Read All About It –  Our Favourite Outdoor Reads

Many of us are craving getting out and exploring right now but rather than get frustrated, use the time to be inspired, learn, research and plan. There are so many great places to explore, so many experiences to enjoy and they are waiting for us all post lockdown. 

Now is the perfect time to indulge in a bit of reading and we’ve picked some of our favourite books for you to enjoy in the garden.

She Explores

Beautiful, empowering and exhilarating: She Explores is a spirited celebration of female bravery and courage and an inspirational companion for any woman who wants to travel the world on her own terms. Combining breathtaking travel photography with compelling personal narratives, She Explores shares the stories of 40 diverse women on unforgettable journeys in nature. 

Penguin - Go Wild Find Freedom and Adventure in the Great Outdoors 

The great outdoors is the beating heart of our world, and modern life is pulling us further away from it - but it's never too late to find your way back. Whether you like to walk, run, swim, admire the wildlife or forage for wild foods, this book will inspire you to get out into the fresh air and reconnect with the world around you.

The Adventurer's Guide to Britain: 150 incredible experiences on land and water 

This exciting, inspiring, and informative guide is perfect for anyone who loves a challenge and an adventure. There are soaring ridgelines to run, exciting river descents to swim, secret coves to explore by boat, and achievable interesting scrambles, all in stunning locations.

The Wild Year Book: Things to do outdoors through the seasons - Going Wild

Adventures, games and crafts to get you outdoors all the year-round. Playing outdoors should be an essential part of growing up; developing your imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magic spell on you. In The Wild Year Book, Fiona and Jo have selected 70 of their favourite activities to help you enjoy spending time outdoors, season by season. 

The Salt Path

An inspirational memoir, ideal for fans of H is for HawkThe Salt Path is an engrossing story about losing everything and finding yourself between the elements of sea and sky. For Raynor Winn and her husband Moth, the cruellest of diagnoses and the simultaneous collapse of their business opens an unexpected door to salvation through a journey which over its length transforms into a sweeping narrative of inner courage and nature’s ability to heal.

Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road

A memoir from Canadian cyclist Kate Harris, who took time off from her life in academia to cycle the Silk Road. Readers will love a fresh, modern voice who uses the ever-present themes of adventure and nature to celebrate humans and our connection to the natural world.

The Sharp End of Life

The story of the oldest woman to climb El Cap – the iconic big wall in Yosemite that draws climbers from around the world. She also happens to be the mother of one of the most famous climbers in the world Alex Honnold

The book follows her journey from a young wife to a busy single mother, right through to a middle-aged record-setting athlete. Along the way, she finds self-acceptance and a fierce determination that many outdoorsy women relate to. 

We hope you enjoy our reading list, Dust & Pine was born to provide all women, comfortable, flattering and affordable active and outdoor wear. We strongly believe women should feel confident, whether that’s on a walk outdoors, at the gym or hitting the pavement.

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