The journey covered the Atlantic coasts of the Northern Isles, Western Isles, mainland Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. I deliberately left the precise itinerary unplanned in order to allow diversions to ocean-bound rocks whenever seas were flat.
To help make sense of Britain’s Atlantic heritage, the journey did include several stretches of coast – such as Sutherland and North Wales – that aren’t, strictly speaking, Atlantic shores but are part of the geophysical, climatic and cultural Atlantic edge.
Here’s the rough itinerary:
- Lewis, Harris, Uist, Barra
- Cape Wrath to Ullapool
- Ullapool to Shieldaig (mountain crossings on foot & by packraft)
- Skye & the Small Isles
- The Islands of Argyll & Ulster
- The Welsh Coast
- Cornwall & the Scillies
The book includes detailed maps of all these sections, such as this map of the Orkney journey: