I grew up amongst the beautiful fynbos mountains of the fairest Cape, and have always lived on the urban edge where nature has been my life-long inspiration. I love walking along remote tracks in the wilderness vast, surrounded by birds and scrubby bush, where I can lose myself in the wildness of nature. I also love poetry and music, and quiet times reading or writing.

My profession as a nature writer and visual storyteller has led to my involvement with many diverse programmes within marine and wilderness conservation, each created to motivate closer connections with the natural world.

I curate awareness displays and exhibitions, as well as projects that focus on conceptual artworks within a broader environmental narrative.

Having taken a course in creative design at London City University, I empowered myself with the tools needed to create my own materials, and this writing/design/photography combination forms the basis of my work. You can visit the link below for a brief outline of my work experience.

Visit https://belinda-ashton.com/about-2/

I returned to beautiful England a few years ago and now live in the Cotswolds.

Over the years, I have learned that it is through our emotional bonding with the land that we develop an ethos of care and compassion for the natural world, at a time when so much of all that is wild and free is being lost, perhaps forever.

In 2023, I will be releasing my first small novel ‘As the Wild Geese Fly’.

“An opening of our hearts is where it all begins.”

Richard Carraway, As the Wild Geese Fly

Visit the link below to read about my work experience