Mark Cocker

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Writing Courses and 360˚Holidays


the Balkans and Spain 2020

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Several years ago I began a programme of private courses and holidays with partners in Greece and Spain. These are two of my favourite countries, which I have visited in combination about 40 times. In 2019 we expanded to three separate weeks.


The nature-writing courses are set in two of the richest natural regions in Europe and combine a dedicated three-day programme of exercises with fabulous wildlife, so that participants feel both immersed and completely inspired.


I call the holidays '360 Degrees' because the aim is to take the broadest possible approach to looking at wildlife and nature. Birds are always at the heart of our activities, but we also enjoy butterflies and spiders, flowers and fungi, reptiles and mammals; in short, all parts of nature. Yet it is not only that we look at everything, we also explore their role in the cultural lives of the area.



The key is to take our time, to savour it all without regard for targets or species lists; and from this, hopefully, will flow the richest, most creative reponse to place and nature.


If you click the drop-down menu above, the three separate weeks will be revealed. You can also use the contact form on the Home menu. There are detailed PDFs for all holidays on request.



    i hope you will think about joining me....


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