Introducing the definitive guide to the island bagging in England, Wales, Channel Islands and isle of Man. 

If you are looking to get away from it all or find unique places for outdoor swimming, paddle boarding, walking, exploring, or family day out then look no further. Our new book “Island Bagging England, Wales, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man” describes the best activities and places to see on the amazing hidden gems that sit just off our shores.

Almost 300 islands are included, from larger, populated islands to remote, uninhabited islets – some can be reached by foot at low tide, others have ferry services, and some you can swim, paddleboard or kayak to, or be content to view them from the mainland. Each island entry in this book introduces you to the best sites to appreciate their hidden beaches, tastiest local food, incredible wildlife, history and outdoor experiences.

Lundy puffins

There are more familiar islands like Isle of Wight or Lundy, where the sheer scope of activities available will astound you. There are also many lesser known islands too that, like Gewni, Ynys Lochtyn or Zacry’s, that will inspire you to seek them out and have an adventure of your own.

Porth island to Watergate Bay circular walk

So to whet your appetite how about soaking in sun-warmed bathing pools of Bedruthen Steps or Ynys Giftan or exploring the secret chines on the Isle of Wight or the Isle of Man. Or maybe the night time spectacular of thousands of shearwaters returning to their nests on Skomer or Dark Sky experiences of Scilly. There are spectacular caves on Sark, swims in the tidal pools of Lihou, the story behind the man-made geology of Cei Ballast, or walking amongst puffins on Farne. The possibilities for adventure are endless.