Explorer Levison Wood is trekking back to his native North Staffordshire

EXPLORER Levison Wood is to talk about his global trekking experiences to what is expected to be a capacity audience at Hanley’s Victoria Hall on November 18.

The 35 year old former army major, who was brought up in Forsbrook, is best known for his walking expeditions in Africa, Asia and Central America.

He became the first explorer to walk the entire length of the River Nile in 2013-14, starting from Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda.

The expedition was the subject of a four-part documentary screened on Channel 4.

Levison, a former student at Painsley Catholic College, in Cheadle, wrote The Sunday Times best-selling book, Walking The Nile, which detailed the expedition.

In 2015, he walked the length of the Himalayas, from Afghanistan in the west to Bhutan in the east.

His new book, Walking The Himalayas, will be the subject of his talk at the Victoria Hall, where he will open the floor to audience questions and be available for a book signing.

Levison has also undertaken numerous other overland journeys including a foot crossing of Madagascar and mountain climbing in Iraq.

He documents his journeys through books, documentaries and photography.

Levison’s appearance at the Victoria Hall will be the conclusion of a nationwide tour