Andrew Bibby


 

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Quality writing about the landscape and the outdoors

Since I live in a beautiful area of England, I am fortunate that I am able to combine work with pleasure. I am a member of Gritstone Publishing Co-operative, a new authors' co-operative specialising in books on the countryside and the oitdoor. 

The Backbone of England: Landscape and life on the Pennine watershed Published March 2008 (hardback). Revised paperback edition published March 2011. Ebook edition (Kindle) published by Gritstone Publishing, Autumn 2016, £3.50.

"In this wonderful book Andrew Bibby... not only helps us to savour the Pennine landscape;  he helps us to understand it, and he urges us to cherish it.  He shows us how this land was formed, what has happened and is happening to it, and – in a thoroughly un-preachy kind of way – why it matters.  This is a book of enjoyment and of revelation." - Chris Smith (Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury)

Feb 26th 2011: Andrew Bibby in conversation with interviewer John McCarthy about Backbone of England on BBC Radio 4's Excess Baggage programme. Listen again facility currently available (interview begins at timing 20.29)

Extracts from the book available here.


Also on an outdoor theme - but fiction, rather than non-fiction - are two crime novels, set in the high Lake District fells. The Bad Step and In the Cold of the Night are both published by Gritstone Publishing Co-operative. Both books are also available as ebooks.

The Bad Step

In the Cold of the Night


Freedom to Roam Guides

I was the series editor of a collection of books produced to celebrate the arrival in England of the right to roam at will in open country; I was also the author of five of the titles in this series. The books were published by Frances Lincoln Ltd in conjunction with the Ramblers' Association.

Wensleydale and Swaledale named as Guidebook of the Year in the Outdoor Writers' Guild annual awards

Published in March 2006:

  • Wharfedale and Nidderdale (the southern Yorkshire Dales)
  • Wensleydale and Swaledale (the northern Yorkshire Dales) Now out of print

Published in March 2005:

  • South Pennines and the Bronte Moors
  • Forest of Bowland with Pendle Hill and West Pennine Moors
  • The Pennine Divide

Reviews include: Guardian, Yorks Evening Post, Halifax Courier.


Walking in Purbeck (Dovecote Press)

This book has been in print for twenty years, a tribute perhaps to the continuing popularity for walkers of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, on England's south coast. A completely new (fourth) edition of the book, complete with OS maps, was published by Dovecote Press in Spring 2010. (Click on the image above to access two extracts from the book).


Selected journalism on an outdoors theme:


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