Adventurous Ink is curated by our founder Tim Frenneaux.
His first start-up launched in 2015 shortly after Tim turned forty, lost his Dad, and realised with a shock that he wasn't living the adventurous life packed into panniers he dreamt of as a kid.
Instead of just going for a few more walks, Tim went part time in his day-job to launch his first brand 'Gather Outdoors'.
2019 brought the realisation that it was actually Adventurous Ink, a side-project of this side-project, that brought the most joy. This was the one thing he needed to do well.
The refocus worked. Folk seemed to like it.
So in 2020, at the start of lockdown, Tim handed in his notice and went all-in on the Ink.
By 2021 he was commissioning re-prints especially for subscribers, whilst the club's monthly author conversations were quickly selling out.
This little book club really did mean something!
To help our community find meaning and connection in the great wide open.
To provide real and lasting benefit to people and planet.
We have helped thousands of folk enjoy a monthly hit of escapism and adventure.
96% of our community say they benefit from being members. Ninety six!
We stopped selling ‘stuff’ to focus on inspiring adventures.
Our bulk orders are packed and shipped by people living with disabilities.
And, we fund native tree planting in Nidderdale to offset our modest emissions and create high quality biodiverse landscapes.
As Tim says...
"I might not be doing a lot, but I do it with a lot of love."