About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts has been walking the Thames towpath and exploring the river and Docklands since 1981 when he worked on the Thames Walk Feasibility Study which resulted the Countryside Commission persuading the government to designate the 180 mile route as a national trail.

In addition to writing three Thames books, Leigh Hatts was for a decade the author of the London Transport Walks Book series. He also devised the 20 mile Bournemouth Coast Path which now links the South West Coast Path to the Solent Way to create a 652 mile coast route from Minehead to Emsworth. In addition to a guide to this route he has written walks books featuring Dorset’s coast and countryside and the New Forest.

The author worked as a reporter with the walkers’ magazine TGO and as arts correspondent of the Catholic Herald. He is co-founder of Bankside Press and London’s SE1 community website.

Contact Leigh at [email protected]