‘Summer on the high plateau can be as delectable as honey; it can also be a

roaring scourge. To those who love the place, both are good, since both are part

of its essential nature. And it is to know its essential nature that I am seeking

here. to know that is, with the knowledge that is a process of living. This is not

done easily nor in an hour. It is a tale too slow for the impatience of our age.’


Nan Shepherd £5 pound note issued in 2016