On the Hills of the North, by J. Hubert Walker. Square 8vo., xv, 182 pp., 24 photographic illustrations, 6 maps. London, 1948: Oliver and Boyd. Price, 15/-.
Mr. Walker’s new book describes his ramblings and scramblings among the highlands of the northwest Scottish coast and its adjacent islands. The author’s holidays in this country must have entailed much climbing of a fairly strenuous nature, but it is not on this that the emphasis is placed in his book; the pleasures garnered and described are for the most part those available to the hill walker who has not provisioned himself with a rope and a human belay. Mr. Walker’s love of the country and its inhabitants adds warmth and charm to his narrative. The scientist speaks in several appendices devoted to the geological structure of the regions described.