It was described by an unknown writer in the early 1900s as:

“A place abounding in nothing but precipitous hills, yawning passes, and endless marshy mosses, through which strangers and foreigners may never hope to pass. A spot isolated from all known regions of civilisation, and destitute even of the ordinary privilege of accommodation roads, by which its wilds may be explored and its desolation seen.”

Our unknown writer continues:

“A place so wildly desolate and inhospitably barren, that nothing but the firmest nerve, urged on by dire necessity, could ever induce a human being to traverse it."