Jim started paddling in any old kayak he could muster during the school holidays. He has since paddled (and swum) many of the exciting white water rivers of England, Scotland and Wales, as well as many of those in the French Alps. A passion for sea kayaking combined with an interest in writing and photography, brought about the first comprehensive Guidebook to the Welsh coast, for sea kayakers. His first publication (Welsh Sea Kayaking co-authored by Andy Biggs) is a great success and has already gone to a reprint.
Jim lives in Manchester and is a prominent member of North West Sea Kayakers. He regularly organises meets and sea trips. So a sea kayakers’ guide to northern England was the obvious choice for an encore.
Jim is also a passionate mountaineer, which in turn has led to his current employment at the offices of the British Mountaineering Council.