Andrew Bibby Andrew Bibby is a writer and journalist, the author of several non-fiction books about the English landscape and outdoors and two crime fiction titles set in the Lake District. He also writes on a range of other issues, including co-operative forms of business, community-based social enterprise and mutuality.

His extensive website can be found at

img_3325-smallChristopher Goddard is an author and surveyor based in Hebden Bridge. An obsessive cartographer, he has been drawing maps as long as he has been able to hold a pencil.

His distinctive hand-drawn guides to the landscape of Yorkshire complement his long-distance trail guides, all of which can be found at

Author Colin Speakman walking on Ilkley Moor. 6 May 2011. Picture Bruce Rollinson
(Picture Bruce Rollinson)

Colin Speakman is a keen walker and environmental campaigner, and the author or co-author of over 50 outdoor books. These include The Dales Way (now in its 11th edition), and walking guides to areas both in the UK and in mainland Europe, as well as poetry, topography, biography, transport history, and two literary anthologies.

Colin’s extensive list of books can be found on his Amazon author page

Chiz Dakin

Chiz Dakin is an “Outdoors” photographer and writer. Having discovered that she could string a few words together around her images, she has written four books. She is a frequent contributor to Trail’s walking routes, and has several published magazine articles on “adventurous walks” in the Alps, Slovenia, Patagonia and the Lake District. Oh and Antartica too.

Her website can be found at


Andrew McCloy is a writer, editor and journalist who specialises in walking and the outdoors. He’s written over 20 books covering all corners of the UK and spanning a variety of subjects, from long distance paths to coastal walking, national parks to countryside protection and the plight of rural pubs.

More about Andrew’s writing can be found on his OWPG (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild) profile.