About me

My books include Walking the Woods and the Water, Where the Wild Winds Are and a work of gonzo ornithology, The Parakeeting of London. My latest book, Outlandish, was published in May 2021. I am also working on a novel and a short story collection.

My articles have appeared in The Guardian, The Economist, New Internationalist, Emergence, Resurgence & Ecologist, Caught By the River, Narratively, Political Insight, Geographical and other publications.

I am an editor and co-director of the Dark Mountain Project, and an editorial consultant for John Murray Press.

You can find out a bit about what I do by watching my TEDx talk about my 2,500-mile walk through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey to Istanbul.

OUTLANDISH, the third travel book in a loose trilogy about walking and Europe, is published by John Murray Press. You can find out more about it here.