Welcome to the official website of Daniel Graham, author of A Walk to the Water: Six Million Steps to the Mediterranean Sea

A Walk to the Water: Six Million Steps to the Mediterranean Sea

Unsupported and on a tight budget, the brothers soon learnt of the ever-changing nature of the path - one moment inflicting illness and doubt, the next summoning the unprovoked kindness of strangers. From the profound beauty of the smallest flower to the resounding grandeur of an alpine massif, Daniel and Jake's five-month expedition through Western Europe to the Mediterranean Sea is a heart-warming tale of companionship, adventure and unrelenting determination.

 

On 14 April 2013, Daniel Graham and his twin brother, Jake, stepped out of their front door in Bristol and on to the path. Longing for a challenge, they set out to complete the adventure of a lifetime: a 3,000-kilometre walk through Western Europe.

 

Camping beneath trees and washing in rivers, the journey led them through the quaint villages of southern England and on to the European mainland. Trekking steadily south, they continued on through the arable hills of the Benelux countries, the humble peaks of the Vosges Mountains, the gorges of the Jura Range and, finally, to the French Alps, a majestic barrier of summits and valleys that would lead them on to the Mediterranean Sea.

 

 

For a taster of the brothers' journey through Europe, watch A Walk to the Water on film

"A relentless tale of adventure, beauty and human connection. For lovers of intrepid travel, this is the ultimate read for the road."

 

- Hostelling International -

"Entertainment for long dark evenings."

 

- The Great Outdoors Magazine -

"Full of refreshing observations and anecdotes."

 - France Magazine - 

"An evocative, thought-provoking travelogue."

 

- Lou Trimby, Bristol 24/7 -

 

 

"Graham’s writing is clean and clear, in rhythm something like a walk on a trail in which each moment deserves its own attention... The book is filled with luminous descriptions of “ordinary” things."

 

- Martha Kennedy, award-winning author - 

 

 

"Beginning in the comfort of their home in Bristol, A Walk to the Water is a first-hand account of their (Daniel and Jake's) breath-taking hike – a story of both geographical and human nature... For lovers of intrepid travel, this is the ultimate read for the road. Daniel’s closely-felt first person narrative binds us to the path the brothers take.​"
 
Hostelling International
The Alps, France
The Alps, France
The Jura, Switzerland
Calais, France
Somerset, England
Loraine, France
The Alps, France
The Alps, France
The Alps, France
Cornwall, England
The Vosges, France
The Alps, France
Southern Alps, New Zealand