Headwaters – by Phil Clayton

Phil Clayton’s book “Headwaters”

[Phil Clayton’s] fascinating journeys often take him to hidden nooks in spectatular countryside, where an uncompromising puddle can be the spring for a great river. But it’s the more innocuous and mundane examples that I found most intriguing. (WALK magazine )

‘Headwaters is a book to read from cover to cover, and along the way there is great variety, spiced with a wealth of ideas for long days in the hills.’ (TGO The Great Outdoors magazine )

‘From epic mountain days to pleasant strolls in UK parkland, it seems that visiting the sources of the country’s rivers really can take you anywhere… With adventures suggested up and down Britain this will help inspire your next foot-powered trip.’ (Wanderlust )

‘Each river source has a tale to tell and Phil Clayton reveals their beauty and their secrets.’ (NFU Countryside )

‘Profound meditations on the role of nature in shaping the human psyche certainly have their place, but every now and again it’s nice to encounter a straightforward, fact-rich book. Clayton’s new book, Headwaters, guides us to the origins of dozens of British rivers, throws in a goodly amount of historical detail and attempts to convince us that ‘wandering around looking for sources is a perfect Bank holiday activity’. I, for one, am sold.’ (Geographical )

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