Hi, I’m Bex Band…author, speaker & community leader with a BIG love of all things adventure & conservation…
I wasn’t always this big adventurer, in fact I had a very un-outdoorsy upbringing. I hated school – I didn’t fit in and struggled due to undiagnosed dyslexia – and grew up massively lacking in confidence. But since I went on my first big brave adventure in my late-20s, hiking 1000km the length of Israel, I’ve been hooked. I’ve gone on to kayak the width of the UK against plastic pollution and kick-scoot (yep you read that right!) the length of the USA. Since becoming a mum I’ve had to adapt my expeditions, but still find time to adventure as a family (my third book, Family Adventures, will be released 2024 published by Bloomsbury).
Noticing a real lack of women accessing the outdoors, I founded the non-profit Love Her Wild – now the UK’s largest women’s adventure community with over 35,000 members. I’ve organised expeditions all over the world, including the 2022 Women’s End2End relay when 700 women carried a baton 74 days the length of the UK.
My love of adventure go hand-in-hand with a passion to protect the planet (with a particular love of our oceans and marine life). This led to me studying a Masters in (MSc) Wildlife Conservation with UWE Bristol. When I’m not running the Love Her Wild community, I advocate for all things adventure and conservation through book writing, giving talks and keeping a blog – a blog which has had over 1.5million readers!
I’ve been named one of the UK’s 30 Most Inspirational Entrepreneurs by Business Leader and was titled ‘Legacy Maker’ on the San Miguel Alternative Rich List. I’ve won the Next Generation Award and was a finalist in the Women of the Future Awards. My first book, Three Stripes South, won the Shextreme Outdoor Book Award.
Oh…..and in a very surreal experience, I was interviewed for Clare Baldings Radio 4 Ramblings!
I’m going to be doing a limited number of talks and events in 2023. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch though if you would like to know more about me speaking or delivering a workshop….
Best FROM blog
On my adventurer blog, you’ll find honest advice about planning expeditions, getting outdoors more day-to-day and conservation. As well as personal journals and over sharing of opinions….here are a few of my most popular blogs to get you started. Enjoy!
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