Laurence Mitchell is a writer and photographer based in Norwich, UK. He is author of Slow Travel Norfolk and Slow Travel Suffolk, the predecessor of which, Slow Norfolk & Suffolk (Bradt/Alastair Sawday’s),  was shortlisted for the 2010 Eastern Daily Press-Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan and Belgrade (all Bradt), and Suffolk Coast and Heaths Walks and Walking in Norfolk (Cicerone). He was updater of Georgia (Bradt 4th edition) and 50 Walks in Norfolk (AA, 3rd edition). He has also contributed to other books that include Bus-Pass Britain and Bus-Pass Britain Rides Again (both Bradt), A Moveable Feast  and Northeast India (both Lonely Planet), Encounters With The Middle East (Solas House), The Silk Road (Insight Guides) and Est: Collected reports from East Anglia (Dunlin Press). Laurence has written features for publications as wide-ranging as Geographical, Sunday Times, Guardian, Heritage, Walk, Discovery Channel Magazine, Discover Britain, JetWings, Discover India, Serendib, Wizz, Scottish Memories, Real Travel, Russian Life, Odyssey and Church Times. As well as travel-related topics he has also written regular world music reviews for Perceptive Travel webzine. He has been a regular contributor of travel pieces to hidden europe magazine since 2005.

Laurence is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.


15 Responses to Author

  1. Dina says:

    Hi Laurence,
    i have juts ordered “Slow Norfolk and Suffolk”, I’m very much looking forward to reading it.
    You have great impressions from my country, than k you very much! 🙂 and I love staying in North Norfolk, it slows you down in an eas, healthy way,

    Have a great day!

    • Well thank you kindly, Dina. I do hope that you enjoy reading it. The idea of the book is not just ‘slow’ but what makes an area ie: Suffolk and Norfolk, distinctive – what individual character do they have to offer in this homogenised world.
      By the way, I loved your country, Norway, and would like to return and explore more one day. I think Norwegians are lucky to have been born in such a place blessed by nature and a good outlook on life.

  2. Greetings from Australia
    Keep up the great work Laurence and continue to be an inspiration to others. I lived and worked for 5 years all over the UK and had an amazing experience. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    God bless

  3. Many thanks for dropping by, Konstantine – a Merry Christmas to you too. All the best, Laurence.

  4. Hello! I’ve really enjoyed exploring your blog and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award –
    Happy Blogging!

  5. Anne Guy says:

    Hello I have just come across your blog and have clicked to follow your articles. I thought you might like to see an article I wrote about Southwold?
    Do feel free to comment follow or like!
    I look forward to your future blog posts…

    • Hello Anne,
      Thank you very much for following. I enjoyed your Southwold article – especially the historic photographs – it is a place that I know quite well. I see that you are from rural Worcestershire – I spent the first two decades of my life in north Worcs but I don’t get to visit so much these days.

  6. Anne Guy says:

    Hi again thanks for your note…whereabouts in N Worcestershire did you live…I am not far from Hanbury…?

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  8. Paul Harley says:

    I have just discovered your blog (via Nick Stone’s Invisible Works) and particularly enjoyed the Kessingland to Southwold piece. My website: has recently focussed on photos of medieval wood and stone carving in Norfolk’s churches, which you might like to see.

  9. Thanks very much, Paul. I am enjoying looking at your website, especially places I know like Morocco, Mexico, Peru. Also great to see images of the bench ends at Salle, one of my favourite Norfolk churches. Reminds me that I must get round to thoroughly updating my own photographic website which has been shamefully neglected for years.

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