Islandeering book

£16.99

Adventures Around the Edge of Britain’s Hidden Islands
Lisa Drewe

£16.99 including free postage and packing

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Islandeering is the new adventure of circumnavigating tiny islands by walking, running, scrambling, coasteering, or even swimming around their periphery. In this book, use your skills and wit to travel around the outer land edge of 50 secret islands to complete the circuit and bag the island.

 

From Essex, Somerset and Cornwall to Pembrokeshire, Northumberland and the Hebrides; follow wild foreshores, tidal causeways and remote coast paths. Complete each journey to discover a magical archipelago world.

 

 

50 islands to bag, with routes from easy to difficult. Detailed directions with GPX downloads.

This book shares my favourite day walks and adventures around 50 islands off mainland Britain and, in the true sense of islandeering, explores the coast along the way. It gives details of sea caves, cliffs and geos to explore, secret beaches, wild swims, and the huge diversity of cultural and wildlife highlights that every island has to offer. (Lisa Drewe, author)

 

Best islands for wildlife, local food, swimming, wild camping, secret beaches, coasteering, legends and foraging.

 

Beautiful photography and maps combine with engaging travel which writing charts historical, geographical and wildlife highlights, as well as the author’s own adventures and mishaps.

Tips for coasteering, scrambling, camping, wild swimming and kayaking.

 

 

Lisa Drewe has hiked, biked, run, swum and kayaked around over 150 of Britain’s islands and before that spent her adult life exploring the mountains and islands of the world. Initially trained as a biologist, her journey led her to swim with tiger sharks in Oman, dodge gunfire under the Swords of Qadisiyah, and hang from a helicopter over the Sydney Olympic Stadium. Lisa lives in Wiltshire and the Isle of Skye with her husband. She is the chair of the charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and is the founder of www.islandeering.com, the website for island obsessives.

If you prefer, you can buy the print book from Amazon here.

Islands by theme

50 incredible islands to bag, discover the best offshore lands for:

  • Glorious beaches – idyllic, white-sand beaches – paradise when the sun shines
  • Families – easy access for all on mostly flat routes
  • Contemplation & retreat – places of pilgrimage, peace and refuge
  • Skinny dips & secret swims – secluded, safe seas and freshwater pools for true nature immersion
  • Spotting whales & dolphins – if you’re lucky, see basking sharks, orcas, dolphins and more from the shore
  • Fantastic flora & fauna – from bluebells to ancient woods, puffin colonies to hedgehogs and sea otters
  • Ancient remains & abandoned ruins – explore secret military bunkers, medieval ruined castles, brochs, stone circles and abandoned villages
  • Local food & cosy inns – welcoming cafés and inns, serving freshly caught seafood and local treats
  • Epic tidal crossings – race the tide across vast sands and rocky causeways
  • Glorious beaches – idyllic, white-sand beaches – paradise when the sun shines
  • Families – easy access for all on mostly flat routes
  • Contemplation & retreat – places of pilgrimage, peace and refuge
  • Skinny dips & secret swims – secluded, safe seas and freshwater pools for true nature immersion
  • Spotting whales & dolphins – if you’re lucky, see basking sharks, orcas, dolphins and more from the shore
  • Fantastic flora & fauna – from bluebells to ancient woods, puffin colonies to hedgehogs and sea otters
  • Ancient remains & abandoned ruins – explore secret military bunkers, medieval ruined castles, brochs, stone circles and abandoned villages
  • Local food & cosy inns – welcoming cafés and inns, serving freshly caught seafood and local treats

 

50 Islands included

South-West England islands

01 St Agnes 32
02 Samson 38
03 Bryher 42
04 St Martin’s 48
05 Looe 54
06 Brownsea 60
07 Lundy 66
08 Steep Holm 72

 

South & East England islands

09 Lihou 76
10 Alderney 80
11 Sark 86
12 Herm 92
13 Thorney 98
14 Two Tree 102
15 Canvey 106
16 Foulness 112
17 Mersea 118
18 Scolt Head 124

Northern England islands

19 Lindisfarne 130
20 Chapel 136
21 Hilbre 142

Wales islands

22 Llanddwyn 148
23 Bardsey 154
24 Cei Ballast 160
25 Ynys Gifftan 164
26 Ynys Lochtyn 168
27 Ramsey 172
28 Skomer 178
29 Worm’s Head 182
30 Sully 188
31 Flat Holm 192

Scotland islands

32 Holy Island (Arran) 198
33 Davaar 204
34 Oronsay, Colonsay 208
35 Luing 214
36 Kerrera 220
37 Iona 226
38 Eilean Shona 232
39 Muck 238
40 Oronsay, Skye 244
41 Vatersay 248
42 Eriskay 254
43 Vallay 260
44 Berneray 266
45 Taransay 270
46 Great Bernera 276
47 South Walls 282
48 Flotta 286
49 Papa Westray 292
50 North Ronaldsay 298

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