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“Phoebe Smith is a splendid writer and an inspiring traveller” – Bill Bryson Award-winning travel editor, writer and author.

Phoebe Smith has seen her love of dramatic landscapes and wild places take her on adventures all around the world – from wild camping on the Scottish islands to meeting sea gypsies in Burma. She is the editor of Wanderlust, the UK’s best adventure travel magazine (Consumer Magazine of the Year 2013, PPA, Independent Publisher’s Award) and in 2015 was named Editor of the Year (PPA, New Talent Awards). She is author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain’s Rugged Corners and the first and only guidebook to British bothies – Book of the Bothy.

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Interview with Phoebe Smith

To celebrate the publication of her Wilderness Weekends guide, we chat to Phoebe Smith for her tips on wild camping. 

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