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Britain and Ireland's Best Wild Places = staycation inspiration! Check out our review:

Britain and Ireland's Best Wild Places = staycation inspiration! Check out our review:

Wild places do exist here, but they are rare. Our islands are simply too crowded to escape the whoosh of a car or the chatter of voices. We are no Alaska, after all. Christopher Somerville in Britain and Ireland’s Best Wild Places: 500 Essential Journeys wrestles with this very question: What is wild? ‘Would I have to travel to the rugged, unpopulated landscapes of the outermost north of Scotland, or the Atlantic outposts of the west of Ireland, to find truly wild places?’ Somerville ponders in his introduction to the book. He decides that wild is a state of mind, as much as a physical place. He concludes: ‘The wild waits for us everywhere – in the crack of a paving stone, in the crash of seas against cliffs, on a lonely moor, between the bricks of a sheepfold wall.’ Such a conclusion makes Somerville’s book not only a unique reference source, but also a personal, year-lon...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/books/960165/britain_...

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