I am an award-winning freelance writer and photographer, specialising in all things to do with the outdoors. A journalist since 1990, I gave up my desk job as a newspaper sub-editor in 2001 to go travelling in Asia. On my return to the UK, I decided to focus on the activities I love the most – hill-walking, writing, travelling and photography. Needless to say, I've never looked back! Now, as well as writing guidebooks, I am a regular contributor to several magazines and newspapers, and I do copywriting/interpretation work for tourism and conservation bodies.