Graham Wilson lives and writes in Macclesfield. He is the author of several idiosyncratic and well reviewed books about hill walking. The first, Macc and the Art of Long Distance Walking, was published in 1998 and a new edition was released in summer 2007. His most recen bookt, A Rope of Writers, a look at a century of UK mountain literature, was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize in autumn 2006.
Titles by Graham Wilson
A wry, off-beat look at walking and climbing in the British hills, Climbing Down is an excellent read, full of dry humour and unexpected topics. It was Book of the Week in The Guardian (Travel section) and is illustrated with hand-drawn maps by Gerry Dale. As well as the Peak District, the terrain covered includes Scottish hills, the Yorkshire Centurion and an Irish island.
Macc & the Art of Long Distance Walking first hit the bookstands in May 1998. Its distinctive mix of walks, wit, literature and pubs was such a success that it was reprinted almost at once and has since become something of a minor classic. It includes walks in the Peak District, the Welsh Three Thousanders and the Bob Graham Round. Millrace has brought out a new (2007) edition of Macc & the Art of Long Distance Walking. The text has been updated and a new chapter and introduction added.
Reviews of the first edition:
“Full of unexpected and engaging diversions into mountaineering literature, social history, the right to roam and maps. Dry humour and forthright opinions
thread the book... one of the most refreshing reads I’ve had for a long time.”
Kevin Borman, High
“Once I’d started reading I couldn’t put it down.”
Jerry Rawson, TGO
‘It brings to mind the light-hearted—and well-written—air of the classic
Jerome K Jerome, Three Men in a Boat.’
John Muir Trust Journal
Don't mothball those walking boots yet: there's a new, post-Wainwright challenge. Graham Wilson has devised a high-level circular route based on the county tops (old and new) of northern England. Volume I covers the western reaches, starting at Three Shire Head (where Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire meet) and finishing at Carlisle.
List Price £14.95