I’m a journalist working in both broadcast and print, and am the author of two wild swimming books, with another due to be published in 2021. My memoir about love, loss and landscape, The Green Hill, is crowdfunding with the publisher Unbound. See more here: www.unbound.com/books/thegreenhill
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.
For many years I was a reporter for the BBC, for both radio and TV, where I covered a multitude of stories, 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” which will be published in 2021.
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! )