Robin Howie

Well Known Hill-walker And Author

Renowned Hill-Walker

Robin Howie is one of Scotland's most renowned hill walkers. Robin is the author of two best-selling books 100 Scotsman Walks and Another 100 Scotsman walks.

Robin Howie was born and educated in Edinburgh where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. During his working life as a Finance Director hillwalking became a vital leisure activity.

Now retired, that call to the outdoors is still a way of life. Robin has completed ten rounds of Munros (two of them since a hip replacement) plus four rounds of subsidiary tops and one round of Corbetts.

He has experienced high altitude climbing in Antarctica, South America, and East Africa and has also climbed in Borneo, the Philippines, Norway, Mongolia, and Cuba.

Robin Howie

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The New Book

Walking Scotland's Lost Railways. Track Beds Rediscovered

Walking Scotland's Lost Railways. Track Beds Rediscovered

Scotland still has hundreds of miles of `dismantled railways', the term used by Ordnance Survey, and the track beds give scope for many walks. Some track beds have been `saved' as Tarmacadam walkway/cycleway routes while others have become well-trodden local walks.
The remainder range from good, to overgrown, to well-nigh impassable in walking quality. This book provides a handy guide to track bed walks with detailed information and maps. It is enhanced by numerous black and white old railway photographs, recalling those past days, and by coloured photographs that reflect the post-Beeching changes.
Beautifully photographed with hand crafted maps, each walk is graded from easy to adventurous so the perfect challenge no matter your experience level. And covers walks over some 375 miles across South-Central Highlands, Fife, Clackmannan and Kinross and the Borders.

Heartland FM Interview

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Other Books By Robin Howie

100 scotsman walks

100 Scotsman Walks

Hillwalking is a way of life for Robin Howie, whose name is very well-known in Scottish hillwalking circles and whose knowledge of the Scottish high tops is second to none. For over ten years his popular weekly hillwalking column has appeared in The Scotsman where his pleasure of walking in the hills is apparent to the reader. Some claim to buy the paper solely to read his column while others have long-demanded that his walks be made into a book.

Generous with his help and advice to other walkers, this collection of shorter, lower-level walks will appeal to families and those less sure of venturing to the high tops. Conveniently arranged within shires with a location map, each walk has a useful fact file that summarises the map, start point, distance, terrain, duration of walk, height to be climbed and the all-important nearest refreshment point.

100 Scotsman Walks is a distillation of a lifetime of highs and lows, enhanced by the artist's eye and the wordsmith's descriptive powers. It will be a delight for active or ex-walkers, the would-be explorer or armchair enthusiast, for the whole family, young or old.


Another 100 Scotsman Walks

For over fifteen years Robin Howie`s popular walking column appeared in The Scotsman. Very well known in Scottish hill-walking circles, his knowledge of the Scottish high tops is second to none.

His first book, 100 Scotsman Walks, published by Whittles Publishing Ltd and still in print, covered those first ten years.

Featuring many colour photographs, his second book, Another 100 Scotsman Walks, printed in 2016 with the help of Indie Authors World, relates to the most immediate 5 years; a collection of mostly shorter Walks covering much of Scotland that will appeal to a wider range of walkers, including children and those less active.

Each walk, indicated by a location map, has a guide identifying Ordnance Survey map, distance, height, terrain, start point, time and the all-important refreshment spot.

Completed all or some of the Munros, Corbetts, Donalds, Grahams or Marilyns? Wanting something easier and new? “Doing the Howies” will be bags of fun.

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