Paddy Dillon is a keen and dedicated walker with a great knowledge of walking opportunities throughout the British Isles, as well as around Europe and further afield.
Paddy is author and illustrator of nearly 100 guidebooks, mostly published by Cicerone Press, covering all parts of the British Isles and selected parts of Europe. He has contributed words and pictures to more than 40 other titles, and has written and illustrated more than a dozen tourism brochures and booklets.
Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker, keen hill-walker, dedicated island-hopper and travels world-wide. He has delivered lectures and has appeared on radio and TV.
Paddy is currently updating many of his earlier guidebooks at a rate of one per month. Some of these become reprints with small changes, but many become whole new editions if the number of changes are significant.
Britain – has walked in every single county
Paddy is a full-time outdoor writer and photographer specialising in walking guidebooks and magazine articles. He has also led walks, and he occasionally delivers talks and illustrated lectures throughout Britain.
Paddy has guided walking groups in areas as diverse as: Nepal, Tibet, Canadian Rockies, Holland, Tuscany, Sierra Nevada, Hungary, Madeira, Loire Valley, Black Forest, Cumbria Way and the English Lake District.
Paddy not only keeps his own guidebooks up to date, but also helps to update guidebooks produced by other writers. He has contributed to outdoor magazines, as well as compiling booklets and brochures.
Paddy always has a couple of guidebooks moving through the publication process, and is always preparing a couple more guidebooks for delivery.
Trekking in the Canary Islands
Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award
Outdoor writer and photographer
England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Many parts of Europe, from the Canary Islands and the Azores, through the Mediterranean and Alps, to Iceland and Greenland. Long-distance walking, National Trails, island-hopping – in fact as much variety as his readers expect!