"He is an illuminating companion
…frequently comic, his voice is original and engaging
; proof that it is the walker, not the path, that counts." (Independent
"An immensely enjoyable
book: curious, articulate, intellectually playful
and savagely candid." (The Spectator
"He records more than impressions: there are fascinating
excursions into neglected areas of British history, and conversations with hippies, travellers and farmers, which makes Mr Thomson’s journey a joy to follow.
" (Country Life
"Often funny and always enlightening
" (Candida Lycett Green Countryfile
"I would love to walk with Thomson
" (John Sutherland Financial Times
WINNER OF THE 2014 THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE
Award-winning British travel writer Hugh Thomson explores the most exotic and foreign country of them all - his own.