Book of the week: Treasured Islands by Peter Naldrett

As many of us will be looking to book holidays in the UK and closer to home this year, there’s the perfect book publishing in June that showcases some of the most beautiful and fun spots Britain has to offer.

Peter Naldrett’s Treasured Islands published by Bloomsbury is a detailed and inspiring guide to over 200 of Britain’s most stunning and interesting islands – whether that be a sandy paradise or a wild Scottish location, it’s the perfect book for planning an island getaway, and of course for planning a staycation or a weekend away when we can get back out there. It’s filled with best kept secrets in terms of hidden gems around Britain. It’s a pleasure turning these pages full of beautiful colour photos and interesting fact boxes. 

Islands represent adventure, mystery, wilderness and escapism. The British Isles includes some 194 inhabited islands (out of over 6,000), ranging from remote lost worlds to famous and popular holiday spots, and this wonderfully detailed guide includes them all, featuring over 200 of the most incredible islands found around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

Highlighting the best spots for foodies, wildlife enthusiasts, walkers and adrenaline-junkies, Treasured Islands explores the most beautiful and interesting islands from the northernmost tip of Scotland to the south coast of England, taking in islands of Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Scillies, the Channel Islands and the remote Faroe Islands along the way. 

Peter shows readers must-see attractions, picturesque nature spots, local food specialities, sporting activities, the best places to stay and eat, and the all-important transport links to and from the mainland and other nearby islands.

Historical and cultural anecdotes are woven throughout, giving a fascinating insight into the way of life on these uniquely secluded settlements.

Author Peter Naldrett is a freelance writer specialising in travel and the outdoors. He has written a number of guidebooks as well as four books in the Dog Walkers’ Guide series. He has also written for publications such as Geographical, The Big Issue and Dalesman and The Daily Telegraph, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. He is the author of Days Out Underground and Around the Coast in 80 Days, both published by Bloomsbury. 

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