Laurence Mitchell is a freelance travel writer and photographer who has lived in Norfolk for over 40 years. The author of both Norfolk and Suffolk in Bradt’s award-winning series of Slow travel guides to UK regions, Mitchell has written walking guides to East Anglia for Cicerone as well as Westering, a lyrical account of a slow coast-to-coast walk in Britain. A member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, he has contributed to anthologies and publications such as Geographical, Walk, Discover Britain, Wild Travel and hidden europe. A keen birdwatcher, Mitchell has considerable knowledge of the county’s wildlife and the best places to see it. He also takes an active interest in Norfolk’s long-distance walking routes, having hiked several of them, and has written for Norfolk County Council about them and their history and wildlife. Mitchell’s other interests, each featuring in his books, include landscape archaeology, local history, literature and folklore.