Rory Walsh

Rory grew up south of London in a house full of books and toy cars. After graduating with an English Literature MA and ten years working in publishing, he began writing about business parks and non-league football. In 2011 Rory joined the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on the Discovering Britain project. He has enjoyed walking in forty-one counties, talking on local radio about caves, and dancing upon a giant map. Rory lives south of London in a different house full of books and toy cars, from where he writes the monthly Discovering Britain article for Geographical.


The cobbled streets of Stamford

The cobbled streets of Stamford

Aug 17, 2022
Rory Walsh visits an isolated church surrounded by the vast expanse of Romney Marsh that dates back to 13th Century
Discovering Dunbar: following the footsteps of naturalist John Muir

Discovering Dunbar: following the footsteps of naturalist John Muir

Aug 11, 2022
Rory Walsh retraces the footsteps of this renowned naturalist, botanist and explorer, John Muir
The holy waters of Romney Marsh

The holy waters of Romney Marsh

Jul 28, 2022
Rory Walsh visits an isolated church surrounded by the vast expanse of Romney Marsh that dates back to 13th Century
Ten years on: London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Ten years on: London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Jun 23, 2022
Rory Walsh explores London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its impact on the surrounding area a decade after it hosted the games
A walk through Stourbridge’s heart of glass

A walk through Stourbridge’s heart of glass

May 25, 2022
A historic walk through Stourbridge in the Black Country which was was once the world centre of glass making
Roseberry Topping: the Yorkshire Matterhorn

Roseberry Topping: the Yorkshire Matterhorn

May 18, 2022
Rory Walsh follows in the footsteps of a famous explorer for views over the North York Moors and an adventure-inspiring climb
Old Harry Rocks: a devilish landmark

Old Harry Rocks: a devilish landmark

Apr 26, 2022
Rory Walsh discovers a changing coastline at Old Harry Rocks at Dorset’s most easterly point on the Jurassic Coast
On a mission in Victorian Manchester

On a mission in Victorian Manchester

Mar 25, 2022
Rory Walsh revisits Victorian Manchester, where a booming cotton industry is world-famous, but life expectancy is just 26
Walking with the Long Man of Wilmington

Walking with the Long Man of Wilmington

Feb 18, 2022
Rory Walsh meets Britain’s tallest man, a 226 foot-tall figure keeping watch over the grassy hills of the South Downs
Tyranny, treason and a walk through Westminster

Tyranny, treason and a walk through Westminster

Jan 26, 2022
Rory Walsh traces the English Civil Wars through the heart of London
Sandwich – there’s more to it than sliced bread

Sandwich – there’s more to it than sliced bread

Oct 26, 2021
Rory Walsh savours a flavour of historic Sandwich, one of England’s most picturesque towns
Coventry, city of culture

Coventry, city of culture

Aug 17, 2021
Rory Walsh visits an isolated church surrounded by the vast expanse of Romney Marsh that dates back to 13th Century
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