John Merrill Is the worlds greatest marathon walker. John has walked over 219,000 miles, worn out 133 pairs of boots and written over 440 books about his walks. Today John is an all-faith minister and still continues his walking journeys.

In today’s podcast, I play the audio track from the interview I filmed last year. Where John tells me about his early life as a young boy struggling at school, his adoption at nine months of age and finding his lost family. John goes on to tell me about his passion for climbing and walking and his relationships with his father. The interview also explores the lows and highs of his life and his role as an interfaith minister.

If you want to find out more about John you can visit his websites listed below.

Below are some links to his books

The Peakland Way: 100 Mile Circular Walk Around the Peak District

John Merrill’s Surrey Hills Challenge Walk: 23 Mile Circular Challenge Walk Over the S.E. England’s Highest Hills, from Abinger

Walking the Grand Union Canal from London to Birmingham: 153 Mile Walk from the River Thames at Bentwood to Gas Street Basin, Birmingham. Can be Done in 9 Stages (Canal Walks Series)