Author, adventurer and stand up paddle boarder Lisa Drewe has been a busy lady of late. Having supplied her with SUP gear in the past she’s since gone on to travel and investigate all manner of English, Welsh and Scottish islands. Not only this but Lisa’s sought out active adventures, including stand up paddling, on said islands. It goes without saying we’re super keen for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, travel and see what’s on our own doorstep. And if this can be done with McConks SUP underfoot and paddle in hand then all the better. You may also choose a kayak to compliment your SUPIng – as Lisa also does. Basically, it’s all good in our book, or should that be, er, Lisa’s book?
The book’s synopsis as follows –
England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe is a stunning and informative guide to the islands of England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It is ideal for swimmers, kayakers, adventure travellers, wildlife spotters and ice cream connoisseurs.
Go on an inspirational and fascinating coastline journey – familiar islands are visited, such as Lundy and the Isle of Wight; others are less well known, such as Gewni in Pembrokeshire and Coquet Island in Northumberland. Almost 300 islands are included, from larger, populated islands to remote, uninhabited islets – some can be reached by foot at low tide, others have ferry services, and some you will need your own transport, or be content to view them from the mainland.
Once you’ve found your island this book introduces you to the best sites on the island to appreciate: hidden beaches and coves, the tastiest local food and the wildlife that can be seen in the locality. Watch the Cemlyn Bay terns on Anglesey, go paddleboarding around Mersea Island in Essex, walk in the footsteps of pilgrims on Lindisfarne in Northumberland, or enjoy ice cream from one of the smallest dairy herds in the country on St Agnes in the Isles of Scilly … it’s all there to be enjoyed in England & Wales Island Bagging.
Published by Vertebrate Publishing England and Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe is set to land on October 7, 2021 and is definitely worth a read. If you fancy pre-ordering a copy then head here to do so.