Force of Nature

Author and Garden Designer Kit Peel, is the Artistic Director of NiddFest. It wasn’t foreign news reporting in South Africa or a year on a Greek island, but Nidderdale where Kit Peel finally fell in love with nature. The seeds of Niddfest were planted during a train journey, dreamed up by the children’s author and…

Common Ground: An Extraordinary Realm

Rob Cowen is the author of Common Ground, voted Britain’s third favourite nature book, beating classics like The Wind in the Willows.  Declared ‘bold and beautiful’ by Robert Macfarlane, and ‘Touched by genius’. No pressure then. “Writing Common Ground was like being possessed by somebody else,” Rob laughs, “that’s what it felt like. I was…