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The Salt Path

Raynor Winn

Just days after Raynor learns that her husband Moth is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.

The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. It is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.

NHS Staff Recommendation
“…Life-affirming…a testament to strength when everything is against you and life seems at its very worse, its about rediscovering what is important…a book that helps me put things into perspective.” – Sister in Urgent Care


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21 August 2022

Really enjoyed this book – the author Ray Winn wrote this book as a biography of her journey with her husband after they became homeless and walked the costal path. Lots of detail about nature, places and relationships.

I will be buying another of her books.


30 July 2023

This book is gentle, challenging. And inspiring Gentle in the landscape described, challenging as it deals with homelessness, inspiring in the hope that it brings to despair. Also I liked it as 8 know the South West Coast Path and it makes you think of the stories of people walking this path. Definitely recommend.

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