52 Wildlife Weekendsby James Lowen
52 Wildlife Weekends Guide – Travel information and tips for 52 suggested British wildlife breaks including birdwatching and tracking advice, activities and walks. Also features local highlights and suggested itineraries in England, Scotland and Wales, transportation, when to go, accommodation and restaurant tips, maps and species identification.
Published: 09th Aug 2013
About this book
This first guide to British wildlife experiences packaged into 52 weekend-sized breaks highlights the best of British wildlife – from tiny silver-spotted skippers to gargantuan basking sharks, from seabird skyscrapers to autumn fungi. For both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice, the suggestions criss-cross England, Scotland and Wales. With stunning colour photos the author shows when, where and how to see Britain’s most exciting wildlife – complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, detailed directions and tips on how to find, identify and enjoy British animals and plants. Each entry gives details on species of interest, the landscapes they inhabit and on how to plan the weekend. An ‘at a glance’ box summarizes details with a thumbnail map. Each entry suggests accommodation.
About the Author
James Lowen has been immersed in all aspects of natural history since he was able to walk, encouraging him to become a fully fledged wildlife writer, editor, guide and photograper. Upon his return to Britain from several years leading tours in South America and Antarctica, James had an irrepressible desire to renew his relationship with British nature. This book, 52 Wildlife Weekends, is the result. He has also written Pantanal Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guide to Brazil’s Great Wetland and Antarctica Wildlife: a Visitor’s Guide to the Wildlife of the Beagle Channel, Drake Passage and Antarctica Peninsula.
‘A diarised walkthrough of 52 wildlife-filled weekend destinations to explore and experience in every corner of the British countryside, this is a guide that will find a home in the caravans, tent pockets and backpacks of nature-lovers just about everywhere…… 52 Wildlife Weekends will provide many with the inspiration to get close to nature somewhere across our islands, and might add a few destinations to the bucket lists of those already enthused. This is a guide well worth buying?-?regardless of your location, interest or expertise on anything wildlife-related. Let yourself be inspired!’
‘Packed with stunning wildlife photography, this is an ideal guide to the range of British wildlife you can see as well as where to see it and when.’
Powys County Times and Express
‘Each chapter is an invitation to pack a picnic, pull on the walking boots and head out in search of our wonderful wildlife.’
The Simple Things
‘The text is, like the rest of the book, simply superb and full of feeling, as if the author has actually taken you there.’
‘A pleasurable and practical read that aims to inspire and inform… an indispensible resource for anyone interested in British wildlife.’
‘A year of wildlife-watching ideas divided into handy weekend breaks’
‘Packaged in a handy-sized and beautifully illustrated book. The sumptuous photographs on the front cover provide a taster of the wonderful variety of wildlife that can be enjoyed across Britain… a great addition to any bookshelf’
The Biggest Twitch
‘An invaluable, inspirational guide and a real bargain to boot.’
“A good idea and a useful guide… packed with information and well written… a good reminder that Britain has plenty of wildlife if you go to the right places, at the right times”
Mark Avery, British Wildlife.
‘Offers inspiring itineraries for a year of unforgettable wildlife-watching breaks across the UK’
Sussex Wildlife Trust
‘This would suit non-specialists as well as seasoned naturalists, and, accompanied by some fine photographs, contains evocative accounts of varied landscapes, from balmy evenings in the Chilterns to the saturated fens of Norfolk.’
Good Book Guide
‘This book provides an excellent starting point for a novice or for a ‘wild’ family to explore nature across beautiful Britain!’ Dorset Wildlife Trust
‘Britain is rich in wildlife, and now, thanks to a new book, seeing all these creatures in their natural habitats has suddenly been made a lot easier.’
‘Learn where to spot basking sharks, forage for fungi, track red squirrels and more, with maps, itineraries and great photos.’
National Geographic Traveller
‘Who needs BBC’s Springwatch when this book has 52 good reasons to get out and see British wildlife for yourself?’