50 Walks on the Essex Coast – 2nd Reprint

After selling almost 2500 copies 50 Walks on the Essex Coast will shortly be reprinted for the second time. Proofs have been agreed with Matador and another 1500 copies will be printed. In the meantime the book is still available, although Amazon keep running out of...

Not How I Expected my Dartmoor Walk to End

18th August I went for a walk on Dartmoor, heading for Wild Tor from close to the village of Chagford. All was going well. I found a Bronze Age Stone Circle on Buttern Hill, ate my lunch, then headed further into the moor. And here’s a quick summary of events from...

Coastal Erosion on Mersea Island

It’s a wonderful walk round Mersea Island; in many ways a microcosm of the Essex coast.  I first did it in 2011 when visiting all 43 tidal islands which can be walked to from mainland UK. Mersea is the largest of these and No Boat Required describes my walk and much...

More Dartmoor Walks

In the last couple of weeks I’ve completed seven more Dartmoor walks. Some were checking previously walked routes and two were new ones – all for my next book. Unfortunately as coronavirus has curtailed visits to the West Country the book won’t be completed...

Hamford Water

While the beaches at Clacton, Frinton and Walton were packed, last week I enjoyed a far quieter walk beside Hamford Water, the large inlet south of Harwich also known as The Walton Backwaters. It is a hugely important site for birds and was the setting for Arthur...