Personal Information


Andrew McCloy


Englemere, Brookleton






DE45 1UT


01629 636125

Mobile Telephone Number

07792 759606

Email Address


Specialist Activities

Writer and journalist, access & recreation consultant

Specialist Areas

Access and rights of way, National Trails and long-distance walking, Land’s End to John o’Groats, Pennine Way, cycling in the Peak District, the Ramblers, community transport and rural social enterprise, the British coast, pubs, National Parks and rural communities and their sustainability

Professional Details

Short Biography

Writer, journalist and access/recreation consultant, Andrew specialises in books and articles on walking, cycling and the outdoors, plus consultancy work in access and outdoor recreation, with clients including local authorities, charities and developers. He has also acted as consultant route adviser for a charity walk between Land’s End and John o’Groats, having written the definitive guide to the route. He has also produced the first ever history of the Pennine Way. Andrew was formerly Information Officer for the Ramblers’ Association, an assistant youth hostel warden and Business Development Officer for Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport. (And also a postman for a while.) He is an elected parish member and committee chair on the Peak District National Park Authority; a past member and chair of the Peak District Local Access Forum; and a parish councillor and school governor in Derbyshire.

Professional Activities

Freelance writer & journalist; contributor to Walk magazine (The Ramblers), Countryside Voice (CPRE), The Guardian, Woman’s World; access and recreation consultant, community transport consultant.

Recent Publications

The Land’s End to John o’Groats Walk (Cordee 2001), The Peak District Pub Guide (Johnson Publishing 2002), 50 Walks in Cambridgeshire & the East Midlands (AA Publishing 2003), The Peak District Cafe & Tearoom Guide (Johnson Publishing 2003), Walking Coastal Britain (New Holland 2005), Peakland Pubs: A Pint Size History (Halsgrove, 2005), 40 Short Walks in the Peak District (AA Publishing 2011), The Pennine Way – The Path, the People, the Journey (Cicerone Press, 2016). Peak District Boundary Walk – editor (Friends of the Peak District, 2017).


Gold Arrow, 1st Belmont Cub Scouts (c1973); The Land’s End to John o’Groats Walk – Highly Commended, OWG Awards 2003; The Pennine Way: The Path, the People, the Journey – shortlisted for Best Outdoor Book in the TGO Awards 2016

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