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Where in the crowded British Isles would you look for wildernesss? Surprisingly, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have a variety of wild landscapes unrivalled anywhere in the world. Call of the Wild was published to celebrate 25 years of the Outdoor Writers' Guild (OWG), the only group of media professionals exclusively involved in the outdoors. It is edited by Roly Smith, President and former Chairman of the OWG. The 25 authors celebrate their favourite places, ranging from remote coastal islands to special places in Sussex and Suffolk, from unknown hills to famous mountains, from standing stones to forest glades. OWG members go walking, rock climbing and kayaking to reach these wild places. Rediscover the British Isles through their eyes in this full colour hardback, lavishly illustrated with 130 colour photographs.
Roly Smith is a freelance writer, editor and media consultant, and the author of over 50 books on walking and the countryside. He was chairman of the Outdoor Writers' Guild for 11 years before being elected its president in 2001. He acts as media consultant, editor and contributor to a variety of publications. In April 2002, he organised the 70th anniversary celebration of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, and his book on Kinder won the Alan Ball Local History award from the Libraries Association.