I’m a writer, editor and photographer specialising in adventure travel, the outdoor industry, and genre fiction. I’m Online Editor of The Great Outdoors (TGO) magazine, the UK’s leading authority on backpacking and hillwalking.

Many of the articles on this site are devoted to the wild places of Britain and Europe, and I have been an active backpacker, mountaineer and climber for over a decade. I am a feature writer for TGO and UKHillwalking.com. I have also written for Trail, Mountain Pro Magazine, On Landscape, and other titles in the UK outdoor press. In a former life I was a barman at the Clachaig Inn, Glen Coe.

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You can find out more about my editorial work at Pinnacle Editorial (established July 2014). I am an Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. I offer copywriting, developmental content editing, copy-editing and proofreading services – originally for indie fiction authors, but increasingly for the outdoor publishing industry too.

My ongoing roles:

  • The Great Outdoors (TGO) 2017-present: Online Editor and regular feature writer. I’m also an occasional sub-editor and copywriter.
  • Sidetracked 2015-present: Sub-Editor. Sidetracked is a tri-annual adventure travel magazine with an emphasis on grand journeys and top-notch photography.