Books

A great book by Tim Gent

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July 10, 2015
About the Author
Tim has enjoyed an outdoor life since childhood. Farming, forestry conservation and archaeology have provided a working environment in the field, and contributed to an understanding of the land. While paddling and camping from Arctic Scandinavia to the Mediterranean coast, he has absorbed more, and hopes he is still learning. Writing about fishing, hillwalking, canoeing and camping, Tim had the first of many magazine articles published in 1990. He is a regular contributor to Canoe and Kayak UK and Bushcraft and Survival Skills, and often writes for The Great Outdoors. When not camping, Tim and Susannah live in Devon, England, midway between Dartmoor and the Atlantic coast.

A review of the book I wrote on Amazon:
This book by Tim & Susannah Gent is a must if you are like us interested in trying out open canoeing and love the outdoors. My wife and I are complete novices, even though we are both keen seakayakers. The book is well written and full of good advice and beautiful photos. One can see that Tim is genuine about his love of nature and his wish to get people on the water and experience camping in beautiful places. Since reading this book we have been out canoeing with a local club and really loved it. Thanks Tim for passing on your enthusiasm for a beautiful way of exploring the countryside.

The new guide by Mark Rainsley is out and available from Pesda Press.

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The Wye is one of Britain’s finest canoe and kayak touring rivers, and offers something for every kind of paddler. This guide provides the information and advice you need to plan your own Wye journey, whether it’s a single or multi-day trip, whitewater or sedate cruising.The author, Mark Rainsley, has divided the river into 15 sections, which are described in detail with distances, grades, access points and campsites. These sections can be paddled as single day trips, or combined into multi-day adventures, and there are suggested itineraries for both whitewater and touring expeditions that range from 3 to 5 days. To help you plan your journey there is advice on equipment, safety and access, as well as information on wildlife, culture and landscape.Mark Rainsley has spent three decades using paddlesport as a means of avoiding adulthood and responsibility. He is a fanatical paddler who has descended challenging whitewater rivers worldwide, and who is dedicated to exploring every nook and cranny of the UK’s coast by sea kayak. He created the UK Rivers and UK Sea Kayak websites and is a prolific contributor to paddlesport magazines and other media. Mark authored the Pesda Press guidebook South West Sea Kayaking, and has contributed to other Pesda titles such as English Whitewater and South East England and Channel Islands Sea Kayaking.

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