I first began to record my trailside observations in 1974 – shortly after completing a three-day expedition on the Pennine Way. I derived such pleasure in re-reading the tales of my adventures that I have persisted in this writing project – and, having completed well over 440 days on British and Irish footpaths – I have amassed a huge amount of material. Much of this was utilized in the writing of A Walker’s Alphabet: adventures on the long-distance footpaths of Great Britain (published by Authorhouse in 2010) but on this website I hope to share all of my experiences with publication of the journals themselves.
Though not intended to replicate guidebook instructions in any way, the journals may be of use to those of you who are planning your own expeditions or to those who may wish to relive your own experiences on the routes we have walked. In the accounts included on this website I have recorded the miles we actually walked – and these may not be official figures. Keep on trekking!