THE SALT PATH
JERSEY ARTS CENTRE / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 11.00
In one devastating week, Raynor and her husband Moth lost their home of 20 years, just as a terminal diagnosis threatened to take away their future together. With nowhere else to go, they decided to walk the South West Coast Path: a 630-mile sea-swept trail from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.
This ancient, wind-battered landscape stripped them of every comfort they had previously known. With very little money for food or shelter, Raynor and Moth carried everything on their backs and wild camped on beaches and clifftops. But slowly, with every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, the walk set them on a remarkable journey.
The Salt Path is a beautiful, powerfully honest and deeply moving memoir about overcoming adversity, the redemptive qualities of walking and nature, about survival, the meaning of ‘home’ and above all, about love.
‘A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance’ The Guardian
Since completing the South West Coast Path, Raynor Winn has become a regular long-distance walker and writes about nature, homelessness and wild camping. She lives in Cornwall with her husband Moth and their dog, Monty, still on the South West Coast Path. The Salt Path, her first book, was a Sunday Times bestseller and shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award.