Ronald Turnbull is an all-weather walker and writer, with a special interest in multi-day walks, easy scrambling, and mountain geology. He has completed twenty-one different coast-to-coast crossings of Britain, and slept in bivvy-bag on over ninety summits. In 1994 he won the Fell Running Association’s Long-distance Trophy for a ten-day run over all the hills of Southern Scotland.
Outdoor writer, photographer and editor. Frequent contributor to Trail, TGO, Lakeland Walker.
Specialist knowledge of Scottish Highlands (Corbetts, Munros, through routes), Lake District, Southern Uplands/Galloway, Dorset/Somerset
Specialist topics apart from general hillwalking: geology, bivouacking, scrambling, backpacking (UK including some long distance paths; parts of Europe including recently Utah’s Canyonlands, the Tour of Monte Rosa, the Spanish Sierra Nevada and the High Atlas of Morocco; John Muir Trail, and Blue Ridge Mountains (USA)
Full listing on my website (see above) or my Amazon author page http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ronald-Turnbull/e/B002IYV75S
Waliking the Galloway Hills (Cicerone, 2019)
Contributor of geology essay to National Trust Book of the Coast (2015); Contributor of 4 chapters (Picos de Europa, Julian Alps Slovenia, High Tatras, Scotland coast to coast) to Trekking Atlas of the World (New Holland 2006)
2016 Highly Commended OWPG Awards for Excellence (technical feature) for ‘flat rate VAT’ in ‘Outdoor Focus’
Highland Cottage, Gatelawbridge
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Writer, photographer, editor, map sketcher
Scottish Highlands, Lake District, Southern Scotland, Dorset/Somerset