Reviews

This may be over- ambitious – I seem to find it hard to keep up with my posts just about the walking that I am doing. But I do find from time to time that I am reading something, or looking at someone’s blog or website or have come across something else media- related to walking and hiking and generally moving around the world on foot that I would like to comment on. The idea of reviews here is not to sing someone’s praise but to offer what I hope will be at least an interesting opinion, at best a critique of the subject. I hope to not just do this on my own but sometimes to have such comment contributed by others who have a better knowledge of a subject or who have an interesting point of view.

Wales at the Water’s Edge – a review (Gomer 2012)

December 14, 2014
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Writer: Jon Gower Photographer: Jeremy Moore Publisher: Gomer Press    £19.99 Hardback: 160 pages This book was published in 2012 to coincide with the formal opening of the Wales Coast Path and is described on the cover as “a visual and verbal evocation of that journey”. The foreword, written by the chair of the Countryside Council […]

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The Wales Coast Path: A Practical Guide for Walkers

June 22, 2014
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 Authors: Christopher Goddard and Katherine Evans Published by St David’s Press in  March 2014 ISBN 978-1902719-344 Paperback:208 pages Size: 130mm x 228mm Weight: 400 grammes (about 1 lb) Price:  £14.99 ………………… The Wales Coast Path was officially opened in May 2012. Most of the path follows established rights of way and much of it is […]

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Review of “The Welsh Coast” a book of photography by Peter Watson

May 26, 2014
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Publisher: Frances Lincoln Published 2010 ISBN 9780711231115 Hardback : 113 pages Price: £16.99 Signed copies can be obtained directly from the photographer at his website. I am grateful to him for allowing me to use his images for this post. I have not altered them in any way other than to adjust their size. ************************ […]

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A review of “The Old Ways” by Robert Macfarlane

April 13, 2014
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  Published by Hamish Hamilton ISBN 978-0-241-14381-0 Paperback edition here at Amazon for £6.99! (the pics are just for pretty) Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge with a post of Senior Lecturer in Post-WWII Literature in English. His research and writing interests include the nature-writing tradition and travel writing – mostly about […]

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“Walking Home” by Simon Armitage – an account of walking the Pennine Way

February 9, 2014
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Published: 2012 by  Faber and Faber Hardback and paperback editions Paperback cover price: £8.99 In June 1980 ,sandwiched in my photograph album between a bicycle ride by the Thames with friends from Hackney Community Housing and my dancing at the Pontadawe Folk Festival with the  Angel Morris Men,  I spent several days walking on the Pennine […]

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Backpacking tutorial videos from Cleverhiker.com

June 19, 2013
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CleverHiker.com is an american based company whose mission is “To Create the Worlds Best backpacking tutorial Videos”. Making videos these days is as easy as sliding your camera (or smartphone) setting to video and pressing the red button. Uploading to blogs,  websites and, of course, YouTube is almost as easy. Making good, instructive  videos that people […]

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