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.
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.
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.
When it comes to comfortable summit camping, the Thermarest NeoAir XTherm is one of my secret weapons.
“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
The MSR Hubba Hubba NX is a sturdy and lightweight backpacking tent with plenty of room inside. I’m looking forward to using it again – but it comes at a price, and it doesn’t always feel like value for money.
I was always told never to agree to meet anyone I met online, but this was different.
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