Paddy Dillon meets a reader
Paddy Dillon, author of many Cicerone walking and trekking guidebooks, seems to be walking and either researching new guides or updating old ones every day. But it's not often he has chance to chat to guidebook users such as James.
Paddy Dillon, author of many Cicerone walking and trekking guidebooks, seems to be walking and either researching new guides or updating old ones every day. But it's not often he has chance to chat to guidebook users such as James:
James was walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way, followed by the Tabular Hills Walk, when he met the guidebook author, Paddy Dillon, at Levisham. Paddy was updating his route descriptions en route to Helmsley and the start of the Cleveland Way.
It turned out that James had used one of Paddy's guidebooks to walk the classic GR5 through the French Alps, and hopes to return to the Maritime Alps to walk the variant GR52. He also has his sights fixed on the formidable GR20 through Corsica. No stranger to long-distance trails, James has walked the Pennine Way, Hadrian's Wall Path (by Mark Richards), the Cotswolds Way and South Downs Way (by Kev Reynolds), most of the South West Coast Path and the GR221 through Mallorca.
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications, and has appeared on radio and TV. Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain’s National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.