Tim Locke lives in Lewes in East Sussex. He began his work in freelance travel writing in the 1980s when he was commissioned to write guidebooks to walking and various national parks in Britain. He continues to specialise in travel writing about Britain but has since branched out into other areas, including consultancy work on sustainable tourism, children’s history books and guidebooks covering variously Europe by Rail, New England and Thailand, as well as editorial work for a number of publishers. He has also edited many of the guides in Bradt’s Slow Travel series. He is an Honorary Life Member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.