About

Paul Besley writes about walking in the Peak District and the Peak District National Park, encompassing Derbyshire and the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Read Pauls BLOG all about walking in the Peak District and lots more information on the walks in his book Dark Peak Walks.

The book, Dark Peak Walks, published by Cicerone, guides the walker through 40 walks across the gritstone and moorland landscape of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.

He is an accomplished writer on Peak District walking and hill safety for both web and print, drawing on 40 years experience of exploring and guiding. He is an entertaining speaker on the Peak District landscape and its people.

Paul is a ranger for the Peak District National Park, based at Fairholmes Ranger Station, a member of Woodhead Mountain Rescue and the Search and Rescue Dog Association of England. He lives on the outskirts of Sheffield with his wife, metalsmith Alison Counsell, and three dogs Olly, Monty and  Search Dog Scout.

Email: paulbesley@gmail.com

Facebook: @paulbesleywriter

Twitter: @paulbesleywrite