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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241401163
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

A Walk from the Wild Edge

A journey of self-discovery and human connection

The moving and uplifting account of one man's journey, walking 3,000 miles around the UK to combat his depression

After coming terrifyingly close to suicide, Jake Tyler was determined to take back control of his life from the clutches of depression. With only his running gear and a backpack, he stepped out of his house in Brighton and began a 3,000-mile journey around the UK.

In documenting every step of his journey, Jake shares the ways in which his mission was enhanced by the kindness of strangers who took him in for the night, or let him talk when the darkness engulfed him.

This is both the story of Jake's journey around the country and his journey to better understand himself, ultimately finding peace and acceptance with his mental health.

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241401163
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

Praise for A Walk from the Wild Edge



An uplifting and inspirational journey through raw emotion

Raynor Winn

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

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

A great and inspirational read

Matt Haig

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

Bryony Gordon

Well worth a read

Nick Knowles

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

So compelling in his honesty . . . very poignant


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


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

Jake you have changed people's lives . . . we are all fans!

Chris Evans

An incredible journey, an inspirational memoir . . . beautiful

Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2

An inspiring ode to nature and humanity

Woman & Home

His story is an inspiration

Country Living

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