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Adventurous Ink subscription


Are you looking to reconnect with nature and explore the great outdoors? 


Do you want to spend more time leafing and less time scrolling?


Are you happiest when contemplating your next adventure?


Adventurous Ink makes this super simple, with the aid of the leading writers, photographers and illustrators from the new outdoors movement.

Each month subscribers receive the latest outdoor book or journal. Plus a handwritten letter from our founder, telling the story of the publication and the people behind it.

Free issue for new subscribers

Subscribe today to recieve this month's issue, and choose a free issue from our archives.

Latest issue

Our March issue is the evocatively titled Like The Wind. This is not a running journal. Its a publication about people who run and why they run.


The quality of illustration and graphic design is up there with the best creative periodicals. Founder and Editor Simon Freeman explains why creativity has always been important to them, in his interview for our journal

This, their 19th issue, has a strong outdoor theme featuring tales of skullduggery and sly tactics in the world of fell running, along with the epic physical and logistical effort of competing in and organising the Ice Ultra in the wilds of Swedish Lapland, and many more stories.


We created Adventurous Ink to inspire subscribers in making the most of their 'Wild and Precious Lives'. Hearing how we helped with that gives us a warm glow...

"My mind is racing with ideas and thoughts of adventure!" Lucy

"Thank you so much for the time, thought and effort you've put in to deliver treasure through my letterbox every month this past year. It has been awesome : )" Sarah

"I feel genuinely excited everytime it comes through the door." Ollie

"It broadens my knowledge and always stimulates my love of the outdoors" Yannick

We wanted to hear more about our wonderful subscribers, like Ant (below) so we created Subscriber Stories to tell their tales.

The subscription

Each month we send subscribers a book or journal, worth £10 - £16 each. Just one publication, every month.

The subscription fee is £25 for 2 months, plus £3 post & packing (half our regular shipping fee).

This is paid on the 3rd of every other month.

There are no contracts, you are free to cancel at anytime.  We are confident you will love Adventurous Ink, so we don't lock you in at any point.

No worries guarantee

You place a lot of trust in us by being a subscriber. We wont let you down. No matter what, we will see you right:

Issue pinched by a neighbour (it happened!) or lost in the post? We'll send another.

Already got a book we send out? We'll send a refund (you can keep the book to give as a gift).

Payment taken automatically when you planned to cancel? We'll send a refund.


When will my issue arrive?

We ship all pre-orders around the middle of the month, depending on the publication date of the book/journal.

How do I get my free issue from the archive?

Select the issue you want when you add the subscription to your cart.

What do I get when I first subscribe?

In your first month you will get 2 publications: both your free issue, and that month's issue. From then on you will get one issue every month.

Do you include anything extra?

Occasionally we add an extra publication. In January 2019 we sent a free Discover Cymru calendar to all subscribers as a special gift.

But this is not a regular 'box scheme'. Its not a clever way of selling you stuff you don't need and wouldn't have bought. Its a simple way to recieve beautiful publications to inspire adventure and reconnect with nature.

Can I choose how many months I purchase?

Yes. In addition to a 2 month subscription, Adventurous Ink is available as 4 month, 6 month and 12 month one off payment, the ideal gift for adventurous souls. These are available as separate products, at the bottom of this page.

Can I buy a subscription as a gift?

Yes. You can choose a different shipping address and buy 4, 6 or 12 month subscriptions using the products at the bottom of the page.

What if I have already bought a copy elsewhere?

We ship publications as soon as possible after their release date, so it's unlikely you will buy it before we send it out. Sometimes we even ship before they go on general release!

But if you already have a copy, we'll send you a refund. You can even keep the duplicate and gift it on to someone else.

Will I know what's coming?

No, that's part of the adventure!

Scroll through the images to see some of our back issues.

What will I get in my subscription?

You will recieve a cardboard envelope, containing this month's issue, plus a handwritten letter.

This is not a regular 'box scheme'. It is not a clever way of selling you stuff you don't need and wouldn't have bought. Its a simple way to recieve beautiful publications.

Occasionally we may add an extra publication. For example in January 2019 we sent a free Discover Cymru calendar to all subscribers as a special gift.

Will it fit through my letterbox?

Yes. We've never had an issue yet that hasn't fitted through a regular sized letterbox. So no annoying trips to the post office.

Can I cancel my subscription?

Yes, of course, you are free to cancel at any time. If you have paid for future months when you cancel, we'll still send these out to you. You get what you paid for, simple as that.

I forgot to cancel until after payment had been made, can I still get a refund?

No problem. Get in touch and we'll refund your payment and cancel your shipments.

What if I change address?

Yes. You can update your shipping address anytime online. Or just let us know and we will update it for you.

Can I deliver to someone else?

Yes. Separate billing and shipping addresses are available at checkout, ideal to send as a gift.

How long has Adventurous Ink been running?

We started out back in January 2017 and have shipped every single month since.

Our founder Tim (the coffee drinker you just scrolled past) even had the logo tattooed down his forearm. We're THAT committed!

I have another query...

See the envelope symbol towards the bottom of the page, the one marked queries? That's the button for you. Get in touch!