Going to the mountains is going home.John Muir
Linking Huntly with the Cairngorms National Park through a 21 day walkHamish Fulton came from Canterbury and walked across the Cairngorms in Spring 2010, starting from Huntly town square. The Cairngorms are one of the last wilderness areas in Europe and few other places offer the possibility of several days of walking without human interaction or interference. This area, as Hamish puts it, has ‘a special place in my heart’. Huntly is situated in the foothills of the Cairngorms but, regrettably to some, not within the geographic and political boundaries of the National Park. Taking you from the town square of Huntly up the Clashmach and into the Cairngorms, Hamish’s footpath is oblivious to geographic and political boundaries. His work asks the question: can the act of walking be a political and artistic action?