A few weeks ago, I swapped my hiking boots for running shoes to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon. After dashing around the city’s iconic landmarks, and beating out miles along the coast, I can confirm this marathon is as ‘fast and flat’ as the organisers promise. My Own Marathon Experience Like countless other runners, […]
For over a decade I have spent my spare time roaming the wilder parts of the UK in search of adventures. So when I came across the Summer Mountain Leader course and discovered you could get paid to help others explore the outdoors, I was hooked. Like many though, after the initial excitement wore off, […]
The Sentieri Degli Dei is one of the most popular trails on the Amalfi Coast due to its continuous breathtaking views (and the fact it only has one flight of stairs). Known as ‘Path of the Gods’ in English, this trail offers an eye-boggling array of vineyards perched perilously close to cliffs; weird and wonderful […]
The Amalfi Coast is more than a haunt for celebrities and culture vultures – its rugged, beautiful landscape is just waiting for adventurous travellers to explore. Fresh from exploring its limestone cliffs and azure waters, check out my recommendations for adrenaline-pumping activities to try when discovering the Amalfi Coast.
If you’re looking for outdoor inspiration, then take a gander at Dave Hamilton’s latest book, Wild Ruins BC.
Now more than ever, women are breaking boundaries and records in the outdoors. Whether it’s completing previously-claimed ‘unclimbable’ routes, beating long-distance hiking records, or even just proving you’re never too old to pick up a sport, on 2019’s International Women’s Day I wanted to share with you all some of the best outdoor films with […]
Lapland is more than just Santa Claus’s hometown – it’s also a mecca for winter adventure sports, particularly ice climbing. Fresh from my trip with Bliss Adventure/Much Better Adventures, I discovered some of the freshest, powdery snow and excellent ice walls in Europe.
The UK’s winter season can be mediocre sometimes, so when the temperature drops and the white stuff covers its national parks, everyone flocks outside – including me. Arc’teryx kindly lent me their Beta AR hardshell jacket from their Gear Library for the weekend. The scheme enables customers to test premium Arc’teryx kit before purchasing, […]
I spent the past weekend at the Brecon Beacons, which called for bobble hats and winter layers galore. There’s something cosy and somewhat hygge about walking in winter bundled in enough layers to resemble the Michelin Man. While packing for the trip, I decided to create a basic introduction to winter layering so everyone can […]
For years, I have promised myself I would one day complete a marathon. Yet life has a habit of getting in the way, and the commitment of training for months to complete such a long distance always made me put it off. With a milestone birthday approaching in 2019 however, I decided that this was […]