The Wild Year
Jen’s debut memoir tells the true story of leaving our old life behind to spend a year living wild in a tent around Britain.
With a baby and a toddler, mounting debt, work demands and stress trampling over their desire to spend time together as a family in nature, Jen & Sim Benson move out of their rented accommodation, sell up their possessions and decide to live in a tent for a year as nomads around rural Britain.
This is the story of that year – the highs and the lows – the doubts, epiphanies and the weather.
Detailing one family’s search for a life in the wild, away from the screens and stresses of modern life, this captivating memoir is a must read for nature lovers or anyone who has dreamed of a life outdoors.
It’s nature writ large with the joys and challenges of each season experienced under canvas, a story of ultimate freedom in the beautiful landscapes of Britain. This is a book that gently steals up on you and captures your heart.
100 Great Walks with Kids
This book features 100 wonderful walks right across Britain, suitable for families with children from 0 upwards, including carrier- and buggy-friendly routes and themes such as mini mountains, walks with paddles, beaches, woodland, wildlife, circumnavigations of lakes, and walks from child-friendly cafes. The introduction has lots of helpful hints and tips on walking with kids.
Short Runs in Beautiful Places
Short Runs in Beautiful Places, published by the National Trust, is the ideal guide to staying fit and healthy while enjoying Britain’s most beautiful locations. From the coasts of Cornwall to the summits of Scotland, through leafy woodlands, past meadows studded with wildflowers or across sandy beaches with uninterrupted views of the sea.
Wild Running (Second Edition)
The fully updated 2019 edition of Wild Running selects Britain’s top 200 trail runs. Chosen for their incredible terrain, sensational beauty and ease of navigation, this is the perfect running guide for beginners and experts alike. From gentle runs to hard-as-nails ascents, discover epic trails through spectacular mountain, forest and coastal scenery. Stunning photography and engaging writing chart the history of each run, route and landscape, making this a must-have guide for runners and explorers. Updated with 150 new runs, including directions, terrain data and safety advice, with Ordnance Survey 1:250,000 route maps and links to 1:25,000 maps and GPX downloads.
The Adventurer's Guide to Britain
The Adventurer’s Guide to Britain, published by Bloomsbury, is a collection of some of our very favourite adventures from right across the country, from surfing off John O’Groats and sea snorkelling on Harris to bikepacking the South Downs Way and a swimrun adventure around the Isles of Scilly. We have included 150 incredible experiences that showcase the best way to explore each area and you’ll find running, scrambling, swimming, kayaking, cycling and wild camping adventures to try. You’ll also find recommendations for places to eat, sleep and explore nearby. We reckon you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it.
Day Walks in Devon
Day Walks in Devon features 20 circular routes, between 8.8 and 17.6 miles (14.1km and 28.3km), suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. The routes are split into five geographical areas: North Devon and Exmoor, Torridge and West Devon, Mid and East Devon, Dartmoor, and South Devon and the South Hams.
Amazing Family Adventures
The National Trust’s Amazing Family Adventures book is divided into challenge levels – the earlier chapters are aimed at younger children whilst the end of the book is more adventurous! This book is packed with hints, facts and step-by-step guides to activities such as wild swimming, surfing and wilderness survival. Each activity suggests National Trust places to visit for an adventure with the whole family.