Adventure addict Keith Foskett adores travel and the outdoors. A veteran of El Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Pacific Crest, Appalachian Trail and more, he follows a different lifestyle. Adventure and chasing dreams come first, convention and acceptance are second.
In this book he shares a collection of trips, thoughts and observations from his award-winning blog. From the extremes of the New Mexico wilderness to his beloved South Downs in England, he observes the world with clarity, hope, daydreams and humour.
With tales of local history, the changing of the seasons, facing death and pursuing his chosen path, this is a glimpse into one man's unfaltering passion to follow his dreams.
About the author.
Keith Foskett has hiked over 10,000 miles in recent years and holds a deep respect for our outdoor spaces.
He has written several Amazon best-selling books and contributes to various outdoor publications. Two of his books have been short-listed for outdoor book of the year by The Great Outdoors magazine, and his blog was voted outdoor blog of the year by the Go Outdoors group.
Partial to a decent bottle of Rioja, he nurtures an unhealthy interest in down sleeping bags and woollen underwear.
He was born and still lives in south-east England.
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About the Author
For those who hear the call of the wild - a lifetime of wonder and danger await. It is one of the last great callings of the outdoorsman that keeps the passion for exploration alive in this day and age. Keith Foskett is no stranger to its sprawling song, having grown up against a backdrop of rolling hills in the English countryside. His passion for hiking and the outdoors was nurtured in this place, leading to a lifetime of exploration and discovery that his taken him across thousands of open miles across the planet.
Beginning with three hikes of El Camino de Santiago in Spain, Keith’s appetite for long-distance hiking evolved. Since then he has completed all 2640 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in America as well as 2200 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail.
His deep respect for the natural wonders of the world has left him in awe, and ever vigilant for the next great adventure.
Perhaps it is a combination of his early years fostering a love and deep connection to the world around him and his later travels that spoke to the storyteller within. For Keith has found success and acclaim off the trail as well, sharing his stories and his knack for narrative in both books and outdoor publications. In recent years, two of his titles have been shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year and his blog was voted #1 of the year. Always hands-on in all that he does, Keith finds time to bare his wandering soul with other nature lovers on his blog.
Nurturing a strange fascination with down sleeping bags and woollen underwear, Keith knows that for all the adventure that await there is no place like home - the rolling green hills of West Sussex, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Keith is an adventurer and through-hiker having walked the Pacific Crest Trail in USA and El Camino de Santiago in France and Spain. Oh and he also likes doing these walks in a lightweight fashion, very little extra clothing and very little by way of sleeping comforts. But then he also loves Britain and in particular the South Downs. Keith's previous books have each been focused on a particular walk and the experiences he has on each. This new book takes a slightly different approach. What this book offers is a collection of short stories that let you quickly and easily get a flavour of Keith's honest and entertaining writing. You don't need to set aside a whole weekend or longer to to experience a 1000mile journey, you can jump in for a 15 minute ramble along the South Downs in springtime in chapter 1 - Siren of Spring, or in an hour or so experience an abridged flavour of El Camino in chapter 5. And around these chapter are others that include seeing Keith getting lost in fields around his town, following the river Wey, indulging in some walking through history, and proving he isn't a superhero when he has to cut short his Pacific Crest Trail hike. Oh, and the rules you have to abide by to be able to stroke the marble! Enjoy this book, then go and get his back catalogue.
Keith writes books like great artists paint pictures. He paints a living picture with words. As you read, you fall into step beside him as he walks; you see what he sees and for those of us who follow the conventional path in life this book, like his others, gives an opportunity to be somewhere else, feel something else and experience another way. If you appreciate a wonderful photograph, a beautifully shot film or time to breathe in an art gallery, take time out and read this....
I have read all of Keith Foskett's books and have enjoyed each one. Travelled Far takes a different format from his previous books. It is a collection of short memoirs from multiple hikes. This would be a great book to take along while hiking or camping to have for a little evening reading before bed. I may never hike the places described in this book, but I feel like I was along for the journey. Foskett has a way of bringing the trail to you through the pages of his books.
Having really enjoyed Keiths previous books I was looking forward to this. It is quite different in that it is a collection of several short stories about his walks in the UK and further afield rather than just dealing with one adventure. I love how he writes about his experiences and always feel inspired to get planning my next walk (short or long) straight away. Thoroughly recommend this and his other books and looking forward to the next one.
I have read all of the Fozzie's books and enjoyed this one immensely. As a long distance hiker myself, I enjoy his detailed narrative of scenery, places and people as well as his humor and sarcasm. Having never been to England or on the Camino, it was refreshing material from a refreshing perspective. Definitely must read!