About the Author

The books published by Walking Trails of the World are written by me; Jan Gerritsen. I live together with my wife and (at the moment) two cats  in Wageningen, a small university town, in the Netherlands. I started my working live as a male nurse, later studied Social Sciences and worked as a manager in the Dutch health care system.  

Born in 1955, I have been walking long distance trails since my early twenties. To mention a few: in England, the Pennine Way,  the Devon coast path, the Offa's Dyke Path and the Coast to Coast. In France, the GR10 through the Pyrenees. In Australia part of the Bibbulmun  Track, in Tasmania the Overland track and some Trails in New Zeeland.

I started writing walking guides in 2000, combining it with my work as a manager in the Dutch health care system. This work has now stopped and more time is spent on writing.

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