About this author
Gemma Hall (www.gemmahall.co.uk) is a freelance travel, nature and outdoors writer from the North East who began her career in journalism writing for BBC Wildlife magazine for which she’s still a regular contributor. She also works for many other outdoor and heritage titles and, alongside writing and her professional photography work, she co-ordinates conservation projects in the UK and abroad. Her family live in Newcastle and Northumberland and she has extensively explored the coasts and hills of Northumberland and Durham on many sailing, cycling, birdwatching and camping trips. A keen walker, she’s hiked many long-distance trails including Hadrian’s Wall Way, St Cuthbert’s Way and the Northumberland and Durham coast paths. Gemma has worked for the RSPB, National Trust and British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.