Entries by John Manning


Catharsis in the fells

It was supposed to be a catharsis, a purge of years of built-up frustrations, and an exorcism of negative energy. In the end, much of the objective was achieved – though not quite in the way I’d anticipated. Time and again, walking provides me with an antidote to the stresses and pressures that occasionally threaten […]

Life of a mountain man

It was one of the more unusual projects I’d worked on – and one of the most inspiring. For several months last year and into 2020 I helped create Life on the Mountain, the stunning book by film producer Terry Abraham, published this summer. The book is a curious thing: neither biography nor autobiography, I […]