Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon has walked the length of every major long distance trail in Britain and Ireland. He has climbed hundreds of mountains and enjoyed every type of walking terrain. His travels have taken him into every county in Britain and Ireland, where he has both walked and written about his walks.

Paddy's writing and photography has appeared in all the main walking magazines in Britain and Ireland, and he has written and illustrated many guidebooks for others who would like to follow in his footsteps:

  • The County Tops of the British Isles
  • Walking in the North Pennines
  • The Mountains of Ireland
  • Guide to the National Trails of Britain & Ireland
  • The Ulster Way
  • Walking the Galloway Hills
  • Walking in County Durham
  • The Irish Coast to Coast Walk
  • Walks in & Around Belfast
  • Exploring the North of Ireland
  • Exploring the South of Ireland

... with many more to be published soon.

He has contributed to just as many more guidebooks either as a writer or illustrator. He is a mine of information about walking in Britain and Ireland. Paddy's extensive travels have taken him from the low-lying Netherlands to the mountains of Nepal, Tibet and Canada. He has also walked the ancient pilgrim route - the Camino de Santiagofrom the French Pyrenees all the way across Northern Spain.

He is currently taking part in some of the world-wide walking events organised by the International Marching League. When not walking and travelling, Paddy is based in the English Lake District. Enclosed picture shows Paddy Dillon overlooking Dublin before following a waymarked Coast to Coast Walk across Ireland to Valentia Island on the Atlantic coast of Kerry.