#NEWS: Best Outdoor Blog of 2018 Nomination

I am proud/humbled/excited/over-the-moon/galvanised/utterly thrilled to have been both nominated and then shortlisted to be the ‘Best Outdoor Blog of 2018’ by outdoor equipment retailer, GO Outdoors, as part of their End of Year Awards. 

#Microadventures: Hiking the Northumberland Coast Path

On the Northumberland Coast Path, walking is enough. The beaches are golden and miles wide. Dolphins play in the water. There are many, many castles. And, when you stop walking, there are some excellent places to get a beer.

#BothyBagging: Finding Time to go Off-Grid

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.

#GetOutside: Overdoing It and 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

#WildNightOut2018

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

#WildSwimming: In the Shadow of Tryfan

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.

#Microadventures – Spring Equinox Road Trip

“Steph?” “Snrrrgh.” “Steph, we’re going to miss it.” “Oh!” I opened my eyes and pushed my sleeping bag off my face. The car was bathed in soft light and, through the windows of the backseat where we had slept, I could see the pale sky emerging from behind shadowy dunes. We wriggled out of our … Continue reading #Microadventures – Spring Equinox Road Trip