Harri Roberts was born in Newport, South Wales. He grew up on a farm in the nearby village of Henllys and later attended universities in Aberystwyth, Swansea and Pontypridd. He has published a number of academic texts on Welsh literature and culture, but is now better known as a writer of walking guides.
Harri is the author of Carmarthen Bay & Gower, part of Northern Eye Books’ Top 10 series of circular walks along the Wales Coast Path, and a guide in Vertebrate Publishing’s hill-walking series, Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons. He has also completed one of the official guides to the Wales Coast Path (for the Carmarthenshire and Gower section of the path), which is due to be published by Northern Eye Books in autumn 2014. Harri has also route-checked walks for the AA in North Wales, South Wales and the Cotswolds, and devised a five-day walk around the Black Mountains for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
Harri’s most recent venture involves his partner, Tracy Burton. Together they have founded an e-publishing company called camau (Welsh for ‘steps’), which has produced a series of walking guides in a variety of digital formats. Books include walks from castles in Monmouthshire, Newport and Cardiff, and the Welsh Marches; a series of walks based on the life of Dylan Thomas; and a book of circular walks on the Gower Peninsula. They are currently working on two big projects: an end to end walk across Wales from Holyhead to Chepstow (‘O Fôn i Fynwy’), and a coastal walk connecting the end of the Wales Coast Path in Chepstow with the start of the South West Coast Path in Minehead.