Photographer, writer and marketing professional based in Bristol & Cornwall
Jacob Little is an editorial and commercial photographer and writer working with national publications and brands. His work includes travel and outdoor journalism, accompanying content creation, business marketing, strategy consulting, identity projects and copywriting. Email email@example.com
Inspired by wild landscapes, outdoor adventures and rural craft.
My Recent Writing
It’s dark, early and rainy at Gatwick airport on a mid April morning. As with many passengers, the banality of the start of my journey belies the nature of my destination. I am travelling what feels like a world away, to the Arctic Circle and the bright, vast landscapes of north Sweden. I’m joining a group to hike a portion of the famous Kungsleden, ‘The King’s Trail,’ an epic hiking route that passes through some of the wildest and most protected areas of Europe.
Down an unassuming lane between Brentor and Mary Tavy, a small, hand-painted sign points the way to a clearing and some surprisingly well hidden buildings. It’s only when you get a little closer that you realise these relatively industrial looking structures doesn’t belong to any of the number of farms that surround the area. It’s early morning on a sunny Saturday, and members of the local Gliding Society are putting plans in place for a day of soaring above the Dartmoor countryside.
Sitting at the end of the train line and acting as the gateway to the ‘wild west’ of Cornwall, Penzance has seen its share of changing times over the years. But the town is modernising at a pace, with the recent announcement that it will be receiving a share of the Government’s £655 million high street fund to help regeneration.
The start of the year is the perfect time to cultivate a fresh desire to contribute to society and put back into the community. It’s a great time to reflect on the previous year, appreciate what you’ve got around you and look for new opportunities to explore and learn more about your immediate surroundings.
For the February 2020 edition of Coast magazine, I travelled to the small island of Eilean Shona in Scotland, spending time in the down-season reflecting on time by the sea and its mental restorative benefits. I walked, swam and went out in the water in a Canadian canoe to experience the best of what small island life in Scotland can bring.
Loch Lomond is the largest stretch of inland water in the United Kingdom, and the second largest by water volume, second only to its perhaps more famous sister, Loch Ness. At 23 miles long, it also spans 3 counties just 14 miles northwest of Glasgow, making its unique landscape, location, history and heritage as the Lowlands meet the Scottish Highlands a draw for visitors worldwide.
The Scottish islands have enchanted and enthralled us for millenia. They have provided escape from class and convention, inspired writers and poets, provoked volatile emotional intensity in songwriters and have provided explorers and adventurers with the opportunity to ‘contemplate a system of life almost totally different from what we were accustomed – to find simplicity and wildness and the circumstances of remote time or place.’
My writing as an author for iBuys, the outdoor and travel gear reviews section of the iNews newspaper. Click through for more for examples of my work, from best waterproof trousers, walking shoes and backpacking tents to more niche areas like photography tripods, backpacks and entry level DSLR cameras.
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