Paperback | 192 pages | 250x 200mm
Publication June 2017 | ISBN 9781910862681
‘The country that lies between the dimpled lands of England and the gaunt purple steeps of Wales, half in Faery, half out of it.’ Mary Webb
Upland is an exploration of the wildlife and landscape of the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones, in stunning photography and lyrical nature writing by Andrew Fusek Peters, author of critically-acclaimed wild swimming memoir Dip.
Commissioned by the National Trust and Natural England for their major environmental project, Stepping Stones, Andrew found more than simply a catalogue of flora and fauna. Instead he delivers 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.
Andrew Fusek Peters is an acclaimed and prolific author and photographer. He has been shortlisted twice for British Wildlife Photographer of the Year and his photographs regularly appear in the national papers and photo magazines. His Supermoon was on the front page of The Times and his Hare in Bluebells was featured on the BBC’s Springwatch. His last photobook Wilderland was highly praised. ‘Stunning photos’ – The Countryman, ‘A delight’ – Outdoor Photographer, ‘Inspiring’ – Amateur Photographer
'Upland is my kind of book. A passionately written and lavishly illustrated account of the natural history of one of Britain’s hidden secrets by a man who understands his subject. Andrew Fusek Peters has thrown his heart and soul into this book, and it shows.’ Iolo Williams
'Andrew has created a book full of beautiful, engaging images that take you on a journey into a wilderness full of surprises and characters at every corner. The images alone are jaw-dropping, reminding us all that great exploratory journeys can be made into nature, often in our own overlooked back yard. His passion and enthusiasm absorb you into the very fabric of the habitat and its species. A truly wonderful book that deserves to be on everyone’s bookshelf.’ Dr. Richard Shucksmith
'What is notable about Peters is his enthusiasm for the therapeutic benefits of photography and how the medium can bring us into contact, and maybe even reconnect us, with nature. In his new book, Peters continues his love affair with Shropshire. Like [his previous book] Wilderland, it takes the form of a psychogeographic diary and is a pure expression of wanderlust. In another sense, the book is a biography of a landscape, one that take into account Peter’s subjective engagement with the area. It’s a perfect example of dedicating yourself to one area, and realising the possibilities are endless.’ Oliver Atwell, Amateur Photographer, 5 star review