Broadsheet writing

These days there aren’t as many opportunities to see your writing given the sort of room a broadsheet can give it. I first saw my Telegraph ‘Country Matters’ feature on the wonders of toad migration on my tablet, and it looks fine. Here’s the link to the Telegraph site. But I think I prefer the hard copy

That new book moment

You spend forever working on a book, especially a walking guide. There’s so much to get right. The text and maps have to be spot on. If not, there’s a chance somebody, somewhere, will go over a cliff (with your book in their pocket, or backpack). So, the process of research, writing and, finally, editing

Natural health service

I’ve recently put the finishing touches to a new walking guide to my home county, Pembrokeshire. It will be published next year as my second in a series for award-winning Pocket Mountains. The experience of spending a year walking, and photographing, landscapes that I’ve known for a lifetime was quite something. It involved some new

My new blog

When you write a book there is only so much that you can get in. There are word counts and deadlines to be respected, so the time comes when you have to say that’s that – and send it on it’s way. Ever since I finished up on Wilder Wales there have been things that

Getting noticed

It’s great to get some recogition from people in the know. So, thanks to the judges of the 2015 Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild Awards for Excellence, for giving Wilder Wales a ‘highly commended’ in the Outdoor Book category. And fingers crossed for The Great Outdoors Awards 2015 – TGO readers have shortlisted Wilder Wales

Top level

I spent a fascinating day recently up on the roof with master craftsman Alan Jones learning just a little about the Welsh thatching tradition. Yes, Welsh thatching – it turns out that slate is a new fangled Victorian fad and that way back when it was straw thatch that kept the rain out. Read the

New ‘Quality’

One of the best things about editing ‘Quality Wales’ for Visit Wales is the fascinating, inspiring people we get to talk to when we’re putting it together. For the latest edition that includes the very talented Will Holland at Coast, Welsh food evangelists Dai ‘Chef’ Davies and Eira Roche at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre and