Gemma Hall (www.gemmahall.co.uk) is a freelance travel, nature and heritage writer from north-east England who began her career in journalism nearly two decades ago writing for BBC publications and as deputy editor for the National Trust. Alongside writing and her professional photography work, she spent ten years co-ordinating conservation projects abroad with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and, in the North East, for the RSPB.
Gemma has written for many national publications on natural history, Britain’s heritage and travel, and has produced tens of walking guides and books to historic properties for the National Trust. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Gemma wrote the first Bradt travel guide to northeast England, Slow Northumberland & Durham, in 2012. She is the author of Slow Northumberland, now in its second edition, and in recent years she wrote the North East section of Alastair Sawday’s food and travel guide, The Extra Mile.