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Wild Escape Competition

Sheldrake Press, publishers of the Wild Guides, are running a travel writing competition this month. Share one of your wild travel experiences with us for a chance to be published on our web-site and win a set of guides to Italy, Britain and Ireland.

As part of our travel writing competition, we are inviting you to share a wild travel experience with us. Whether you have discovered a new spot or returned to an old favourite, we’d like to hear about it.

Wild Escape Competition Rules

1.    Entrants to the competition must write a short piece of no more than   1,000 words on a wild travel experience.

2.    Wild travel experiences may include extreme, adventure or outdoor travel.


The best entry will be published on our web-site and the writer will win a set of three Wild Guides on Italy, Britain and Ireland.


Entries must be received by midnight (GMT +1) on Saturday 31st March 2012.  Your piece should be sent to ku.oc1716749875.sser1716749875pekar1716749875dlehs1716749875@sser1716749875p1716749875 with the subject heading Wild Escape Competition, along with your name and contact details. The competition will be judged by our editorial staff, chaired by Simon Rigge, and the result will be announced on Tuesday 17th April 2012.

About Wild Italy

Forget the Italy you know from other guide-books,from postcards and films; forget the cities, churches, beach resorts and leaning towers.  Instead, get ready to explore uncharted Italy, away from the resorts and tourists — the mountains, lakes, forests and virgin coasts.

Enthralled by Italy’s ‘sublime and infinitely varied countryside’, Jepson has trekked the entire peninsula and selected more than 70 wild places to visit. He has picked out some of the loveliest spots in Sicily and Sardinia and plotted the last few pinpricks of Italian territory, the scattered islands off the Tunisian coast which are some of the most isolated and primitive places in Europe. If it is air and stillness you are after, Jepson is the perfect guide. If it is prose and armchair repose, he is a travel writer with the power to entrance.

‘The first concise guide in English to Italy’s finest walks and landscapes – from Alpine peaks to Sicilian shores – and their flora and fauna.’ — The Daily Telegraph

To know more about Wild Italy or to buy a copy, click here.

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