Publication date: 18th May 2015
Since September 2014 I have been working on my first book, co-authored with Lucy Grewcock and Daniel Start: The Wild Guide to Southern and Eastern England. It has been exhausting and exhilarating.
A real change from the Pacific – this is about local adventures and wild experiences in the crowded South East – there’s even a chapter on London! I spent months alternating climbing trees in the New Forest/ stumbling into gorgeous country pubs serving mouth-watering local food in the Meon Valley/ tiptoeing around lonely tumbledown churches at dawn… with frenzied days and nights of fact checking, direction writing and editing. I’m really excited about this book – the proofs look stunning, and it’s brilliant to be writing something about where I grew up. Numerous old haunts have made their way into the book, along with exciting new discoveries.