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David Berry

About David Berry

David is an experienced walker with a love of the countryside and an interest in local history. He is the author of a series of Kittiwake walks guidebooks covering North Wales, where he has lived and worked for many years. Whether on a riverside ramble or mountain walk he greatly appreciates the beauty, culture and history of the landscape and hopes that his comprehensive guidebooks will encourage people to explore on foot its diverse scenery and rich heritage.


He has undertaken many long distance walks, including coast-to-coast crossings of England, Scotland and Wales. Perhaps the most challenging was a continuous mountain walk the length of Wales from the Gower to Snowdonia, which raised money for the British Heart Foundation, undertaken in a corset having being diagnosed with a slipped disc a a few days prior to the start! He has put this considerable experience to good use by devising three long distance walking trails - the Dee Way, the Conwy Valley Way and the Mawddach-Ardudwy Trail. He has also recently written a comprehensive guidebook to the new Shropshire Way.


He worked for years as a freelance writer for Walking Wales magazine, contributing articles of interest and walks. More recently he has contributed to the Ramblers Walk magazine.


He has also undertaken contract work for a specialist environmental consultancy firm as a Rights of Way surveyor and was a key member of the core survey team involved in the Wales National RoW Condition Survey commissioned by the Countryside Council for Wales in 2002. His task was to survey RoW'S in randomly selected target squares across a substantial area of North Wales using pioneering high tech equipment.


This RoW surveying work combined with his years of researching routes for his guidebooks has given him an extensive knowledge of the RoW network across North Wales. He served as a member of Denbighshire Local Access Forum (2002-7) - a statutory body empowered to advise the local authority and other organisations on the new legal right of public access to defined areas of land and on improvements to RoW's under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.


He is a member of the Ramblers and a lifetime member of the National Trust. He has occasionally led walks and offered specialist advice to tourist bodies. He has also shared his passion for walking by giving talks to small groups and organisations. Despite all these other endeavours he is probably at his happiest with boots on his feet and a rucksack on his back!






David's books are available from local tourist information centres, all good bookshops, outdoor shops and other local outlets which vary from area to area. Alternatively any book can be ordered direct from Kittiwake