Gemma Hall is a freelance travel, nature and outdoors writer who grew up in the North East. She has explored Northumberland on many sailing, walking, cycling and birdwatching trips and is a keen long-distance walker who has completed Hadrian's Wall Way, St Cuthbert's Way and the Northumberland Coast path. Gemma is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has worked for the RSPB, National Trust and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). She has written for BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, The National Trust, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Country Walking Magazine. In 2012 Gemma wrote the Bradt travel guide, Slow Northumberland & Durham.