Win a copy of Brian Jackman's Wild About Britain

Date published: 31 Oct 17
Wild About Britain by Brian Jackman

Enjoy a new collection of award-winning journalist and author Brian Jackman's nature and travel writings from the past 40 years. It is an enthusiastic celebration of Britain's unspoiled coast and countryside, concentrating in particular on Britain's wildlife and the wild places in which its most spectacular species are found. Wild About Britain also touches on fishing, sailing and the way Britain's history has shaped the landscape.

"Wild About Britain is not a guidebook" says Brian Jackman. "It's an extended love letter to the British Countryside; a personal view covering more than four decades of travels in the wilder parts of Britain."

You could win a copy of this superbly written and evocative book by telling us about your favourite, hidden places in Great Britain. Write a comment below or post on the forum thread. There are 2 copies of the book to be won and the competition closes on 30 November 2017.

You might also enjoy Brian’s radio interview with Silver Travel Show. 

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  • Silvertravellerfan
    about 1 year ago
    Recently I have made a real effort to go out and explore the British Isles more. So I went to Campbeltown, Mull, Iona, Staff (to see the puffins - amazing!) & Oban during May half term and the Cotswolds in October half term. @LPLondon I also did a walk along Chesil beach in September and it is just stunning. Plus I am going to Cardiff for Twixmas and St Ives for Easter which I am sure will be amazing. However sometimes it is a case of getting out and exploring what is in your own back yard...quite literally. About 2 years ago I got a bike and a friend took me out for a bike ride and even though I have lived in this town for 20 years, I discovered cycle paths and bits of the countryside that I never knew existed! So now when I go cycling I use these cycle paths and I see all sorts of amazing things. A few times as I have cycled on the path, some swans have flown literally next me above the water next to the cycle path. Or I see rabbits, squirrels, other types of birds or even just the changing landscape itself. You just have to get out and explore what is around you...literally!
  • Meryl
    about 1 year ago
    Britain is such a magical place for nature. This book would inspire me to find new places to visit.
  • Dannydog
    about 1 year ago
    The Forest of Bowland. Beautiful and still quiet even in the high season. Great food and places of interest to visit, but lovely walking country as well.
  • Chris_n_Jac
    about 1 year ago
    Britain is a wonderful place, we just need to know where to visit. This book would be a great tool.
  • snowy
    about 1 year ago
    Just started to reignite my passion for British countryside and wildlife,0.
    Would love toread this book
  • reader_1
    about 1 year ago
    We love the Meon Valley in Hampshire. There are lovely views, and the South Downs way passes through the area. The chalk stream of the Meon is very important for wildlife, as I blelieve 80% per cent of the worlds chalk streams are in Britain. There's a lovely walk/cycle path along the former Meon Valley railway. Altogether a lovely area to explore.
  • barney
    about 1 year ago
    Standing on the cliff top at Flamborough Head in Yorkshire has to be one of lifes best experiences. The view is fantastic whatever the weather, although the wind can be chilly in Winter.Bring your binoculars to view the seals bobbing in the water below. A working lighthouse stands at the top which can be visited if you are fit enough to climb the steps up. Afterwards stop at the welcoming cafe for a cuppa and snack or a full meal whatever you feel like.
  • LPLondon
    about 1 year ago
    I have been to Portland in Dorest many times, it is so unspoilt and full of nature. A walk to the lighthouse Portland Bill is both invigorating and a nature lovers dream. Chisel beach is a glorious sight to see, stretching for miles , I sit there and watch the seagulls dart about. Crab sandwiches at the cafe by the lighthouse are a real treat.