Writer and photographer since the mid-1980s, specialising in travel (mostly France) and the outdoors (walking guides, mainly to Wales, the Lake District, the Pennines and the Scottish islands). Based in Lancashire, but frequently somewhere else.

In recent years my focus has been on updating and revising the several books I have with Cicerone Press and Crimson Publishing, now Milestone Publishing.

I have also recently turned my hand to writing fiction - genealogical mysteries - resting on the research methodology I did for my PhD in Historical Geography.

Mousa Broch, Mousa, Shetland


I am currently working on a travel guide to 'Exploring Scotland's Islands', which will be available in spring 2024. 

Meanwhile, I've been updating my Cicerone guide to 'Walking on the Isle of Mull' by adding in walks on the nearby island of Coll and Tiree.

Also in the mix is a new small guide to 'Short Walks on the Isle of Mull'.

Work is also on-going on a new edition of my guide to 'Walking the Coast-to-Coast Path' to coincide with the launch of this outstanding trek as a national trail in 2025.

Soon to be published is a Pathfinder Guide to the Outer Hebrides (which I co-authored with Felicity Martin). This will sit alongside my existing Pathfinder guides to the Isle of Skye, and Orkney and Shetland.

Follow 'Exploring Scotland's Islands' on Facebook.

The stones of Stenness, Orkney

The Stones of Stenness, Orkney

Sgurr nan Gillean and the Pinnacles Ridge
from Glen Sligachan, Isle of Skye

Anyone wanting to purchase any of my Cicerone guidebooks - not just those below - can get a 20% discount by buying from their website (See https://www.cicerone.co.uk/authors/terry-marsh) and using code FBM20 at checkout.