Salt Path

Winn, Raynor


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Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset via Devon and Cornwall.

Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, together they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

The Salt Path is an honest and inspiring true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 30/05/2019

Staff review

The Salt Path
By Raynor Winn
Review by Harriet

A gently anarchic memoir by Raynor Winn of the year following her husband’s diagnosis of terminal illness and the loss of their home and livelihood. Winn writes beautifully and honestly and her reflections on love, death, homelessness and aging while she and Moth walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path – perfectly complimented by her evocative imagery of the coastal environment.