in the whisky-making process. In describing the seasonal processes of cutting, drying, stacking, storing and burning, he reveals one of the key rhythms of island life, but his study goes well beyond this to include many other aspects, including the wildlife and folklore associated with these lonely, watery places. Widening his gaze to other peatlands in the country, he also reflects on the historical and cultural importance that peat has played, and continues to play, in the story of Scotland.

Britain from the RailsBritain from the Rails

GLASGOW–CRIANLARICH–FORT WILLIAM–MALLAIG & THE OBAN BRANCH: THE IRON ROAD TO THE ISLES 5HRS, 164 MILES This is simply the most spectacular railway journey in Britain. If you like landscape, prepare to be enthralled.

Author: Vay Le, Julian

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841629193


Page: 336

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Britain from the Rails Guide - Travel tips on British rail travel including Wales and Scotland, transportation, local history, Slow travel, regional holidays. This guide also features practical advice on fares and rail lines, secret railways, London, Great Western, local food and restaurants, hotels and B&Bs, culture and festivals, tours. --Publisher

The Unofficial Guide to Britain s Best Days Out Theme Parks and AttractionsThe Unofficial Guide to Britain s Best Days Out Theme Parks and Attractions

The route, known as The Iron Road to the Isles, started in 1901 to open the Atlantic coast of Scotland, and was taken over by the Jacobite tourist steam train in 1984. Its 84-mi (135-km) return trip leaves from Fort William, ...

Author: Bob Sehlinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119971136


Page: 504

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Scottish Highland RailwaysScottish Highland Railways

... Anne-Mary, Spanning the Gaps: Highland railway bridges and viaducts (Highland Railway Society 2017) Pearson, M., Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Line (J.M. Pearson & Sons 2001) Price, D., ...

Author: David Tucker

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785007934


Page: 160

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Scottish Highland Railways describes eight great journeys by rail through northern Scotland, detailing the history of the lines while travelling along their modern-day routes. In addition, the landscapes, regional history, stations and services available are all described. With over 100 present-day and archive photographs and maps, this book provides the histories of the railways of the east coast, the Grampian region, the highland main line and the Far North, West Highland and Oban, Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh lines. A railway company 'family tree' is given and a timeline documenting the many mergers and changes over time. The recent history of these railways in the 20th and 21st centuries is given along with a list of operational stations in 2020 together with passenger usage statistics. There are also details of rail organizations and regulations in Scotland.

Insight Guides Great Railway Journeys of EuropeInsight Guides Great Railway Journeys of Europe

218 Distance: 425km (264 miles) Duration of journey: 5 hrs 15 mins Frequency of trains: 3–4 per day (direct) ... This is only the first of many challenging ascents on the West Highland Line, 'The Iron Road to the Isles', ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789193282



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Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. From deciding when to go, to choosing which routes to travel, this guide is all you need to plan your trip across Europe by rail, with in-depth insider information on the best journeys to make the most of this scenic continent. · Insight Guide Great Railway Journeys of Europe is ideal for travellers seeking immersive railway journeys across the continent · In-depth on the history of European train travel: enjoy special features on new technologies and station architecture, all written by local experts · Invaluable maps, train routes, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning, and encourage venturing off the beaten track · Inspirational colour photography throughout - Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books · Inventive design makes for an engaging and inspiring reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

On the Slow Train AgainOn the Slow Train Again

Here the line splits, turning off to the west to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye – the iron road to the isles'. The handsome station buildings in pink sandstone with a delicate and airy glass canopy are still in use and contain a ...

Author: Michael Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409051244


Page: 224

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Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London's commuterland, and travels on one of the slowest services in the land along the shores of the lovely Dovey estuary to the far west of Wales. He takes the stopping train across the Pennines on a line with so few services that its glorious scenery is a secret known only to the regulars. Here, too, is the Bittern Line in Norfolk and the Tarka Line in North Devon as well as the little branch line to the fishing port of Looe in Cornwall, rescued from closure in the 1960s and now celebrating its 150th anniversary taking families on holiday to the seaside. From the most luxurious and historic - aboard the Orient Express - to the most futuristic - on the driverless trains of London's Docklands Light Railway - here is a unique travel companion celebrating the treasures of our railway heritage from one of Britain's most knowledgeable railway writers.

The Iron Road Book and Railway Companion Or A Journey from London to Birmingham The Iron Road Book and Railway Companion Or A Journey from London to Birmingham

Illustrated with a panoramic View of the Thames from London Bridge to Ramsgate , and Maps of the Isles of Wight , Thanet , & c . neatly bound in cloth Price 3s . 6d . The above may be had in four separate Parts , at ls . each .

Author: Francis Coghlan


ISBN: UOM:39015079014133


Page: 180

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