Walking the Border : A Journey Between Scotland and England, Paperback Book

Walking the Border : A Journey Between Scotland and England Paperback


In this book Ian Crofton makes a journey on foot from Gretna Green in the southwest to Berwick in the northeast, following as close as possible the Anglo-Scottish Border as it has been fixed since the union of the crowns in 1603.

Much of the line of the Border runs through a wild, overwhelmingly unvisited no man's land - the sort of trackless waste perfect for keeping two belligerent peoples apart?

During the course of his journey Ian Crofton considers a number of questions how 'natural' are borderlines?

Sometimes they follow physical barriers, sometimes an arbitrary line on a map, the compromise made by some committee of distant diplomats.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 8 Plates, color; 8 Plates, black and white
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781780273082

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