Mary Welsh was a travel writer and an award-winning writer of walking books, having produced more than 40 walking guides. She wrote regular columns in magazines and newspapers and for the internet.
She lived in the north of England for nearly 30 years, after a childhood spent in rural Hertfordshire where she was educated and after which she went on to take a degree in biology in London. Lancashire provided her with some magnificent countryside and wonderful hidden corners to enjoy, and she introduced numerous readers to its many unexpected pleasures.
Sadly, Mary died in early 2017.