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After a short-service commission in the Army, Jeff Williams trained in paediatric medicine and subsequently worked as a consultant paediatrician at a hospital in North Wales for 30 years. During that time he wrote walking and climbing guides for the Stubai, Silvretta and Ötztal Alps. In 2010 Walking in the Drakensberg was published by Cicerone.
After retirement Jeff trained as a safari guide in South Africa and currently teaches newly qualified guides the art of approaching dangerous animals on foot with clients.
When he is at home in North Wales he lectures on safari guiding and walking in the areas covered by his publications.
This guidebook presents 75 day walks of 1 to 26km in South Africa's Maloti-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in KwaZulu Natal and easily accessible from Johannesburg, Harrismith, Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the region boasts dramatic cliffs, gorges and waterfalls, abundant wildlife and 2000 year old rock paintings.
Walking in the Ardennes covers 32 day walks between 2 and 24km and one multi-stage route, the Sentier du Nord. The Ardennes region in southern Belgium overlaps into Luxembourg and France and features rolling hills, deep valleys, rivers and wide reaches of forest. Walks take in WW2 battlefields, medieval castles, towns and villages.