Laurence Mitchell is a writer and photographer based in Norwich, UK. He is the author of Westering: Footways and Folkways from Norfolk to the Welsh Coast (Saraband 2021) as well as several travel and walking guides: 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), 50 Walks in Norfolk (AA, 3rd edition) and the Norfolk chapter of The Good Pub Guide (2021). 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), Est: Collected reports from East Anglia (Dunlin Press) and New Towns: an Anthology (Wild Pressed Books 2020). Laurence has written features for publications as wide-ranging as Geographical, Sunday Times, Guardian, i newspaper, 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 Replies to “Author”

  1. 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!

    1. 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

    1. 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.

  3. 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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