Katherine May and Raynor Winn

The Healing of The Coastal Path

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2018
Venue: St Peter’s Church | 11am
Tickets: £10

The rugged South West Coastal Path, so familiar to residents of Budleigh, is a route that inspires and even changes lives. Two writers share their experience of just that. Only days after Raynor Winn learned that her husband was terminally ill, their home was taken away and they lost their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they made the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept path from Somerset to Dorset. Their walk became a remarkable journey, and the now best-selling The Salt Path is the honest and life-affirming story of it.

In 2015, Katherine May set out to walk the Path in an attempt to understand why she had stopped coping with everyday life. As she walked, the answer began to unfold. Her book The Electricity of Every Living Thing tells the story of her revelation and a re-evaluation of her life so far.

In conversation with Meg Sanders

Katherine May, The Electricity of Every Living Thing
Katherine May, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Katherine May

Raynor Winn, The Salt Path
Raynor Winn, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Raynor Winn