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England & Wales Island Bagging
A guide to adventures on the islands of England, Wales, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man
- ISBN: 978-1-83981-090-9256 pages
- Island Bagging Bundle
- Lisa Drewe
- Publication date
- 7 Oct 2021
Available to pre-order now – the first 200 copies of the book come complete with a signed letter from Lisa talking about her motivation for writing about Islands
All pre-order copies will be signed by the author
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 Pembrokeshire and 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 Bay terns 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.
Buy England and Wales Island Bagging and Scottish Island Bagging together for just £28. Just select the Island Bagging Bundle from the format dropdown menu above.
Lisa Drewe is a self-confessed islomaniac, having explored over 350 islands of the British Isles in the last ten years. Initially balancing a career in the civil service with international travel to the mountains, islands and coffee shops of the world, she moved back to what was closest to her heart – spending more time exploring and understanding the natural world and protecting it through her work as Chair of Whale and Dolphin Conservation. In the depths of winter, she lives on the Isle of Skye, writes, and continues to build her website Islandeering, a free online guide to the islands of the British Isles. Any other time she is ‘out of office’ and exploring the British Isles with husband Charlie and Goose the spaniel, along with enjoying family life in Wiltshire. Her first book, Islandeering: Adventures around the edge of Britain’s hidden islands, won the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild’s guidebook of the year in 2020.
- Title: England & Wales Island Bagging
- Subtitle: A guide to adventures on the islands of England, Wales, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man
- Author: Lisa Drewe
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-83981-090-9
- Rights: World
- Publication date: 7 October 2021
- Edition: First
- Size: 229mm x 178mm
- Extent: 256 pages
- Cover: Paperback (flaps)
- Weight: 800g
- Retail price: £20
'There's little to beat the thrill of visiting offshore islands, and Lisa Drewe's comprehensive guide to those off the coasts of England and Wales is just perfect for planning exciting mini-adventures. Her enthusiasm, photography and knowledge of quirky details really bring each island to life and captures something of each island's unique magic.' – walkhighlands.co.uk
'England and Wales Island Bagging is a destination guide that will whet your appetite to explore our landscape and culture.' – Susanne Masters