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The Dee and Don Passes is the third volume of the author's works on the old roads in the north-east region of Scotland.
Signed by Author.
The second book in the trilogy, The Mounth Passes, describes the history and development of the old roads, tracks and pathways that were used as the means of communication and trade to the south and west of the old Deeside road. This third and current book covers the history of the routes that joined the old Deeside road from the north and shows how they helped to form a continuous network of links throughout the country. All of these minor routes ran in a predominantly north-south direction and provided connections to the central and lowland areas of Scotland. From here, there were a number of different roads that could be followed to reach the larger towns of England, which were often the final destination for the cattle and sheep drovers who were some of the main users of these old passes. However, the advent of better transportation links means that many of these old routes are now used simply as a means of access for leisure activities, such as walking and climbing, but they still retain their historical and cultural significance in the region's development.
The Dee and Don Passes is the ninth volume in the North-east Scotland Classics Series.
New book. First edition, pp 122, colour illustrations.
Title: The Dee and Don Passes: My Walks on Old Roads Between Two Aberdeenshire Glens
Edition: First edition
ISBN Number: 190781311X
Location Published: Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Deeside Books: 2020
Book Condition: New
Inscription: Signed By Author
Categories: Scotland North-east, Local Books in Print, North-East Scotland Classics
Seller ID: 100040