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.
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.
I was always told never to agree to meet anyone I met online, but this was different.
I saw the window in a photograph. A small pane of glass, surrounded by stone, looking down to a valley which cupped a silver lake. A river snaked from the hills, falling from the side of the slate bothy which held the window. Hills rose beyond the lake, blocking out the landscape beyond. The week … Continue reading #BothyBagging – Warnscale Head
I had to get out. It was the middle of March, and spring was coming. The sky had turned from grey to soft blue, and the ice was melting into rushing streams. It was the perfect weather for getting out in the hills. But life has a fiendish way of jumping in the way of all … Continue reading #Microadventures – Rhos Dirion
In a world where amazing people are out running whole countries, cycling continents, rowing oceans and skydiving from space, its’s difficult to know at what point what you’re doing no longer counts as an adventure.