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.

My work experience can be viewed at – https://belinda-ashton.com/about-2/

Such lovely curation of our natural environment.”


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’.