Following nine years of living in the Canary Islands, and a couple of years working with regional newspapers, David turned freelance. He focuses on travel writing and photography and nowadays lives not far from his native Manchester – under the shadow of Pendle Hill, a modest hill in east Lancashire (England) that is remarkable for its connections with witchcraft and, more seriously, the Quaker movement.
David is especially interested in industrial archaeology and enjoys ambling along old canal tow paths, disused railway lines and pack trails. His travel interests encompass Scotland, Spain, less well known European cities, heritage tours, rail and canal journeys and very soft cycling. David can be heard on-air with his regular broadcasts on BBC Ribble Valley Radio – a weekly moment, he says, to make a fool of himself. He is a member of both the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) and of Writers and Photographers Unlimited (WPU). Find out more about David's work at www.davidcawley.co.uk.