Two adventurous women with a love for the outdoors are the final guests at the Bowness Book Club this year.

The club meets at the Burn How Garden House Hotel and treats its members to guest speakers at every session.

On November 15, the guest will be paddleboarder Jo Moseley, who is a bestselling author, podcaster and award-winning short-film maker from North Yorkshire.

Organiser Vicky Robinson said: "Jo spent the spring and summer of 2023 researching her second book, this time about beautiful places to paddleboard in the Lake District.

"She is a member of the Lakes Adventure Writing Group and is very much looking forward to spending the evening with us."

The Westmorland Gazette: Jo Mosely on one of her many paddleboarding escapadesJo Mosely on one of her many paddleboarding escapades (Image: Cumbria PR)

In 2022, her first book, 'Stand Up Paddleboarding in Great Britain - Beautiful Places to Paddleboard in England, Scotland and Wales', was published.

It was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book Awards and shortlisted for The Great Outdoors Magazine Book of the Year.

In 2019, she became the first woman to stand-up-paddleboard coast to coast from Liverpool to Goole, fundraising and picking up litter.

A film about her adventure called 'Brave Enough - A Journey Home to Joy' has been screened at prestigious adventure film festivals including Keswick Film Festival and Kendal Mountain Film Festival.

The second guest, speaking with the group on Wednesday, December 6, will be artist and writer Liz Wakelin, whose acclaimed 'Sketching a Year in Lakeland' has just been published by Inspired by Lakeland.

The Westmorland Gazette: Author Liz Wakelin and a page from her new Lakeland-based bookAuthor Liz Wakelin and a page from her new Lakeland-based book (Image: Cumbria PR)

The book is a diary in handwritten words and watercolour sketches revealing everyday life in the towns and villages, on the hills, and beside the water in the Lake District

It is a personal journal that Wakelin – mountaineer, cyclist, runner, and adventurer – is very happy to share.

The book tells the tale of her life during those 12 months - her walks around the fells, the cycle rides with husband Barry, visits to the local bookshop and ironmonger and, above all, tea and cakes in many pictorially perfect cafes.

The events start at 7pm and are open to new and old members alike, at no cost.