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The Welsh Borderlands: Reflections Afoot

Anne Holmes Filson (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-1559-3 ©2003
Price: $13.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 171 pages
Category/Subject: TRAVEL / Europe / Great Britain

Immerse yourself in the experience of hiking a Long Distance Trail, Offa’s Dyke Path, through historical Wales/England borderlands. The author recounts a journey taken mindfully through a countryside full of sensory delights. Includes Welsh language and history appendices and photographs.

Readers follow Offa’s Dyke Path along the ancient border between Wales and England. They experience the sensory offerings of a green countryside and learn what it takes to through-hike a Long Distance Trail. With Zen Buddhist “tenets” in her pocket each day, the author reflects, with humor and grace, on hiking mindfully. Poems in haiku form capture moments of clarity. Informed descriptions of Welsh culture and borderlands history enrich trail descriptions and are supplemented by appendices for Welsh language and history plus aids for readers inspired to set off by themselves. An unusual solo journey to savor and share.

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