Raynor Winn The Salt Path

Sunday Times bestseller short listed for the Costa Biography Award

The Salt Path tells the uplifting true story of a couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline.

Days after Raynor learned that her husband of 32 years was terminally ill, they lost their home and livelihood. With nothing left and time running out, they made the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset via Devon and Cornwall. 

Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they lived wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, encounter and test, their journey became life affirming and increasingly remarkable.

The Salt Path is a story about coming to terms with grief, the loss of a home, how it can be rebuilt, and the healing power of the natural world. The Sunday Times called it , 'a tale of triumph; of hope over despair; of love over everything.'


Listing Details

Friday 18th October, 4.00pm



Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00


Tickets will be on sale in August.

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