About this author
Gemma Hall (www.gemmahall.co.uk) is a freelance travel, nature and heritage writer from the North East who began her career in journalism in the early noughties writing for BBC publications and as a staff writer/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 Northumberland, for the RSPB. Gemma has written for many national publications on natural history, Britain’s heritage and travel including for BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, BBC Homes & Antiques and the National Trust and RSPB members magazines. She has also produced tens of walking guides for the National Trust and writes historic property guidebooks. Gemma is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and in 2012 wrote the first Bradt travel guide to northeast England, Slow Northumberland & Durham. Most recently she contributed to Alastair Sawday’s food and travel guide: The Extra Mile.