WIN a copy of The Girl Outdoors book

Win a copy of The Girl Outdoors book

Win a copy of The Girl Outdoors

I still can’t believe I wrote a book! Publishing The Girl Outdoors has been one of the best things ever to happen to me, mainly because of how wonderful it has been to share it with other lovers of the great outdoors. Writing it (all 30,000 words of it!) and seeing it come to life have been a good reminder of how amazing it is to get out and explore wild places, whether you fancy trying a new sport, travelling the world or just going camping for a weekend.

The Girl Outdoors: the wild girl’s guide to adventure, travel and wellbeing is a beginner-friendly bible for all women looking for information and inspiration to get out in the great outdoors, get fit, get healthy and have fun. It’s available on Amazon for £9.74.

If you have a copy, I hope you love it and that it inspires many adventures of all sizes for years to come. If you haven’t, this competition is for you! I have five signed copies to give away.

Win a copy of The Girl Outdoors book

HOW TO ENTER: To enter simply comment below and tell me what adventures, big or small, you’ve got planned for this summer. Want your entry to be counted twice (or thrice!)? Give The Girl Outdoors a like on Twitter or Instagram and let me know in your comment.

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  1. Emily Walton
    May 26, 2018 / 7:39 am

    I want to explore the UK every weekend on my bike! A few weeks ago I spontaneously packed my touring saddle bag and went cycling and camping round the Peak District for a few days. I want to repeat this with more beautiful UK locations (Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Lake District, etc) and maybe get in some wild swimming when the weathers good.

  2. May 26, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Can I get a signed copy for my climbing partner?

    Tim

  3. May 26, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    I’m taking on a 100 mile sportive and a 2 mile river swim!
    Following on IG and twitter 🙂

  4. Denise Davies
    May 26, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    Wild west Wales

  5. Gareth Moseley
    May 27, 2018 / 8:42 am

    I am taking my family to International Drive in Florida, we are going to explore, have fun and eat lots. The kids cant wait to see what life outside Disney is like in Florida and I am looking forward to seeing what internal drive is like and reporting back to everyone.

  6. laura stewart
    May 27, 2018 / 9:40 am

    we are going camping with family to Devon x

  7. DAWN WINSKILL
    May 27, 2018 / 9:50 am

    We are going to visit the New Forest

  8. Annabel Greaves
    May 27, 2018 / 10:28 am

    I am looking forward to my adventure summer holiday with the family exploring the Swansea coastline at the Mumbles

  9. Rebecca Saunders
    May 27, 2018 / 11:11 am

    I’m going on a cruise around Japan, this summer 🙂

  10. May 27, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    A good few kayaking trips exploring the highlands this summer, and an amazing mountain trek up Stok Kangri in September!

  11. May 27, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    We have an abroad holiday booked, a first for my children, I’m hoping for lots of adventures and to try new things

  12. Emma Barrass
    May 27, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    Inspired ☺️

  13. David Swift
    May 27, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    My adventure is to go to south america

  14. sallie
    May 27, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    i’m going to explore all the footpaths around my new home

  15. May 28, 2018 / 8:55 am

    we are going camping in corfu, hiking too cant waait

  16. Chloe Taylor
    May 28, 2018 / 9:17 am

    We will be going to Sussex on holiday – lots of nature walks & adventures to surrounding areas.
    Twitter @chloeadkins13
    Insta @chloeadkins

  17. Sheena Batey
    May 28, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    I will be doing some walking in North Yorkshire. I have shared on Twitter

  18. Lizzie
    May 28, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    I plan to get out there and see some of the best sights in the UK and Wales this year. I want time alone to be around nature and to reflect on my life and where I want it to go. I’ve had a lot of bad things happen in the past but that’s done now, now I want to move on and find my place in life. I think this book would help me work out how to do this. Many thanks.

  19. Helen
    May 28, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    wild camping

  20. Alana
    May 28, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    This summer I’m planning a road trip around Scotland. Excited already!

  21. May 28, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    I’m off to experience walking in the Italian Lakes

  22. May 28, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Forgot to mention my twitter handle @flowerpowerlife

  23. Catherine Stewart
    May 28, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    I’ve started the couch to 5k programme, which to me is a mountain that must be climbed!

  24. Leah Holden
    May 28, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Going on my first camping trip since leaving the girl guides which was about 10 years ago! Me and my boyfriend have a few days planned out exploring the coastline near Whitby, camping, bbqing and getting out on our bikes! Already follow you on Twitter and Insta too

  25. Claire Glace
    May 29, 2018 / 5:00 am

    Hoping to grab a few days in Dartmoor for some walking, and bravely, as im getting on these days, me and my girlfriend are off to a reggae festival in Dorset….

  26. Carol De
    May 29, 2018 / 7:26 am

    I am in the middle of a year long personal walking challenge of 1500 miles this year. Nearly up to 500 miles so not sure if i will do it, but have some long distance walks planned this summer so looking forward to seeing my total rise.

  27. Solange
    May 29, 2018 / 9:41 am

    We are going camping in the Lake District.

  28. Stacey Clouting
    May 29, 2018 / 9:49 am

    This summer I turn the big 3-0 So the adventures I have planned are a mini wild camp festival at a secret hideout in Norfolk, and then off to Morocco to climb Toubkal and eat hummus. Exciting!!!!

  29. Claire Vanstone
    May 29, 2018 / 9:49 am

    Leaving London as often as possible for long countryside cycles (courtesy of ‘lost lanes’ books) and mini camping adventures and my new favourite hobby paddle boarding, whenever I can!

  30. Elly McArthur
    May 29, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I’m planning to cycle the Hebredean Way in a couple of weeks. It’s 185 miles from Vatersay in the South to Lewis in the North! 🙂

  31. Hattie
    May 29, 2018 / 10:00 am

    Lots!

    3 day hike in the Atlas Mountains – reaching over 4000m altitude
    2 mile Lake Windermere swim
    Wild swimming and paddle boarding adventure on the west coast of Scotland, camping in Mull and Rum along the way.

    And may more mini adventures in-between!
    xx

  32. May 29, 2018 / 10:04 am

    My adventure this year is going to be to learn to surf! I moved to Cornwall last year and fell in love with paddleboarding, but I’m just in awe of all of the surfers I know. I love the idea that it’s something you can do anywhere, and that you get (I imagine!) such a rush from a great wave. I tried a couple of lessons last year and was beyond bad, but this year I’m planning to head to the north coast as often as I can and just practice, practice, practice until I nail it. After all, I live in this amazing place, so I have the *perfect* opportunity. I’m picturing a Rocky-style montage at the end of the summer.

    (Also follow on Twitter and IG)

  33. May 29, 2018 / 10:23 am

    I’m hiking the Lakeland 3000s in August – Skiddaw, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn & all the miles between in 24 hours. Raising money for Mind and raising awareness of the importance of being outdoors and taking on challenges and adventures for mental health and wellbeing.
    Following on IG 🙂

  34. May 29, 2018 / 10:38 am

    This summer my adventures take me to the Lake District for a summer of working on the shores of Lake Windermere and then off to Chamonix to make my first attempt at summiting Mont Blanc. After that I have an entirely different adventure planned in the form of a surf trip to Morocco.
    I hope you have an amazing time in the Himalayas

    Follow on instagram

  35. Beth
    May 29, 2018 / 11:28 am

    My big adventure for this summer is to go camping with my boyfriend (while also dog sitting) and maybe climb our second mountain together (already done Scafell pike, planning Snowdon). We also plan on going gorge walking and doing some abseiling as a late birthday present for me! I also really want to try some wild swimming so better dig my wetsuit out!! I follow you on twitter and instagram and love seeing your pics over on the gram!

  36. Alice
    May 29, 2018 / 11:40 am

    We plan to continue what started as an amazing active year (surfing in the UK, hiking in Iceland & Alps, snowboarding in Austria, exploring Israel desert landscapes, climbing in Germany) with a wonderful summer exploring the beauty of the UK – planning on buying a tent and try wild camping in Scotland, for one 🙂 Love your Instagram by the way and would love even more to receive your book! x

  37. Louise
    May 29, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    I have a few holidays abroad booked, but I am mostly looking forward to getting out on the weekend in my tent, getting to know more of my local countryside, and trying new activities. First stop paddle boarding!
    (Follow and likes on IG and twitter)

  38. May 29, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I plan to go to Ireland this summer to hike/camp/climb with my friend who lives there!

  39. May 29, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    Ps I also follow you on Twitter and Instagram!

  40. May 29, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    We are taking our 2 year old on his first road trip abroad, exploring the causeway coast in Northern Ireland and driving the Wild Atlantic way. Hoping to find some accessible ways to show him his quadraplegic CP doesn’t have to get in the way of him enjoying a sense of adventure too.

  41. Natalie
    May 29, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I’m doing 10km at the Great North Swim next week and currently planning this year’s holiday – cycling the Transpennine Trail! I’ll definitely have lots of mini adventures throughout summer while planning the ride like hiking with my walking group and lots of jumping on trains with my bike for days out. Training for my first triathon in July and my first 10km run in September as well. I expect there’ll be even more openwater swimming somewhere too as I can’t imagine not doing it! It’s going to be a pretty busy summer!

    Follow you on Instagram too 🙂

  42. Jade
    May 29, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    My adventure is loading my new bike up with my belongings and heading to the Lake District to swim in Windermere. I’m super excited about exploring an area I’ve never been to and swimming in such an iconic place.

    Also follow on IG and Twitter

  43. Abi-Rose Fisher
    May 29, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    I’m going to biking through the valleys in Northumberland National park, making sure to stop and swim in every possible pool, waterfall, Lynn and River! I can’t wait! This would be perfect to accompany me and help me plan xxx

  44. Mel
    May 29, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    We are going on a trip to the East coast of USA this summer! Thanjs for the opportunity! Liked on instagram as well 🙂

  45. Alice Dungate
    May 29, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    My adventure for this summer is first time camping as an adult!! I also have am planning on doing a hiking trip in northern Italy. I also want to attempt to run an outdoor 10k as well! I have liked the post on instagram as well.

  46. Emma
    May 29, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    I’m trekking the Annapurna base camp circuit in Nepal next month! (Ps I’m following the girl outdoors on Instagram).

  47. Lauren
    May 29, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    We’ve bought a folding camper in memory of my nan, so we can go camping when ever we feel like it! First off, the peak district as its close to home 🙂 would love a copy of your book, have followed you on Instagram for some time now and wish I was as brave as you!

    Keep adventuring

    L x

  48. Becca
    May 29, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    I’m training for my first half marathon, so hoping to explore the surrounding area as well as get some trail running in up in West Scotland. 🙂

  49. Alison Clark
    May 29, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    I’m going to Rome in July – I have never been to Italy before so I’m going to make the most of it and have day trips to venice and another to Bologna where I’m going to take a cooking lesson – I can’t wait!

  50. Emma Walker
    May 29, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    In June, me and my two friends are cycling Skye and the outer Hebrides! Liked on Instagram. Emma x

  51. Kelly Jamieson
    May 29, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I’m currently on a little holiday with my boys near filey. The eldest is 14 & normally tries to live in his bedroom, so we’re exploring beaches searching for sea glass, sea pottery & fossils. His face when he found his first piece of sea glass for me was just priceless, the perfect afternoon on the beach despite the fog and wind

  52. Nia Roberts
    May 29, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Going to take my little girl, 2 years old, wild camping and start her adventuring early!

  53. Genma
    May 29, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    I intend to explore the UK coast and rivers on my paddle board- and will pledge to collect as much rubbish from the water as I can get in on my board along the way x

  54. Andrea Rochefort
    May 29, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    My husband, daughter, and I moved here from the states last year. We’re going tent camping for the first time to Dorset this week and we’re so excited!! Also going to explore Bavaria and Paris later this summer. We can’t wait for new outdoor adventures!

  55. leanne weir
    May 29, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    We’re off camping to shell island

  56. Sophie
    May 30, 2018 / 7:14 am

    I try and do something outdoors in and around the Cotswolds as often as possible (bike ride in the hills after work? Yes!) but this summer, I’m hoping to go hiking and camping in Scotland and canoeing on the river Wye. For my birthday I want to hike around the Chaîne des Puys, a range of dormant volcanoes in central France, with my brother and sister.
    I’d love to give a signed copy of your book to my adventure buddy and an inspirational young women Lucie who’s turning 25 a few days after me in August.
    I follow you on Instagram (which is how I found out about your book!) and will go and follow you on Twitter rn!
    Sophie x

  57. JoJo G
    May 30, 2018 / 10:23 am

    This summer I plan to stay at home (The Lake District) and explore my own backyard. Building on my love of hiking and the outdoors, I am signing up to do my Mountain Leader Award to help me learn more specific mountaineering skills and I have just started wild swimming and biking. I have also just ordered a mountaineering tent so I can embark on wild camping adventures. I am also trying to inspire others around me to make the most of the outdoors and plan an adventure.

  58. kris mc
    May 30, 2018 / 10:47 am

    We’ll be going on many woodland walks

  59. sarah parker
    May 31, 2018 / 6:01 am

    camping in devon 🙂

  60. Heather Donaldson
    May 31, 2018 / 6:24 am

    For me this summer will be spent getting out of the city and finding some big long beaches to get used to long walks on sand and see if my old beloved walking boots are up to the challenge of a 6 day Sahara Dunes treck in March 2019 to raise money for St John’s Hospice.

    Following on Insta ❤

  61. May 31, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    I’m attempting the National 3 Peaks Challenge in September for charity eek!

  62. Meg
    May 31, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    My dream is to climb Ben Nevis. Planning to go during my 6 week summer break from teaching 🙂

  63. Pam Gregory
    May 31, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    Picnics in the park

  64. Elizabeth Cooke
    May 31, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    My hubby and I are doing a few UK breaks, in particular in countryside areas (first stop South Downs national park!). We really want to try wild swimming as well so will be on the hunt for some places. I’d LOVE this book!
    I follow on Twitter (@BGcat14) and on Instagram (@bgcat14)

  65. Rich Tyler
    June 1, 2018 / 3:27 am

    We’re off to explore Amsterdam in September! 🙂

  66. Helen hicks
    June 1, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Getting my primary school kids paddleboarding, maybe even a little camping trip by paddleboard or kayak…we just have to reduce the size of our sleeping bags and picnics!

  67. Elizabeth Angove
    June 2, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    love everything about this book
    As a family of five, we enjoy being outdoors..from sitting in our garden, bike rides and walking the dog.
    I am doing a 20 mile walk with my mum friends around ulswater this Friday (8th june) we are staying at a eurocamp park on lake garda towards the end of this month and camping in benllech August bank holiday ‍♀️‍♀️ xx

  68. Emma S
    June 3, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Going camping on the Scilly Isles this summer after having read your blog post on them!

  69. Emma S
    June 3, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    I am going camping in the Scilly Isles after having read your blog post on them! I also follow you on instagram and would love to win your book!

  70. Natalie Crossan
    June 4, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    I live in Brighton (all my life) and it’s been years since I’ve been up Devils Dyke. A beautiful area only a bus ride away – I’m determined to correct this this summer. There is zorbing and kite flying!

  71. Sandra Taylor
    June 5, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    We’re exploring Croatia and Slovenia! Lots of beautiful mountains to climb!

  72. Gill Williams
    June 6, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I am walking the coastline of the Llyn peninsular, following on from my walk of the coastline of Anglesey last year. Following on Twitter.

  73. Carole Nott
    June 13, 2018 / 8:07 am

    im going on a weeks break to norfolk and plan to walk along the coastal paths

  74. June 14, 2018 / 5:49 am

    Camping and family picnic.

  75. Ruth Wollerton
    June 14, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I have brought myself a bike and am planning lots of biking adventures with my son. Following on twitter and Instagram too xxx

  76. June 14, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    I am taking my four sons and puppy camping in Rendlesham forest! UFO hunting!

  77. stephanie
    June 14, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    bognor regis

  78. Tammy Neal
    June 15, 2018 / 6:35 am

    We’re going camping to Devon x

  79. June 21, 2018 / 9:53 am

    Camping with my young son in the garden, Norfolk coast and eventually the Peak District

  80. CAROLINE WATSON
    June 21, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    yopping in the yorkshire dales!

  81. charmaine jackson
    June 23, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I want to visit the Heights Of Abraham in the Derbyshore..it looks magical especially the Cavern..

  82. Rebecca Howells (@Regrash7)
    June 24, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Glamping in Cornwall

  83. Emma Middleton
    June 24, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    I am staying local and will just visit the local parks and beaches and enjoy spending time with my family and little boy

  84. Dave Weston
    June 24, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    Love hiking, and have the wrekin hill on my doorstep. Going up Snowdon next weekend also

  85. champaklal Lad
    June 25, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    world travel would be great – just need lots of pennies

  86. Laura Walker
    June 25, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    There’s a 501 places to visit in the UK book. We are working through that

  87. Kirsty Fox
    June 25, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Lots of days at the beach, sunbathing, rock pooling and generally having fun.
    Followed on both Twitter and Instagram @bloomingfox

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