Finding Hildasay (Paperback)
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Finding Hildasay (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 12/10/2023
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Waterstones Says

The incredible, deeply inspirational account of how Christian Lewis left his old life behind to walk the entire coastline of the United Kingdom, Finding Hildasay is a resounding testament to healing power of nature and the British landscape.

Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for November 2023

'Now I was finally out of the force of the wind, my body began to warm - the part where the real pain sets in. I'd felt it plenty of times before on this journey, but this time it was different. As I began to regain feeling in my fingers and toes, it burned so strongly that I just sat in tears of pain.'

Christian Lewis had hit rock bottom, suffering with depression so severe he would shut himself in his bedroom for weeks. Then, in August 2017, while surfing - his only respite - he cast his eyes along the coastline and realised it was the only place he really wanted to be.

Making an impulsive decision to set himself a challenge - walk the entire coastline of the UK - he gave himself a few days to rustle up a tent and walking boots, then left for good with just a tenner in his pocket and two days' worth of food. Little did he know at the time just how long it would take to cross the finish line - and the encounters that lay ahead that would turn his life around.

Five years later, he has navigated the West Coast, Northern Ireland, the hard-rock cliffs of Scotland and the perimeters of the Scottish Islands - where he spent three months on an uninhabited island called Hildasay, where there was no fresh water or food. It was there, the most barren his route had become, that the more pride and respect he found within himself - and the more remarkable his journey became. Happiness and hope was just around the corner.

With a foreword from long-time supporter Ben Fogle, Finding Hildasay is a brutal and beautiful true story of depression, survival and the meaning of home.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035006823
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The word “inspiration” is often overused; Chris really is an inspiration. I urge you to read his tale - Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO of the SSAFA charity

Exhilarating - The Observer

The real journey here is one of self-discovery - The Mail on Sunday

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“An emotional, beautiful and heartwarming book”

I loved this book and cannot recommend highly enough. Chris and his story is so moving, emotional and heart warming. The kindness of strangers and the love of his dog Jet. It’s been a journey that I haven’t wanted to... More

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“brilliant book”

This was a wonderful book of self-discovery. The author's life before this journey was rather shocking I really felt for him. This book will certainly take you on a roller coaster story with lots of ups and... More

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“Inspirational”

I bought this at the request of my husband who has been trying for several years to find a book he could enjoy reading. This book did not disappoint. I have never seen him so enthused about a book and he had... More

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