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Tim Gent

As an outdoor writer and photographer I walk, paddle and clamber in search of wild and inspiring locations. There’s no denying that this is extremely enjoyable, and in documenting these experiences I hope to encourage readers to join in.  I also believe that if a better understanding and love of these important and fragile landscapes can be developed, this might increase their chance of being saved.

First published in 1990, my outdoor work has appeared in a range of magazines including:

BBC Countryfile

Bushcraft and Survival Skills


Canoe and Kayak UK

Canoe and Kayak USA


Go Canoeing

Outdoor Adventure Guide

Salmon Trout and Sea Trout

Scottish Field

The Bushcraft Journal

The Great Outdoors

The Paddler

Trout and Salmon

Although I write about hillwalking, fishing, foraging and other bushcraft activities, the majority of my work looks at canoeing and camping, and my two books, Canoe Camping and Campfire Cooking, are published by Pesda Press.

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I’m keen to point out that any photographs showing me, were taken by Susannah Gent, who paddles, climbs and camps with me everywhere – enjoying all the best bits, and enduring each of the worst.  Susannah cooks over an open fire as well as most people do at home, and usually catches the largest fish from the canoe too.

8 thoughts on “About

  • May 10, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Good Luck with the new website. I truly enjoy the excellent photography and narratives from both you and cousin Susannah as well. Your adventures and treks interest me greatly. Love from your Canadian cousin.

  • May 10, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Many thanks John. I’m really pleased you enjoy the articles. I hope spring is now firmly in place over there. All the best, Tim.

  • July 18, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Big fan of your photography Tim! Nice site. Best wishes from Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”.
    -Scott, Bull Moose Patrol

    • July 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Scott. And both of our canoes come from Minnesota too.

  • August 16, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Happiness is catching a fish a beautiful place, cooking it on a fire and eating it on the waters edge. Very inspiring, what wonderful adventures.

    • August 24, 2015 at 7:14 am

      Thanks Bert.

  • March 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Tim

    I hope you are well.

    I’m reading your Brecon Beacons article on the April tgo and just wanted to let you know that our Brecon Beacons British Mountain Map, and Brecon Beacons West Superwalker also cover this area


    Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like more information.

    Best wishes

    Juliet Chadwin

    • March 6, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Hi Juliet

      Quite right,and thank you for reminding me. I have your Ben Nevis and Knoydart Mountain Maps, and absolutely love them. Fortunately, I didn’t forget to mention Harvey Maps in my Canoe Camping book, and must make sure not to miss them out in future TGO Wild Walks.

      All the best,



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