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The Cape Wraith

The Cape Wrath Trail passes through the highlands of Scotland and along its west coast. It is approximately 200 miles long and is regarded as one of the most challenging walking routes in the United Kingdom.

The trail begins at the Cape Wrath Lighthouse on the most northern tip of Scotland and ends at Fort William. This description is based upon completing the first 60 mile-section of the trail from Cape Wrath to Lochinver during August 2016.

The eleven-verse poem, called Wilderness Walk is matched with eleven photographic images taken during the journey.

The Rossett Mill

The 15th century corn mill at Rossett near Wrexham, North Wales is beautifully preserved and in partial working order. This was one of several corn mills operating along the River Alyn from the 14th century, onwards. It ceased grinding corn in 1959.

Water was diverted from the river via a system of sluice gates and channels to an undershot waterwheel where water hits the paddles at the bottom of the waterwheel.

The overall function of the mill is described in the poem called ‘The Mill at Rossett’ together with a series of images that match the grinding process. Each image is matched with two lines from the poem.

The Fifth Continent

The region around Dungeness, located along the coast of Kent, England is known for its rich and varied landscape. It is referred to locally as the Fifth Continent.

The beach has the largest open area of shingle in Europe measuring some eight miles by four miles. A characteristic of this area is the range of engineering structures that are scattered around this substantial shingle area.

The engineering heritage is described in a nine verse poem called ‘Dungeness’ and an image of each engineering feature is matched with a verse from the poem.