The contributors to this site are all authors who have written guides to the long-distance trails of Britain for the publisher Trailblazer.
This site was built and is maintained Henry Stedman. I’ve been writing guide books for the past 25 years including several of the titles featured on this website. They are the Trailblazer guides to the Hadrian’s Wall Path, Coast to Coast, Dales Way, North Downs Way and the Cleveland Way. I am also the co-author, with Joel Newton (see below), of the three guides to the South-West Coast Path.
For those trails that are featured on this website which I didn’t write, then they were written by one of my colleagues, and I merely updated them for a subsequent edition. So my knowledge of these trails is perhaps greater than that of the average hiker, but not as comprehensive as that of the author!
Joel Newton is the author of Trailblazer’s guide to the Thames Path and the co-author of the three guides to the South-West Coast Path. He has also updated a numerous other guides, including Offa’s Dyke, Cornwall (again)!, Exmoor and North Devon (again!!) and the West Highland Way. He has walked several other trails too, including Cotswolds Way, Great Glen Way (which is not yet on this site), the Hadrian’s Wall Path, and sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Pennine Way.
When not tramping around the UK, Joel’s day job involves working with the homeless in Hastings.
Daisy is Henry’s dog but any thoughts that ownership equates with control can be dismissed on this occasion. One part Parsons Russell Terrier to nine parts mischief, Daisy is the real brains of the outfit, though is happy for others to take the glory.
Together with her less sophisticated human companions, she has walked all of the trails featured on tis website save for the West Highland Way – and has the certificates to prove it.