Many people crave what might be called a safe adventure. They would love to be immersed in the wild, yet at the same time know they can drive home at the end of the day. Wild & Free describes 100 destinations in Britain where people can go wild for the day. All the sites are located within a couple of hours' drive from a fair-sized town or city, so they are accessible and not completely remote. Most sites don't have facilities, so you should take a picnic or stop off at an AA-recommended pub for lunch. This isn't a walking guide, so after parking the car you will be quickly immersed in the countryside without a long hike. Guiding you towards interactive wildlife experiences, the sites have been chosen not just for their solitude, but their abundance of wild mammals, birds, insects and flowers.
Dominic Couzens is a writer with nearly 30 book titles to his name. A lover of Britain's wild places, he leads birdwatching field trips all over the UK where he shares with others all the things that excite him about nature. Dominic lives in Dorset with his wife Carolyn and their two children.