Reviews

  • A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance

    Guardian
  • An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, looking for a solution to their problems and ultimately finding themselves.

    Independent
  • A gem of a book

    Guardian, Best Books of Summer
  • Ray's account of their incredible journey is a tale of triumph, of hope over despair

    Pick of the paperbacks, The Sunday Times
  • The landscape is magical, shape-shifting seas and smugglers' coves; myriad sea birds and mauve skies . . . It's a tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything . . . home was no longer about bricks and mortar. It was a state of mind

    The Sunday Times
  • An inspirational nature memoir for fans of H is for Hawk about losing everything and finding yourself between the elements of sea and sky

    Waterstones
  • A remarkable and redemptive journey

    Summer Books of 2018, Financial Times
  • The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told.

    Jackie Morris, illustrator of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane
  • The most inspirational book of this year . . . In some ways The Salt Path reads like the ultimate drop-out odyssey, except that this journey isn't a life choice . . . What the book chiefly conveys is the human capacity for endurance and the regenerative power of nature . . . The Salt Path also serves as a reminder that Britain is a land criss-crossed by footpaths and that we take this 140,000-mile national glory for granted at our peril . . . The Salt Path has reminded me to scrape last year's mud from my walking boots and get rambling again. I hope it has the same impact on millions of others.

    Richard Morrison, The Times
  • Uplifting and inspirational

    Woman & Home