My name is David Marsden and I’m a gardener. (I write about gardening, the wildlife I encounter and other stuff on my blog, ‘The Anxious Gardener‘). As well as gardening, Biggles and Revels, my great love is walking.
I’ve walked long distance footpaths since I was a teenager but moving to London, mortgages and various careers got between me and my boots, and I stopped for many years. Then, in 2008, I walked part of The Cumbria Way and I was hooked again.
To escape the trivia of every-day working life and see, close up, the beauty of the British Isles is a sharp, barbed hook. I love the solitary nature of my walks: the slow progress over a vast, often stunning, landscape; from one hot bath to the next. Now, once a year or so, I pre-book all my accommodation, pack a rucksack and go off to walk for a bit.
I generally go early in the year when the paths are empty and the hills quiet; accommodation easily available and gardening at a low ebb. ‘The Walking Gardener’ is a record of some of those walks.
If you would like to hear of new posts, enter your email address at the top of this page.
Welcome to ‘The Walking Gardener.’