Books

Six of John’s Yorkshire based books can be walked as long trails, but each is divided into day circular walks enabling his devotees to complete the whole trail without the need for back-packing and overnight stays.  All his books are printed in full colour, contain colour photograph ‘treasure hunt’ clues and ink line drawings.

All walks contain navigational details as well as maps, descriptions of local places of interest and most pass churches and can be used as a focus for Christian pilgrimage.  They are self-published and distributed through local tourist information centres, bookshops and churches.

All of the profits from the books go entirely to Christian Aid, except for ‘Whitby Abbeylands’ and ‘Walking St Hilda’s Way’ where only a proportion of the sale price goes to the charity. Christian Aid is an organisation which works for the relief of poverty among some of the world’s poorest communities in nearly fifty countries.

Follow the links below, or use the “site map” on the right, to read about the individual books:

‘Walking St Hilda’s Way’ by Nancy and John Eckersley (June 2015). This is a guide to a brand new 40-mile long distance footpath in the Whitby area. It visits 10 churches with something to find in each, a prayer to say or something to think about.