England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe is a stunning and informative guide to the islands of England ,Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man . It is ideal for swimmers, kayakers, adventure travellers, wildlife spotters and ice cream connoisseurs. Go on an inspirational and fascinating coastline journey – familiar islands are visited, such as Lundy and the Isle of Wight ; others are less well known, such as Gewni in Pembrokeshireand Coquet Island in Northumberland. 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 will need your own transport, or be content to view them from the mainland.   Once you’ve found your island this book introduces you to the best sites on the island to appreciate: hidden beaches and coves, the tastiest local food and the wildlife that can be seen in the locality. Watch the Cemlyn Bayterns on Anglesey , go paddleboarding around Mersea Island in Essex, walk in the footsteps of pilgrims on Lindisfarne in Northumberland, or enjoy ice cream from one of the smallest dairy herds in the country on St Agnes in the Isles of Scilly … it’s all there to be enjoyed in England & Wales Island Bagging

 

Recently awarded the Best Guidebook of 2020 by the Outdoor Writers and Photography Guild. For a signed copies, please contact Charlie@islandeering for your copy £16.99 inc postage within the UK. Just let us know if you need it gift wrapped too.

   

Everything you need to know to walk around fifty incredible British islands and enjoy plenty of adventure on the wayIslandeering takes you on a unique adventure around the outer edge of the UK’s 50 most spectacular islands. From urban islets to clifftop nature reserves, Holy places of pilgrimage to remote offshore idylls. Conquer wild foreshores, discover hidden coast paths and walk, scramble, wade and sometimes even swim to explore the many secrets of our magical archipelago. With detailed maps and directions (including downloadable GPX files) this guide shares the best of these islands incredible food, culture, history, wildlife and geology. With 50 wonderful islands to bag, discover the best offshore lands for epic tidal crossings, glorious beaches, families, contemplation & retreat, skinny dips & secret swims, spotting whales & dolphins, fantastic flora & fauna, ancient remains & abandoned ruins and local food & cosy inns.

Here are some other books that will help you enjoy the islands of the British Isles.

  

An absolute gem of a book with brilliant detailed information and maps of ‘every’ Scottish island (where an island is defined as a certain size and completely surrounded by sea at all times – so no bridges or tidal access).

Scottish Island Bagging by Helen and Paul Webster, founders of Walkhighlands , is a guide to the magical islands of Scotland .

 

Focusing on the ninety-nine islands that have regular trips or means of access for visitors, plus fifty-five other islands which have no regular transport but are still of significant size or interest, the authors have described the best ways to experience each one. Of the islands featured, many are household names – Skye , Lewis , Bute – while some, such as the isolated St Kilda archipelago and the remote Sula Sgeir , will be unknown to all but a hardcore few. When it comes to things to see and do, the islands of Scotland have it all. Wildlife enthusiasts can watch out for otters, orcas and basking sharks, while birdwatchers in particular are spoilt: look out for the rare corncrake on Islay , sea eagles on Mull , or sight puffins, gannets, storm petrels and many other seabirds on any number of islands – although beware the divebombing bonxies.

 

This first ever guide to the Scottish bothies reveals the country’s unique and often hidden network of bothy cabins and mountain huts.

    

Scattered across Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes, these evocative abandoned crofts and farmsteads are free to stay in and offer a chance to experience the ultimate in wild adventure living. The first ever complete guidebook to Scottish bothies. Including all the Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) 81 bothies and many others lesser-known gems Stunning photography which captures the spirit of bothying culture and Scotland’s wildest places Engaging travel writing which document the fascinating history of each bothy and the adventurers who use them Detailed information on the locations and approach routes – by canoe, foot and bicycle – with nine supporting maps Highlights the best bothies for Munros, beach, seclusion and families With a forward by mountaineer Jamie Andrews

 

A follow-up to best-selling The Scottish Bothy Bible (50,000 copies sold)

   

This beautifully illustrated walking companion selects the ultimate best walks to the best bothies, with detailed maps. Using the bothy as the reference point Geoff Allan guides the reader on a mix of day walks and multi-day adventures to his favourite bothies highlighting the incredible wildlife, geography, history and culture that you will find along your walk. Each walk contains an informative description of the route and bothy, a map highlighting the points of interest along the route and detailed route descriptions. Supported by beautiful photographs of the bothy, route and points of interest along the way.

 

It has taken three of Scotland’s leading photographers and travel journalists to produce probably the ultimate guide to the country’s most gloriously secret places.

   

Wild Guide Scotland lays bare an empire of hidden waterfalls, plunge pools, intimate glens and majestic forest, accompanied by some of the world’s most stunning coastline. This guide to Scotland and the Scottish highlands and islands, one of Europe’s fastest growing adventure holiday destinations, explores the hidden parts of its better known tourist areas, as well many more remote regions, rarely visited by tourists. Guiding you to over 800 wild swims, ancient forests, lost ruins and hidden beaches. Including inns, wild camping, local crafts, artisan whisky distilleries and wild places to stay.

Like all the superb Wild Guide series, also included are suggestions of places to stay and eat, every location carefully selected to keep things just on the wilder side of informal. Even if you think you know Scotland, this compendium will be a revelation.

 

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