Caught by the River

Wayfarer Competition

21st May 2013

From Robert Macfarlane and Penguin Books:

This summer we’re celebrating The Old Ways’ spirit of adventure with a competition aimed at finding and fostering a new generation of explorers and thinkers.

We’re pleased to announce The Penguin Wayfarer Competition, to celebrate the paperback publication of The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane (published in Penguin Paperback on May 30th, 2013). The competition officially launches May 13th at

Show us around your favourite ancient tracks, holloways, and sea paths and you could spend your summer trekking across the country for Penguin Books and The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane. We’re looking for someone who doesn’t mind getting their boots dirty, can string a sentence or two together, and who can get creative about how they share their journey with the world – you should already know your way around social networks and be able to produce short videos on your own.

The winner will become our Wayfarer and will get paid to travel around the UK throughout July and August on our shout (so please only enter if you’ll be available all summer). You’ll visit some of the Old Ways paths, but more importantly, you’ll strike out on your own and make some new discoveries, on or off the beaten path. You will then report back on your adventures through blog posts, photos, videos and tweets.

Sound like the perfect way to spend your summer? Head to our entry page and submit a short (two-minute) video before midnight on Sunday, June 9.