Jon Sparks

Jon Sparks

Jon Sparks is an award-winning photographer and writer specializing in landscape and outdoor subjects. His greatest passions are walking, climbing, and cycling, but he has also tried his hand at sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, canyoning, cross-country skiing, trekking, and climbing. His work has taken him around the world and he has shared his experiences in more than 15 books, including Spirit of the Lake District. He lives in Lancashire, England.

Walking the World's Natural Wonders


A lively tour of the most spectacular walking routes on earth, accompanied by detailed maps and stunning photography.

On every continent, in every age, people have marveled at the wonders of the natural world. Unlike vehicular transportation, walking allows the traveler to experience these wonders on a vivid sensuous level, enjoying all the sights, sounds, and smells of a beautiful landscape. In Walking the World’s Natural Wonders, traveler Jon Sparks takes readers on a guided tour across 34 such landscapes, profiling the world’s most magnificent walking routes from the mountains of Hawaii to England’s Jurassic Coast.

Accompanied by stunning photography from around the globe, Sparks’s vibrant text will appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure. Each of the 34 profiles also contains a regional map and a facts and figures box detailing route distance and altitude, optimal travel season, accommodation options, and more. Covering six continents and some of the world’s most gorgeous scenery, Walking the World’s Natural Wonders is the perfect inspiration for your next walking adventure.

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