Originally devised by the legendary Alfred Wainwright, the Coast-to-Coast Walk has steadily become one of Britain's most popular long-distance walks.
MARTIN WAINWRIGHT is the Guardian's Northern Editor and author of Aurum's successful A Mini Adventure: 50 Years of the Iconic Small Car and Morris Minor: A Biography. He is well-known for writing on northern and countryside topics including a biography of walking pioneer, Alfred Wainwright (no relation), and The Coast-to-Coast Walk, a guide to one of the UK's most popular long distance trails, also published by Aurum. Martin Wainwright is also the editor of A Lifetime in Mountains and A Gleaming Landscape: A Hundred Years of the Guardian's Country Diary. He was awarded an MBE in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to the National Lottery Charities Board in Yorkshire and Humberside and lives in Leeds.