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Steve Cracknell

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Steve Cracknell grew up in Yorkshire, England discovering the joys of blisters on the North York Moors while completing the Lyke Wake Walk. He studied engineering then archaeology at Cambridge University and became a field archaeologist, digging in Britain and Europe before trading in his trowel for a computer. Publishing and web design were his next challenges.
Moving to France in 1997 he discovered the Pyrenees and long-distance walking, first tackling the French Pyrenean Way (GR10) and then the Spanish Senda Pirenaica (GR11). In 2016 he plans to walk from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean for a third time, on the Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne.

Average rating: 3.8 · 10 ratings · 4 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
If you only walk long enough

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Quebrantaheusos (Spanish), bearded vulture, Lammergeyer vulture (English), Gypaète barbu (French)Quebrantaheusos (Spanish), bearded vulture, Lammergeyer vulture (English), Gypaète barbu (French)

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The French and English names (gypaète barbu and bearded vulture) refer to its distinctive red “beard” but the Spanish name for the Gypaetus barbatus, Quebrantahuesos tells you more about it: the name means “bone breaker”.

And that’s what the bird does. I...

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Real Tigers by Mick Herron
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Feral by George Monbiot
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On ancient maps the space between the known world and terra incognita was often filled with dragons. We didn’t know much about it but we did know it was dangerous. This is Monbiot’s homeland.
In Feral George Monbiot invites us to join him in this wild
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The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
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The Shepherd’s Life is a reminder of how the urban view of the countryside differs from the perspective of those who actually get their hands dirty. Rebanks’ family is ‘hefted’ to the Lake District: like their sheep, attached to a particular area. He ...more
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Bear Mountain by Mick Webb
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A quick read, more of a long essay than a book, Bear Mountain tackles the controversy in an accessible way. It is a complex subject and it would have been easy to get bogged down in the details but Mick Webb's storyline - following his travels - make ...more
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Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
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An impressive book, taking in all aspects of walking and how it has evolved from necessity to pleasure, by way of religious pilgrimages and protest marches. Erudite yet easy to read.
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
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