Landlines, by Raynor Winn (Michael Joseph 2022)

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The third book in Raynor Winn's fantastic series of long walk narratives around the UK, with her unwell partner Moth. It's very nice to be in her company again, as this time they take on the Cape Wrath Trail, a gruelling 200-miles through Scotland's remote and rugged north west. As usual, the landscape and weather are seriously challenging, but brilliantly described, and Moth's health issues loom over the book. Despite everything, Raynor is incurably optimistic and positive, a real enthusiast for the very real health benefits of a long walk. Tremendous stuff.