Looking for all-rounder hiking and climbing trousers that are durable, comfortable and lightweight? The Simond women’s Rock pants at Decathlon can withstand high temps, showers and gusty winds on rock walls and hikes, while taking up minimal space in your rucksack. Simond Women’s Rock Pant Fit Sitting just below the belly button, the Rock pants […]
Hiking is more fun in the sun, but take care you don’t get burnt when walking during a heatwave. Sun worshippers, check out my tips for feeling as cool as a cucumber when hiking in the heat. Start Hiking in the Morning The air is cooler in the morning than in the afternoon, so beat […]
With its searing daytime heat and cool nights, Georgia’s Svaneti region can be a finicky destination to pack for hiking adventures. Even during its peak season between the end of June until late September, travellers can experience roasting afternoon jaunts and evenings huddles with down jackets and mugs of tea, all in one day. If […]
Georgia’s section of the Transcaucasian Trail is a mesmerising combination of romantic mountain villages and wild landscapes filled with a rainbow of colours – and dotted with quaint, ancient churches that only increase the trail’s quixotic appeal. This is only improved with Georgia’s hearty cuisine, punchy coffee, and easy-drinking wine and beer to help fuel […]
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 […]