Walk from the Wild Edge
Jake Tyler

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Narrated By: Jake Tyler

Duration: 9 hours and 29 minutes

What to expect

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After coming terrifyingly close to suicide, Jake Tyler was determined to take back control of his life from the clutches of depression.

With only a pair of walking boots and a backpack, he left his home town of Maldon and began a 3000-mile walk around the British mainland. In documenting every step of his adventure, Jake shares the ways in which his road to recovery was enhanced by the kindness of strangers, who helped him to better understand himself and the power of human connection.

This is both the story of Jake's lap of the UK and also of his journey to finding peace within himself and with the world around him.

© Jake Tyler 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Genre

Self-help, personal development and practical advice, Coping with anxiety and phobias, Walking, hiking, trekking, Marathon and cross-country running, Running and jogging, Coping with mental health issues

Listen to a sample

Inspiring . . . It's something that will help many through these dark times

Bryony Gordon

By simply telling his inspirational story, Jake has become a mental health warrior; I never tire of his wisdom, and cannot wait to read [his book]!

Bryony Gordon

So compelling in his honesty . . . very poignant

Express

Well worth a read

Nick Knowles

Remarkable . . . An adventure memoir with a vulnerable heart, this is a winning book because it really humanises men's mental health struggles and acts as an inspirational guide to understanding yourself by reaching out into the world

The Book of Man

A tale told with courageous honesty. There's much to learn here about how reconnecting with nature and trusting others can rekindle the joy of being alive

BBC Countryfile

A testament to the power of human connection, this is a physical and mental journey to inspire hope even in the darkest of times

National Geographic

An uplifting and inspirational journey through raw emotion

Raynor Winn

An unlikely challenge: to circumnavigate Britain on foot, carrying little more than a tent and a compass . . . brought [Jake Tyler] back from the brink. It was human kindness that kept him going

Daily Telegraph

A great and inspirational read

Matt Haig

By simply telling his inspirational story, Jake has become a mental health warrior; I never tire of his wisdom, and cannot wait to read [his book]!

Bryony Gordon

Inspiring

Independent

This book is a tonic. Until we can all get out and explore Britain's beauty for ourselves again, this is the ideal substitute