Bonnie Prince Charlie has long been associated with the Scottish Highlands, where he was on the run for several months during the Jacobite rebellion. Last year, Gregor Ewing, along with his faithful dog, Meg, followed Charlie's route across the Scottish Highlands.
|Title||Charlie, Meg and Me|
|Subtitle||An epic 530 mile walk recreating Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape after the disaster of Culloden|
|Author Bio||GREGOR EWING has combined his passion for the outdoors with his love of Scottish history in undertaking the six-week journey that led to Charlie, Meg and Me. Always looking to widen his knowledge of Scotland’s past, he is as happy trawling through a tome by a warm fire as he is exploring ruins and battlefields. His outdoor exploits were initially a means of gaining fitness, but after completing the Duke of Edinburgh award and steadily ticking of Munros, he has come to appreciate the beauty and freedom of Scotland’s remote landscapes more than ever. Gregor is based in Falkirk, where he works in property management and lives with his wife, Nicola, their three daughters, Sophie, Kara and Abbie, and their dogs, Meg and Ailsa.|
|Back Cover Text||Charlie: Prince Charles Edward Stuart, second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland, instigator of the Jacobite uprising of 1745, fugitive with a price of £30,000 on his head following the disaster of Culloden, romantic figure of heroic failure.
Meg: My faithful, four-legged companion, carrier of supplies, listener of my woes, possessor of my only towel.
Me: An ordinary guy from Falkirk only just on the right side of 40, the only man in a houseful of women, with a thirst for a big adventure, craving an escape from everyday life.
For the first time, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s arduous escape of 1746 has been recreated in a single journey. The author, along with his faithful border collie Meg, retraces Charlie’s epic 530 mile walk through remote wilderness, hidden glens, modern day roads and uninhabited islands.
|BIC Subject||Walking, hiking, trekking|
|BISAC Subject||SPORTS & RECREATION / Walking|