Book Review: Walking Home from Mongolia

Photo from Rob Lilwall - Evening in the Gobi Desert, looking for a camping spot - Walking Home From Mongolia on halfwayhike.com hike blog

Photo from Rob Lilwall - Evening in the Gobi Desert, looking for a camping spot - Walking Home From Mongolia on halfwayhike.com hike blog

Last year I read and really enjoyed Simon Armitage’s book about walking home along the Pennine Way (called just that – ‘Walking Home’). I’ve walked to my Dad’s house (across the moors) twice and it felt like a ‘significant’ type of hike.

And more recently I spent three days walking the Ridgeway Path in my childhood territory , a modest, fairly flat route but again it struck a personal chord. So the premise of Rob Lilwall’s book Walking Home From Mongolia resonated when Rob contacted me by email. He asked me if I would like a publisher’s draft / proof of the book to read and review and a quick detour online to read his website showed a real challenge for the two guys involved: 5000 km (about 3100 miles) over 6 months, starting in the Gobi desert in Mongolia, in winter. Yes, I’d love to read the book I said.

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