Tuesday 15 July 2008

Wild about the land

Left: Grimspound, Dartmoor ('Hound of the Baskervilles' terrain). Photograph: © David Gill.

I stumbled across an article about a new book by Christopher Somerville:
Britain and Ireland's Best Wild Places: 500 Ways To Discover the Wild

It made me wonder how we would go about rating our own nominated wild place: would it be on the grounds of association, atmosphere, natural beauty, peace, wildlife ... or would it be more in terms of that indefinable 'wow factor', or perhaps a sense of belonging (or otherwise)? Do we like our place to be kept a secret, or do we want to shout about it to the world?

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