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Raynor Winn in Edinburgh

Thursday 15th September

  • Venue Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Raynor Winn’s first book, The Salt Path, detailed her and her husband Moth’s experience of walking the South West Coastal Path following Moth’s traumatic medical diagnosis and their subsequent homelessness. 

Since then, they have become regular long-distance walkers and Winn’s books on nature, homelessness and wild camping –  The Salt Path and The Wild Silence – have both reached Sunday Times bestseller status.

Winn will join us to discuss her highly anticipated third book Landlines, in which her and Moth undertake the incredible Cape Wrath Trail, exploring our relationship to the land, and to each other.

Some people live to walk. Raynor and Moth walk to live . . .

Raynor knows that her husband Moth’s health is declining, getting worse by the day. She knows of only one cure. It worked once before. But will he – can he? – set out with her on another healing walk?

The Cape Wrath Trail is over two hundred miles of gruelling terrain through Scotland’s remotest mountains and lochs. But the lure of the wilderness and the beguiling beauty of the awaiting glens draw them northwards. Being one with nature saved them in their darkest hour and their hope is that it can work its magic again.

As they set out on their incredible thousand-mile journey back to the familiar shores of the South-west Coast Path, Raynor and Moth map the landscape of an island nation facing an uncertain path ahead.

In Landlines, she records in luminous prose the strangers and friends, wilderness and wildlife they encounter on the way – it’s a journey that begins in fear but can only end in hope.