Winter is coming – but don’t let the end of summer stop you exploring far and wild. Embrace the chill and get outside one of my ultimate cold weather adventures, from a ski expedition aboard a sailing boat in Iceland…

View Post

When I think of Europe’s cold north I think of the Everyman’s Right, a clause in the law of Norway, Sweden and Finland that allows anyone to roam through the land freely, to forage for wild food, to walk in…

View Post

Shrouded in myths and mists in equal measure and home to gorgeous beaches, magical camping spots and, I would argue, the tastiest whiskey in the world, the archipelagos of the inner and outer Hebrides are one of the dreamiest places…

View Post

You lovely lot have been requesting signed copies of The Girl Outdoors, and as both the blog and the book have just been shortlisted as blog of the year and book of the year at the Travel Media Awards 2018,…

View Post

Hej hej (that’s hello) from Sörmland! I spent the loveliest long weekend in this gorgeous corner of Sweden. Just a quick hop from Stockholm, it’s the perfect place for an adventurous escape. Plan your own dream #Stockholmcountrybreak with my favourite…

View Post

Oh hello, have you met the Fjällräven Kånken? I’m sure you’ll recognize this iconic little backpack – it’s been having a bit of a hipster moment recently, but its design heritage goes way back to the 1970s. The cheerfully coloured…

View Post

Get active on Aruba, the Caribbean ‘One happy island’ that is far more adventurous than its paradisical beaches and chilled-out vibe might make it seem. ‘One happy island’ is more than just how the Aruban tourist board defines their welcoming…

View Post

Loving the lazy days of summer? Might I politely suggest that winning a bottle of my favourite Rock Rose gin might make your plans to picnic on beaches and lounge by rivers all through this heatwave even better? There’s nothing…

View Post

Last month I headed for the hills of Helvellyn in the Lake District to help celebrate the spirit of The Royal Mint‘s brand new Britannia collection of coins. FINDING THE SPIRIT OF BRITANNIA A few weeks ago the amazing filming…

View Post

I popped in to the brand new GO Outdoors Cribbs Causeway store for an explore and to hunt out some new camping kit. GO Outdoors is one of my favourite one-stop shops for outdoor essentials at pocket-friendly prices, so I…

View Post

I may be obsessed with time spent in the great outdoors but the reality is that I spend most of my days living and working in a city, so Victorinox challenged me to share my favourite urban sanctuaries. These are…

View Post

Dreaming of sleeping solo under the stars but not sure if you’re brave enough to wild camp alone? I feel you! Here are my thoughts on gaining the confidence to give wild camping for one a try. How to be…

View Post

Meet my all-time favourite backpacking tent, the MSR Hubba Hubba two-man tent, £300. I’ve had a few people comment on the sudden explosion of photos of my shiny new tent on Instagram, and it’s true that my Hubba Hubba has…

View Post

Last week I ticked a big one off my adventurous bucket list – sleeping solo in a bothy in the Scottish mountains. Bothies, in case you haven’t come across these lovely things, are small mountain refuges dotted amongst Britain’s wildest…

View Post

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…

View Post

Ready to get high? A high-altitude mountain trek makes for the ultimate adventurous challenge. Multi-day hill hikes can be physically tough, but they always come with an amazing reward for your efforts – the pure joy of reaching a summit…

View Post

Morning sunshine! Getting ready for a spring and summer of little adventures? Pack the best new camping kit in my favourite new rucksack, get on my new go-to bike and go exploring. COVETABLE KIT Trakke Assynt 17 rucksack, £175 Ooh,…

View Post

I think it’s finally safe to say it – spring is here! Time to emerge from hibernation and start planning a summer of outdoor adventures. There’s no need to hop on a plane to go somewhere wild and wonderful –…

View Post

INTRODUCING THE GIRL OUTDOORS I wrote a book! I’m so happy to show you The Girl Outdoors, out now on Amazon and in bookshops. It’s published by Bloomsbury Publishing UK and is available to order in paperback and digital forms. The…

View Post

Just in time for International Women’s Day,here’s my interview with inspiring adventurer Elise Wortley, who is following in the footsteps of legendary female explorer Alexandra David-Neél in the Indian Himalayas with an all-female team. Meet Elise Wortley. She’s very likely…

View Post

I’ve been fine-tuning my favourite campfire recipes on the wonderful Frontier stove from Anevay – this portable wood-fired beauty means you can cook up one-pot wonders anywhere you roam. Four favourite one-pot camping recipes Camp Pancakes, makes 10 No more…

View Post

Thinking of booking a last-minute escape to the snow? I loved laid-back, charming Le Grand-Bornand in the French Alps. And don’t be fooled by its quaint beauty, this ski village is also home to plenty of adrenaline-fuelled winter adventures.

View Post

How to feels to go cliff camping: spending the night on a portaledge Ever heard of cliff camping? It’s no gentle night under canvas – sleeping suspended on a cliff edge on a tiny, portable platform called a portaledge is…

View Post

Ever wanted to get into travel writing or outdoor blogging? I did a little interview with the talented Jess of Shimnix Films about making your name in the world of adventure journalism. Any more questions you’d like answered, just let…

View Post

Ever fancied becoming a travel writer? I’m running a workshop in Bristol on March 6th for budding outdoor adventure journalists and bloggers keen to use their writing skills to get published in newspapers, magazines and books. Ever wanted to flex…

View Post

I started 2018 in proper outdoors fashion by taking on Berghaus’ #Berghausfirstfoot challenge – 10,000 steps (5 miles) of hiking on the first day of the year, followed by my traditional New Year’s Day swim.

View Post

Wondering what to wear on your feet in the dark bitter days of winter? I’ve been out in rain and snow testing out Sorel’s Cozy Joan snow boots, £129.99 from Ellis Brigham. Cosy by both name and nature, they’re an…

View Post

Busy planning outdoor adventures for spring? How about a gorgeous five man tent to fit all your mates in? I’m giving away a fantastic Outwell Lawndale tent worth £299 from Outdoor World Direct in my snazzy new competition.

View Post