The Long Mynd and the Stiperstones ridge make up the largest area of heathland in the Shropshire Hills. This book is an exploration of the wildlife and landscape of these two hills in stunning photography and lyrical nature writing by Andrew Fusek Peters.
In his latest publication, Andrew turns his lens from the wild waters of the borderlands towards his current home, immersing himself in the diverse terrain of Long Mynd and the Stiperstones. The site of Stepping Stones, a major conservation project by Natural England and the National Trust, Andrew was commissioned to document the variety and value of the area’s flora and fauna.
Over the course of three years, Andrew demonstrated why he has been shortlisted in The British Wildlife Photography Awards in recent competitions, as his shots have captured the environment’s full range, from vast night-time skies to studies in minute detail of the species of bird and other animals which make the area their home, many of which are threatened.
His account, in both photography and prose, culminates in a vivid and poetic evocation of being in the landscape; of its capacity to move us, and the necessary efforts which must be made to preserve it.
Published 26 June 2017