I am an outdoor and nature writer, editorial professional, author, speaker, and photographer.


My work is all about the stories that matter: wildness, adventure, the environment, and our place in the world. My writing has been published internationally in many magazines and books. I am editor of Sidetracked magazine, and am also a widely published outdoor and adventure photographer.

My books

Learn more about my books here, or go straight to each book’s page on the respective publisher’s website below.

The Farthest Shore
The Farthest Shore

The Farthest Shore is the story of Alex’s Roddie’s winter Cape Wrath Trail. As he journeyed through a vanishing winter, Alex found answers to his questions, learnt the nature of true silence, and discovered frightening evidence of the threats faced by Scotland’s wild mountain landscape. With Vertebrate Publishing.

Wanderlust Alps
Wanderlust Alps

Co-edited with German publisher gestalten, this large-format book charts the most treasured hiking routes in the Alps. Aimed at those with an appetite for adventure, Wanderlust Alps offers a rich mix of treks for hikers looking for trails both short and long, popular and obscure.

Wanderlust Europe
Wanderlust Europe

Co-edited with gestalten. Wanderlust Europe showcases Europe’s most awe-inspiring walking and backpacking routes. Offering expert knowledge on how best to experience the wild outdoors, this beautiful large-format book combines first-hand tips with informative maps and an array of spectacular photography.

Latest blog posts

Magazines I work with

Sidetracked -- editor
Sidetracked – editor

After several years as Sidetracked magazine’s sub-editor, I became editor in 2020. I have worked extensively on every issue since Volume 4, and have helped to deliver commissioned brand projects such as the bi-annual Sidetracked Equipped gear showcase.

The Great Outdoors -- feature writer, contributing editor
The Great Outdoors – feature writer, contributing editor

I’ve been a regular feature writer and walks contributor for TGO since 2015. Between 2017 and 2019 I was the magazine’s digital editor. I’ve also edited several issues of the print magazine, and regularly test and review gear.

Some of my best online writing

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