The Salt Path is a memoir written by Raynor Winn about her and her husband’s journey walking the entire length of the UK coastline. The couple were facing financial difficulties when they made the decision to leave their home and travel along the coast, relying on what they could forage and scavenge from nature. The book tells of their many adventures and misadventures during their six-month journey, as well as offering insights into life in coastal communities around Britain.
For who is this book for ?
The Salt Path is for anyone who enjoys a good travel memoir. Winn’s lyrical writing style brings the British coastline to life, and her stories of adventure and survival are sure to interest readers of all ages.
- The Salt Path is an informative and entertaining read, offering a unique glimpse into coastal life in the UK.
- The author’s writing style is engaging and easy to read, making for an enjoyable journey along the coastline.
- The book contains many beautiful black-and-white photographs that capture the essence of this stunning landscape.
- The Salt Path can be repetitive at times
- It does not offer a lot of insight into coastal communities around Britain
- The ending is slightly anticlimactic
Learn more about the author
Raynor Winn is a writer and former psychotherapist. She has written two previous books, both of which were autobiographical in nature.
“The Salt Path is a beautifully written and emotive account of the authors’ journey along the British coastline. The raw honesty with which Winn recounts both the highs and lows of their adventure makes for compelling reading, and her love for, and connection to, our natural world shines through on every page.”
“An absolutely stunning read. I could not put it down.”
“This is the most beautiful, heartbreaking and inspiring book I have read in a long time. Winn’s descriptions of nature are poetic and her account of their journey- full of humour, sadness and hope- kept me gripped from beginning to end.”
“An engrossing, lyrical tale of self-discovery and the transforming power of nature”