The thought of putting my soaked, icy-cold waterproofs back on in the dark at the bottom of Scafell Pike still makes me recoil.
Taking in caves, mountains, viewpoints, bothies, beaches, and even a massive rock with a gap underneath it, Wilderness Weekends is a showcase of some of the best spots in Britain.
I slipped up to my desk just before 9am, relatively unnoticed, with all the dignity I could muster and clutching a sausage sandwich. Adventure is the perfect antidote to the desk.
I did it! Those of you who follow me on social media may have seen that my attempt of the Lyke Wake Walk on 14th July was a success. The challenge is to complete the 40-mile crossing of the North York Moors in under 24 hours: I managed it in 17.5. Pretty chuffed with … Continue reading #GetOutside: Finishing The Lyke Wake Walk
This week, I’ve been proud to be featured on two blogs. I’ve been part of the GetOutside Interviews on SplodzBlogz, and I’ve been telling the guys at Blacks about fitting in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards around life. It’s a really interesting time for me to see these go live because, this week, I’m … Continue reading #GetOutside: Overdoing It and The Lyke Wake Walk
Have you heard of Wild Night Out? Wild Night Out is the UK's national night – and day – of adventure. Now in its third year, the campaign is championed by Ordnance Survey and encourages everyone to stick 30th June in their calendar for guaranteed outdoor fun and adventure. You might have seen me posting … Continue reading #WildNightOut2018
I had been standing on the edge of the lake for ten minutes. If I didn’t get in soon, it was going to be too dark. I knew I’d regret not going in. I was frustrated with myself. I pushed my sweaty hair away from my face and balled my fists. I was going to do this.
I didn’t know the names of the hills I was looking at and I didn’t know what a Wainwright was. But I knew one thing: this wasn’t the last the Lake District would be seeing of us.