logo   home menu links credits
Romanticism and Historicism
Urban playground
main image View from the Linn of Dee, Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire
For centuries people walked around Scotland as a means of transport. The photograph shows the beginning of three long paths through the mountains: the Lairig Ghru to Aviemore, the path to Glen Feshie and Newtonmore, and the path to Glen Tilt and Blair Atholl.

By the 1850s, wealthy people could reach places like Cairngorms in order to walk for pleasure. John Hill Burton’s The Cairngorm Mountains (1864) described where they could go. The less affluent were unable to reach the Highlands in large numbers until bus travel made them accessible at a low price.

Resource pack
  1     2     3     4