Monday, September 7, 2015

Author of two books: Camping by the Waterside and Wild Camping – Exploring and Sleeping in the Wilds of the UK and Ireland – published by Bloomsbury.

Committee member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and editor of the guild’s magazine, Outdoor Focus.

Publisher of the award winning blog, Wild Essex.

Stephen began his career as a reporter with the Ipswich-based East Anglian Daily Times, in 1993. He was the first journalist on the scene at Aldgate station during the London bombings on July 7, 2005, when his account was broadcast live on BBC radio around the world. His feature on a survivor won several national journalism awards.

He won more awards, before moving into finance journalism, becoming the first UK freelance journalist employed in London by the Chinese state news agency Xinhua. He began focusing on outdoor writing post-2008 banking collapse. Also a former lecturer in journalism for the University of Essex and South East Essex College.