Through a full-colour guidebook Fieldtrip offers the chance to experience a combination of stunning natural scenery and over 10,000 years of man's intervention in the landscape - from pre-historic settlements to contemporary architecture. Each trip is presented in the guidebook with detailed maps, practical information and descriptions of the various buildings to see and visit. A more personal response to the days out is provided by groups and individuals. Five groups were taken on guided tours as the book was being researched. The guides for the research trips included a writer, an architect, a photographer, an artist and two historians. The three additional routes are recommendations from an artist, an architect and a designer. Each of the trips can be done in a single day, with most accessible by all members of the family from children to grandparents.
Route 01: On the road from Kilmartin to Glen Coe
A trip through the ancient landscape of The Highlands
Route 02: On the road around Loch Lomond
A day out in Scotland's first National Park
Route 03: Bike and boat along the Union Canal from Linlithgow to Falkirk
A tranquil and invigorating trip viewing open fields, royal palaces and great feats of engineering,
Route 04: ''Doon the Watter'' by train and ferry
Revisit the once familiar journey down the Clyde from Glasgow to the Isle of Bute.
Route 05 On foot in East Kilbride
From open country to 20th century new town - the evolution of East Kilbride
Route 06 By road from Stromness to Stenness, Orkney
A journey visiting the inspirational ancient monuments of Orkney
Route 07: By road and foot from Leuchars to Anstruther
Looking at unusual military structures in East Fife.
Route 08: By motorbike from Straiton to Kirkudbright
A journey following the path of the Galloway Hydros.
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