The remarkable true story of one man’s escape from the depths of depression through his 3,000 mile walk across the country
‘A great and inspirational read’ MATT HAIG, bestseling author of Reasons to Stay Alive
‘An uplifting and inspirational journey through raw emotion’ RAYNOR WINN, bestselling author of The Salt Path
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After coming terrifyingly close to suicide, Jake Tyler was determined to take back control of his life from the clutches of depression.
With only a pair of walking boots and a backpack, he left his home town of Maldon and began a 3000-mile walk around the British mainland. In documenting every step of his adventure, Jake shares the ways in which his road to recovery was enhanced by the kindness of strangers, who helped him to better understand himself and the power of human connection.
This is the story of Jake’s journey around the UK, and of his journey to finding peace within himself and the world around him.
‘Jake you have changed people’s lives . . . we are all fans!’ Chris Evans, Virgin Radio
‘An incredible journey, an inspirational memoir . . . beautiful’ Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2
‘Inspiring . . . It’s something that will help many through these dark times’ Bryony Gordon
‘This book is a tonic. Until we can all get out and explore Britain’s beauty for ourselves again, this is the ideal substitute’ Mirror
‘So compelling in his honesty . . . very poignant’ Express
‘A tale told with courageous honesty. There’s much to learn here about how reconnecting with nature and trusting others can rekindle the joy of being alive’ BBC Countryfile
‘A testament to the power of human connection, this is a physical and mental journey to inspire hope even in the darkest of times’ National Geographic