The beautiful countryside and intimate wildlife stories explored in Springwatch have inspired viewers to get outside and reconnect with the natural world for almost 20 years. Now this new practical compendium will help you go further, bringing together the most scenic walks and diverse wildlife from around Britain. Covering every region in the UK, it includes a range of easy strolls and more challenging hikes for every level of walker, each featuring wildlife unique to the area: from white-tailed sea eagle on the Isle of Mull and red squirrels in Northumberland, to otters in Devon and migrating brent geese in Northern Ireland.
Detailed descriptions of routes, Ordnance Survey maps and easy-to-follow practical information ensure you have everything you need to set out on these walks yourself, with tips on flora and fauna, and even tips and advice from the Springwatch presenters themselves, who've each chosen a favourite walk for the book.
With a foreword by Chris Packham, and beautiful line art throughout, whether you feel like wandering through a bluebell wood or enjoying the sea breeze on a dramatic coastal path, Springwatch: Great British Walks has something for every season – and it's all just outside your door.
Luke Waterson is a Wales-based adventure and culinary travel writer with a penchant for the UK outdoors, Scandinavia and South America, about which he writes for the BBC, Lonely Planet, Walk magazine, National Geographic, The Sunday Times, Adventure.com and many others. He is the author of two novels and has written or contributed to over 60 travel books and guidebooks. He's always at his happiest in the middle of nowhere and with a long and winding trail ahead.
TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is one of the nation’s favourite naturalists. He is best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Packham is president of the British Trust for Ornithology, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Hampshire Ornithological Society and the Bat Conservation Trust and vice-president of the RSPB and the Butterfly Conservation. In 2011, he was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal for his ‘outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences’, and in 2016 he won the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement, for his contribution to wildlife filmmaking.