A Living Landscape

The Book

Welcome to the website for Nigel Phillips' book Somerset's Coast A Living Landscape. The aim of this book is to paint a picture of this wonderfully diverse coast with its very wide range of wildlife.The Somerset Coast Book The book highlights many of the species that most of us can see without necessarily being experts. It also examines how this wildlife uses the coast and explores some of the underlying principles of how these coastal habitats work. The book can be ordered through this site.

Walks & Talks

Nigel also runs a range of guided walks and talks and coastal and marine surveys. Details can be found on the Talks page.


If you would like to send details of coast and marine wildlife sightings to Nigel they are always welcomed and shared with Somerset Wildlife Trust. See the Contact page for Nigel’s details.

Nigel Phillips

Nigel Phillips is supporting the work of the Somerset Wildlife Trust to raise the profile of Somerset’s coast to help ensure that it’s intertidal and offshore wildlife thrive and prosper into the future. Nigel chairs the Somerset Wildlife Trust Marine Awareness Campaign and is also the Somerset Living Seas Ambassador. This work is part of the national Living Seas campaign being run by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT).