About us



James is an environmental journalist covering a wide range of issues including wildlife conservation and travel, and has written about the challenges facing our wildest places across five continents and all over Britain. He is the author of Travel Writing: The Insider's Guide published by Robert Hale in 2014, and is currently working on a book on Britain’s 100 greatest wildlife experiences to be published next year.


He has worked and travelled extensively in South America where he managed a cloud forest reserve in Ecuador and later worked on a project to reintroduce an orphaned Andean bear cub into the wild..


James recently cycled from south Devon to Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of mainland Britain, following spring north and tweeting as he went. You can see how he beat hawthorn blossoming via @deepdarkwood.


Louise is a multi award-winning journalist and regular Guardian contributor. She has reported for The Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph and Newsweek magazine, and writes on rural affairs and environmental issues for BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, Coast and the Sainsbury’s Magazine.


Her nature/activity travel journalism has seen her hiking the Bowland fells in search of hares and hen harriers, kayaking in the outer Hebrides amid seals and terns, and crawling along a Shetland loch in pursuit of a hungry otter.


She has been exploring and writing about the Pembrokeshire coast and islands for over two decades, first while at university in Aberystwyth, then as public affairs officer for the RSPB in Wales, and more recently with her two young sons, whose often reluctant adventures in nature are documented in the blog InSearchoftheGruffalo. She tweets at @louisetickle

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