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Mark Rowe is a journalist and author specialising in travel, the great outdoors, wildlife and the environment. A former staff writer for the Independent, he writes for several national newspapers and magazines (though he started out at the Grimsby Evening Telegraph, covering stories of haddock smuggling and dancing-pet competitions). For the past dozen years has written a regular ‘Walk of the Month’ column for the Independent. He is author of the ‘Behind the Headlines’ column for BBC Countryfile magazine and contributes to its sister title BBC Wildlife. He writes regularly for Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, where he is dossiers editor, He regularly contributes to the Daily Telegraph's travel pages and Nat Geo Traveller from the National Geographic stable, for whom he also presents and lectures at Master Class courses and seminars on travel writing. He is the author of Bradt’s best-selling Outer Hebrides, which went to reprint inside three months.

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The best archaeological sites in Orkney

You don’t need to be an archaeology buff to be halted in your tracks by Orkney’s stunning Neolithic legacy.


Interview with Mark Rowe

We chat to Mark Rowe, author of our guide to the Outer Hebrides, about walking, wildlife, and his favourite place to eat on the islands. 


On the road in the Outer Hebrides

Join Mark Rowe, author of our new Outer Hebrides guide, as he shows us his highlights from a research trip to the islands.