British writer and author based in Japan.
I grew up in the remote and green hills of North Wales, a quiet and idyllic setting, and still the place I think of as ‘home’. The rugged peaks of Snowdonia were the place where I first developed an interest in mountains and the outdoors, a passion that has only continued to grow.
After studying Medieval History at the University of Manchester, I eventually ended up in the sprawling metropolis of Osaka, a bustling port city in the Kansai region , and even after nearly a decade in Japan, I’m still regularly baffled, charmed and excited by this unique country.
I have written for The Guardian, The Japan Times, Forbes Travel Guide, Japan Today, Taiken Japan, Bunkacho (the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan) and Kansai Scene Magazine among others. In between writing, travelling and teaching, I like to climb mountains and dabble in photography.
I am a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Currently working on a new guidebook, ‘Walking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mt. Fuji’, to be published in early 2019 by Cicerone Press.