Tony Bowerman is a humanities graduate and anthropology postgraduate (Durham, Van Mildert) who started out in museums and worked as a publicity executive in the pharmaceuticals industry before becoming a freelance advertising copywriter, writing everything from mailshots and catalogues to exhibitions, books and booklets, video and telephone scripts.
Using his broad knowledge of history and the environment, he later became a heritage and countryside interpretive consultant for national clients such as the National Trust (over 20 years), English Heritage, Forestry Commission, Cadw, RSPB, various Wildlife Trusts, United Utilities, county councils, cathedrals and many others.
His company, Wordplay, also published a range of illustrated tourist guides and maps for many years.
Taking into account all the various guides he has written both for clients, the tourist industry, and his own books and guides — and their cumulative print runs — Tony's work has been read (and we hope enjoyed?) by more than two million people.
Tony is now a director and company secretary of Northern Eye Books Ltd, publishers of award-winning outdoor books and maps covering many popular parts of the UK.
Northern Eye was commissioned by Natural Resources Wales to create and publish a series of seven Official Guides to the 870-mile Wales Coast Path. For details, see: https://www.northerneyebooks.co.uk/product-category/wales-coast-official/
We also publish the popular, award-winning Top Ten Walks series of pocket size, themed titles covering many of Britain’s National Parks, including the Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire, the South West Coast Path, and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, as well as each of the main sections of the Wales Coast Path. For details, please see: https://www.northerneyebooks.co.uk.
Northern Eye are Ordnance Survey partners and publish a growing range of handy, pocket-size map books of enhanced, large scale,1:25,000 mapping for UK long distance paths and trails, including the Wales Coast Path and Sandstone Trail.
‘Walks in Mysterious Cheshire and Wirral‘, Tony Bowerman, Northern Eye Books; ‘Walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail‘, Tony Bowerman, Northern Eye Books; Official Guide to the Llyn Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path (with Carl Rogers), Northern Eye Books; Easy Walks along the Sandstone Trail, Top 10 Walks series, Tony Bowerman, Northern Eye Books; Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast, Top 10 Walks series, Tony Bowerman, Northern Eye Books.
Tony also created and runs https://www.northerneyebooks.co.uk, https://www.walescoastpath.co.uk, https://englandcoastpath.co.uk, https://www.sandstonetrail.co.uk, and https://www.map-snoods.co.uk