© 2021 Alex Roddie
Award-winning outdoor and nature writer, editor, author, and photographer.
A long-anticipated return to the hills
This week’s reads include pieces on the relationship between walking and thinking, how class remains a barrier to enjoyment of the outdoors, and recent woes with outdoor and mountain smartphone apps.
A quiet, cold spring, but with plenty of standout moments.
‘Just experiencing the moment was enough. The trail helped me to remember that a sunset is beautiful – and an experience is real – even if you don’t Instagram it.’
After feedback, tweaks and revisions, here is the cover for my upcoming Cape Wrath Trail book, The Farthest Shore.
It’s often said that the cover is the most important element of any book. Here’s a glimpse into what goes into creating a non-fiction cover.
On a multi-day walk, you need tasty food that provides enough energy at a minimum pack weight. Alex Roddie tests out three off-the-shelf meals for backpacking.
Owls, roe deer, warblers, and more.
A few insights into what goes on behind the scenes gear testing for a major outdoor magazine.
It’s been a great start to the year’s wildlife photography season.
Why do we search for solitude when we go into the mountains? Is it to get away from it all, or is it to connect with something else?
How can we do better?