About Us

The Winding Trail is a project by Katrin Schönig and Paul Scraton, dedicated to the idea of adventures beyond the front door – whether far away or in our neighbourhood – and the idea of living as much of life outdoors as possible. These stories, photographs and collected odds and ends will hopefully give others ideas and inspiration for getting out there and having adventures big and – perhaps even more importantly – small.

If you would like to get in contact you can do so at: follow.the.winding.trail (at) gmail (dot) com.

About Katrin:

Born in Berlin, Katrin grew up on the Baltic coast of Germany before returning to the city between the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification. A love of travel led her, in a roundabout way, to her day job as the director of the Circus Hotel in Berlin. Her photography has appeared in hidden Europe, Slow Travel Berlin, Elsewhere: A Journal of Place and more.

Katrin on Instagram
Katrin’s special place: Between the Bodden and the sea, on the Baltic coast

About Paul:

Born in Lancashire in the north of England, Paul has lived in Berlin since 2002. As a writer he is the author of a number of books including Ghosts on the Shore: Travels along Germany’s Baltic shore (Influx Press, 2017), the novel Built on Sand (Influx Press, 2019) and the novella In the Pines (Influx Press, 2021). His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New Statesman, Literary Hub, hidden Europe and more. You can find out more on his website: underagreysky.com

Paul on Twitter / Instagram
Paul’s special place: Walking the Rhoscolyn headland, on the Welsh coast

About Lotte:

The wonderful logo and design of The Winding Trail is the work of our talented daughter Lotte. Lotte has been with us on most of our adventures and we hope she still wants to join us in the future.