Beyond the Footpath:
mindful adventures for modern pilgrims
A book to take you on a journey to places of spiritual or personal significance, and show you how to travel in a way that enhances your connection to the world and to yourself. Whether you choose a long-distance trail, an ascent of an awe-inspiring mountain, a walk in an ancient forest, a journey to a temple, stone circle or sacred garden, or simply a lunchtime stroll to somewhere special, it has suggestions and tips to inspire you to open the door and walk into a world of wonder.
‘A treasure trove of inspiration…[Beyond the Footpath] shows us how to make the most of the calm beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, as well as offering practical guidance on where to find – and how to travel to – those special places.’ Raynor Winn, best-selling author of The Salt Path
‘Inspirational yet practical. With mindful exercises and tracks to take. Discover the benefits of being a modern pilgrim’ Country Living
‘A brilliant solution to restoring balance and rediscovering meaning’ The Simple Things
“… while the amount of people to have walked to the Camino now seems to outnumber those who haven’t, this book widens its gaze, serving a rare secular view …as well as challenges that tug at the soul…” Wilderness Magazine
Hidden Villages of Britain
Inspired by the popular Channel 4 programme ‘Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages’, this book explores the most interesting and beautiful examples of British villages. Using the Batstford guides of the 1930s as a starting point, it is a journey around tucked-away places, from honey-coloured Cotswolds cottages to Scottish fishing communities. Along the way it explores village traditions, encompassing folklore, history and newer ways of life.
The National Trust Book of the Coast
A trip around the British coastline, from saltmarsh to dune systems to spectacular beaches. Published to celebrate 50 years of the National Trust’s Neptune Coastline Campaign, it focuses on the shoreline in the National Trust’s care. Alongside descriptions and history of the coast, there are suggestions of things to do, wildlife to see and six essays by notable writers.