I’m a journalist working in both broadcast and print, and am the author of two books. I live on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor in Devon, and spend most of my free time swimming outdoors in rivers, lakes and the sea. You can read about what I get up to in the water here.
My main job is as a news reporter for the BBC, for both radio and TV, where I’ve covered a multitude of stories over the last twenty years, everything from skateboarding ducks through to interviewing the Prime Minister.
I also write features for national newspapers, mainly the Daily Telegraph but also the Guardian, on issues ranging from health and the family to leisure and sport.
I have written two books with my friend Matt Newbury. The latest, “Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon” is published by Wild Things Publishing. We are currently working on a new book, “Wild Swimming Walks: Cornwall”.
Our first was “Beyond the Beach: the secret wild swims of Torbay”. Read more about these on the ‘Books’ page.
We recently featured in a film about wild swimming produced by Nick Smith from ITV West Country. You can watch it here (all 2 minutes of it! )