Black & White Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired The Hike Life: My 50 Favourite Hikes in Ireland by Irish Broadcaster and adventurer Rozanna Purcell.

World rights for The Hike Life were acquired by Ali McBride, publishing director at Black & White Publishing from Nora Millar at The Millar Agency. 

As one of Ireland’s leading voices on the value of getting outdoors, Rozanna Purcell has inspired a community of hikers. Now bringing her passion for hiking to the page, The Hike Life offers the chance to be out in the open and discover new places to help you appreciate the beauty of Ireland and mentally recharge.

Rozanna shares 50 of her favourite hikes from all around Ireland, including personal stories, what she loves about the trails and what they mean to her. Each hike also has levels of difficulty, and useful information and incredible places to visit, eat and swim post hike.

Taking us all over the island of Ireland, this brilliant guide with beautiful photography will encourage more people to explore the outdoors and experience life on a new, and higher, level.

Rozanna Purcell said: “I’m delighted to finally be able to announce this book, it’s been two years in the making and it’s one of the proudest things I’ve created. I get so much enjoyment from hiking in Ireland. I really hope this book gives others the push to fall in love with hiking & Ireland too.

Ali McBride said: “Rozanna has such a positive attitude towards life – you can see it clearly in the community she has built. The Hike Life is an essential guide, perfect for all fans of the outdoors, from beginners to intrepid explorers. Her passion for the natural world shines through, detailing the mental and physical benefits it brings us. We’re delighted to be publishing her first hiking book and The Hike Life is literally a breath of fresh air.” 

Rozanna Purcell is a broadcaster, content creator and author based in Ireland. Rozanna began her media career in modelling but soon progressed to television, radio and has written several books. Her lifelong love of the outdoors led to her starting the Hike Life community and this has been hugely successful. She offers free guided hikes around Ireland for people to get out, off their phones and meet like-minded people. This is her first hiking book. 

The Hike Life will be published October 2023.