Harri Roberts


Harri has an academic background in literary studies and Welsh culture, including both an MA and a PhD in Welsh writing in English.
He has contributed to several academic journals and worked as a reviewer for the Welsh magazine Planet and the Welsh literary journal New Welsh Review.
He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guide and, until autumn 2013, was the editor of the members' magazine, Outdoor Focus.
Harri is the author of several print walking books and has contributed articles to Walking Wales magazine; he also writes regularly for several online walking sites. He is a fluent Welsh speaker and works as a freelance Welsh translator, editor, book reviewer and proof reader.
Harri is as passionate about hiking as he is about Wales and believes that some of the most stunning natural landscapes and trails remain undiscovered by hikers. He hopes his books will change that.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
We're currently working on another hiking book based on walks from castles, this time in the Newport and Cardiff areas. Weather permitting, we're hoping to finish the actual hiking in early January and then Tracy will format the book and it should be available to buy towards the end of January. We're also halfway through another castle book based on the Gower Peninsula and surrounding area where there are a surprising amount of castles.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's a tough one. I'm an avid reader and have eclectic tastes. I'm currently reading a non-fiction book by Sylvia Nasar called Grand Pursuit, but I also read a lot of fiction in English and Welsh. I wouldn't say I had a favourite author as such. I often read books about the outdoors; two I have enjoyed recently are Bill Bryson's Walk in the Woods and Walking Home by Lynn Schooler. However, you're just as likely to find me reading classics from H G Wells or modern novels like Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell). .
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Where to find Harri Roberts online

Where to buy in print


The Via Algarviana: an English guide to the ‘Algarve Way'
Price: $4.32 USD. Words: 37,140. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
The Via Algarviana (‘Algarve Way’) is a fully waymarked, long-distance trail across southern Portugal’s Algarve region, from the Spanish border in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. This guide describes the complete route from Alcoutim to Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St Vincent), as well as an alternative finish to the walk via Aljezur and the Rota Vicentina.
O Fôn i Fynwy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,970. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
The traditional Welsh expression ‘O Fôn i Fynwy’ literally means from Anglesey (Ynys Môn) to Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy) but is also used figuratively to mean the whole of Wales. This new Wales end to end is a 364-mile route starts at Holyhead and passes through Wales’s most stunning landscapes. The walk ends in Chepstow on the Wales-England border.
Dylan's Welsh Walks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
In 2014, Wales celebrates the centenary of the birth of Swansea-born poet Dylan Thomas. These eight themed walks, from an author who himself lived in Dylan's childhood home, will take you past several of the poet's childhood haunts, former homes and favourite drinking places, while offering stunning views along the Wales Coast Path. Walks vary from 4.3 to 8.1 miles (6.9 to 13.04 km).
Castle Walks in Monmouthshire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
Wales is famed for its castles, which are rivalled only by the stunning landscapes in which they stand. All twelve walks in this book start at, or close to, one of Monmouthshire's magnificent castles, fortresses like Chepstow, Raglan, Skenfrith and White. Walks range from 5.6 miles (9.1 km) to 12.3 miles (19.7 km) and each offers an exciting introduction to the area's history and natural beauty.

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