Meeting Deakin was born of a wish to pay homage to the spirit of Roger Deakin and to the wild spaces that mattered to him. It is also a personal journey; a voyage towards a greater understanding of the natural world and a new philosophy for living.
Roger Stuart Deakin (11 February 1943 – 19 August 2006) was an English writer, documentary-maker and environmentalist. He was a co-founder and trustee of Common Ground, the arts, culture and environment organisation. Waterlog, the only book he published in his lifetime, topped the UK best seller charts.