Seeking a temporary escape from city life and a mad modern world, Alan Brown plots out a personal challenge: an epic coast to coast trip through the wils and lonely interior of the highlands. He traces a route from Argyllshire's Loch Etive across remote Rannoch Moor, the beautiful glens of Perthshire and dramatic Grampian terrain to reach the Moray First at Findhorn. Ready for all weathers and obstacles he succumbs to the hypnotic daily routine of ride, eat, sleep, repeat. He's savouring the landscapes, the wildlife and the solitude, and relishing self reliance. He's also picking up clues to past lives, and discovering how the land has been altered from game sports, or conserved for wild and birdlife.