Exclusive: the original Southern Upland Way book cover

Published 9 October 2013

Wild Camping outside Abbey St Bathans

It’s about two and a quarter years now since I walked the Southern Upland Way – a walk I have very fond memories of, and is perhaps my greatest walking achievement.

Whilst I was walking it, I always knew I was going to write a book about it – the book which became The Secret Coast to Coast.

The book took me a while to write, even though I’d written much of the initial draft whilst working. But designing a cover was even harder. The eventual cover selection I love. It was taken next to my wild camping spot on the penultimate day of the hike. I love seeing my old worn boots, dusty from the hiking, next to the stream. Lovely.

But whilst clearing out some files on my hard drive, I found the original proposal. With hindsight I now wish I’d used this instead. I’m sure you’ll agree that it really is far superior. Well apart from the misspelling of Scotland anyway.

Proposed book cover for the Secret Coast to Coast

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