Isle Walk Clockwise

By Kath Kelly,

Book cover of Isle Walk Clockwise: A year of half-marathons round the Isle of Barra

Book description

Things happen when you go for a walk.
What started as Kath Kelly’s only circuit of the beautiful Isle of Barra somehow became twelve half-marathons. She marched right around the calendar amidst everything the weather, the world and the wildlife went through in the turbulent times before autumn 2020. This…

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1 author picked Isle Walk Clockwise as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The Isle of Barra, a small island off the west coast of Scotland was a holiday destination I yearned to visit. Uniquely, planes land on a tidal beach. ‘Isle’, meaning island, is pronounced I’ll, so the title also reads I’ll walk clockwise.

The author walked the A888, a 13-mile-long road round the island once a month for a year—partly during the 2020 Covid pandemic restrictions. 

The book recounts the walks while giving an insight into remote island life with its varied scenery and wildlife through the changeable weather conditions.

The book fired my enthusiasm. Soon I experienced the island myself;…

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