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John Coppack


The Cottage, Rudding Lane, Follifoot




North Yorkshire


HG3 1 DQ


01423 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’s latest publication is a walking guidebook titled The Comedy Way. This book describes a 30 mile semi-circular walk around Morecambe Bay starting from the market town of Ulverston in Cumbria and ending in the Lancashire sea-side town of Morecambe. The area covered by the walk has the finest coastal scenery in north-west England. The Comedy Way celebrates two of the greatest comic duos of the 20th-century, Laurel and Hardy and Morecambe and Wise. Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston and the much-loved comedian, Eric Morecambe, was born in the town which provided his stage name.


Previous titles by John Coppack include The Richmond Way, a 60 mile walk through north-west Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales and The Kendal Limestone Way featuring a 63 mile walk through the limestone uplands of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and along the limestone escarpments lying between Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland mountains.


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


Recent Publications

The Comedy Way: a semi-circular walk around Morecambe Bay via Silverdale


Posthumously, maybe!

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