Thanks for visiting my website. I’m a freelance writer based in Sheffield. I have weekly columns in several newspapers, write features for magazines throughout the UK and create educational resources. I am an author and have written several travel guides. My latest book is Around the Coast in 80 Days – published through Bloomsbury – and signed copies are available here.
Around the Coast in 80 Days
Around the Coast in 80 Days is an indispensable guide to the very best of Britain’s diverse coastline. Whether you have just an afternoon, a whole day, a free weekend, or a whole week to explore our wonderful country, this book will guide you to the 80 most interesting, fun and picturesque seaside spots our coast has to offer. Starting at Liverpool, one of the most fashionable tourist destinations in Europe, the book travels clockwise up to Scotland, down the east coast, across the southern shores, up through Wales and back to the northwest of England.
Covering nine coastal regions of Britain, chapters provide insights into the history, culture and key features of each place, how to get to there, where to eat – including the best places for fish and chips, and where to stay.
Accompanied by beautiful photography and a handy map, the book will delight families, couples and solo explorers of all ages and with all budgets. We all know there’s so much more to explore and enjoy in our beautiful country – this book will help you do just that. Acclaimed poet Ian McMillan writes the foreword and includes a delightful coastal poem.
Days Out Underground
Beneath our feet is a secret world – and you can visit it. The 50 underground adventures featured in this book are not just for intrepid potholers and other daredevils. Hidden beneath Britain are plenty of attractions open to everyone.
This is the definitive guide to the best days out underground. From caves to nuclear bunkers, sewers to secret railways, as well as abandoned mines, ancient crypts and labyrinthine tunnels, these unique tourist attractions are a journey through Britain’s hidden history going back thousands of years.
Travel writer Peter Naldrett explores each location with evocative, light-hearted text that reveals the fascinating history of why it came to be constructed, or how it was first discovered. As well as information about facilities and accessibility, Peter also includes essential advice about how to get there and when to go.
There are atmospheric full colour photographs throughout, and boxes that highlight precisely why you should visit, as well as things to look out for when you do. Days Out Underground has something to excite everyone, especially families – here’s how you entertain the kids on those wet-weather weekends!