Personal Information


John Coppack


The Cottage, Rudding Lane, Follifoot




North Yorkshire


HG3 1 DQ


O1423 870640

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Specialist Activities

Writer and publisher

Specialist Areas

North-west Lancashire, south-east Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales

Professional Details

Short Biography

John Coppack was born in Lancashire, lived in Liverpool during his childhood before moving with his parents to rural North Yorkshire where he has lived ever since.

John is a law graduate of the University of London. Until he took early retirement to concentrate on writing he held a senior position within a multinational healthcare company headquartered in the United States.

John has traveled extensively throughout Europe, United States, southern India and Australia. He is married with one daughter.

Professional Activities

John Coppack has completed a new walking guidebook titled The Kendal Limestone Way. This describes a 63 mile walk from the North Yorkshire market town of Skipton to the Lake District town of Kendal. The route passes through the limestone uplands of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and along the limestone escarpments lying between Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland mountains.

In 2009 John published The Richmond Way guidebook which describes a 60 mile walk through the lower Lune Valley, the limestone country around Ingleborough and Whernside and the central and northern valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The Richmond Way and the Kendal Limestone Way, are original routes devised and researched by John Coppack who has written the narrative and undertaken all photography, route mapping, artwork and design layout.

John Coppack is the proprietor and director of Follifoot Publishing Limited.

Recent Publications

The Richmond Way guidebook. This book describes a 60 miles walk through north-west Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. The walk is bookended by two mighty castles, Lancaster and Richmond; and was inspired by the 18th-century
coast-to-coast route linking the tidal Lune with the tidal Tees

The Richmond Way is extensively named checked on Google Search and others.


Posthumously, maybe!