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.
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
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 have no sense of direction. Absolutely none. Never ask me for directions; my internal compass is pointing consistently 180 degrees on the wrong bearing. Or 270 degrees. Or maybe 45…