Grab Your Copy of Diagonal Walking

Clever Sheep, Angry Cows and Iron Men …

… these were just some of the things author Nick Corble encountered during his diagonal walk through England.

Almost exactly a year ago we featured Nick as he set out on his alternative coast to coast walk across England. Following a line drawn at 45 degrees through the very centre of England (hence the ‘diagonal’ part of Diagonal Walking), Nick took his first steps vowing to follow only footpaths and other public rights of way. As he did so, what he couldn’t have known was he was about to experience extremes of both weather and politics unseen for at least a generation.


A satisfyingly diagonal path in Staffordshire

Of course, being an author, Nick has written a book about his walk. Called Diagonal Walking: Slicing Through The Heart of England, the book has already been described as “A really enjoyable travel book in the grand tradition of Bill Bryson”, with others saying Nick is “a genial and humorous guide (with) many amusing stories”. If you want to find out what Nick discovered – about himself, the communities he walked through and England itself during a tumultuous time, this is the book for you.

The route Nick took

Nick is making copies of the book available to Stay In a Pub followers for only £9.99 (RRP £12.99) including UK p&p. All you have to do is follow this link: From here, it’s possible to request dedications or signed copies.

Nick at the very centre of England, as defined by the OS

Nick explains that Diagonal Walking was always meant to be more than ‘just another book about an old bloke on a long walk’. When he started planning the walk, he decided to involve as many people as possible, both personally and virtually, via various social media accounts, as well as podcasts and even a YouTube channel. ‘I wanted to involve people every step of the way in any way I could’, Nick explains, ‘not only with the walk, but in lifting the lid on the whole process of writing, editing and getting the book published.’ In this sense, Diagonal Walking is really a multi-dimensional project.

The walk completed, outside New Romney in Kent

And it’s not over yet. If you want to go beyond the book, Nick is also available to give talks – with pubs an ideal setting. So, if you are a landlord looking for a speaker, get in touch with Nick

Meanwhile, there’s more on the project at .