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David Atkinson

David AtkinsonDavid AtkinsonDavid Atkinson is a freelance travel writer and travel blogger. You can read David's work in national publications, such as the Daily Telegraph and the Independent. He also writes editorial content for travel clients across print and online. He was a guest blogger for Visit Wales around the opening of the Wales Coast Path in 2012 and has recently won travel-writing awards from the Croatian and Holland tourist boards for features about off-the-beaten-track destinations away from the visitor hubs.

"After several years working in Asia and Latin America, I'm now finding new angles on stories much closer to home and rediscovering a bit of hiraeth, spending a lot more time these days around my native North Wales," says David. "I often take my two little girls with me on assignments, introducing them to my passions for travel, landscape and memoir through walking, nature and community-tourism projects."

David also teaches part-time at Glyndwr University in North Wales, where he specialises in the multimedia application of journalism. Read more at www.atkinsondavid.co.uk; follow David on Twitter @atkinsondavid.

David Atkinson's blog posts

Posted by David Atkinson at 03:47 on Thursday 07 April 2016
As part of our celebration of the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, David Atkinson follows a food trail in the Clwydian Range AONB
Posted by David Atkinson at 08:56 on Wednesday 16 September 2015
This year marks 600 years since Glyndwr’s death and, to celebrate his legacy, the 132-mile Glyndŵr's Way National Trail is enjoying a...
Posted by David Atkinson at 02:27 on Thursday 09 July 2015
David Atkinson follows in the footsteps of George Borrow, whose 19th-century travelogue Wild Wales is now available as an app, allowing walkers to...
Posted by David Atkinson at 08:36 on Thursday 06 February 2014
David Atkinson finds Glaslyn House, a group-sized self-catering property near Brecon, has all the space, facilities and Usk-Valley-views for a multi-...
Posted by David Atkinson at 04:13 on Wednesday 04 September 2013
A converted farmhouse in the Berwyn mountain range offers David Atkinson a glimpse of rural life and a taste of local Welsh culture.
Posted by David Atkinson at 12:41 on Friday 23 August 2013
A tranquil walkers’ retreat in a quiet corner of the Brecon Beacons takes David Atkinson on a journey of discovery from rare-breed geese to the...
Posted by David Atkinson at 11:25 on Tuesday 23 July 2013
A compact but cosy self-catering escape near Oswestry is alive with the sights and sounds of nature: David Atkinson pricks up his ears at Owl Barn...
Posted by David Atkinson at 03:44 on Thursday 18 July 2013
A group of homely, converted barns plus cosy farmstead B&B on the fringe of the Brecon Beacons National Park offer David Atkinson a rural Powys...
Posted by David Atkinson at 10:51 on Monday 15 July 2013
David Atkinson finds a welcoming country escape at Brynich, a farmstead group of lovingly converted self-catering cottages set amongst rolling hills...
Posted by David Atkinson at 11:51 on Thursday 04 July 2013
A converted farmhouse in the Berwyn range in Powys of mountains offers David Atkinson a glimpse of rural life and a taste of local Welsh culture.
Posted by David Atkinson at 11:14 on Wednesday 29 May 2013
David Atkinson spends a couple of days at Living Room Treehouse, a collection of stylish eco-cabins set deep in an oak and larch woodland in the Dyfi...
Posted by David Atkinson at 01:02 on Friday 17 May 2013
David Atkinson visits the Dyfi Osprey Project in the Dyfi Biosphere, Wales, for a day of bird watching, and meets Monty and Seren, two of the nature...
Posted by David Atkinson at 10:34 on Friday 10 May 2013
David Atkinson and daughter Maya spend a day exploring the woodland trails in Coed y Brenin, a mountain-biking centre in Snowdonia National Park
Posted by David Atkinson at 11:26 on Friday 03 May 2013
David Atkinson and daughter Maya spend a day hunting for mini sea creatures in the rock pools on Llandanwg Beach, a remote spot on Snowdonia National...

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