John Davison

walker, author, geographer

The Pennine Way: radar station on Great Dun Fell, Cumbria.


Hi, and welcome to my website.


You’ve probably arrived here because you’re interested in walking and, maybe, backpacking too.


I hope the information on this site will inspire you to start planning your own trips and inform you sufficiently so that you can carry them out.


I’m here to show you that walking and backpacking are very “do-able”, so don’t sit there gazing out of the office window!  Get outdoors.  Meet people, see places.  Use the method of travel relied upon for most of human history: walking.


There should be enough here to start you off, but if you still have unanswered questions, drop me an email from the contact page.

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