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sian the girl outdoors blog


I’m Sian, and this is The Girl Outdoors, a blog for anyone who loves adventures. It features travel, sport, photography, outdoor style and gear reviews, and it’s here for inspiration if you feel like you need some fresh air.

I’m a magazine editor, writer, speaker and presenter based in Bristol in the UK. My work appears in titles such as The Independent, Lonely Planet, Cosmopolitan, Digital Camera Magazine, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and BBC Countryfile Magazine.
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The Girl Outdoors has been named Travel Blog of the Year 2018, Travel Blog of the Year 2015 and Outdoor Blog of the Year 2014.

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  1. July 31, 2012 / 10:16 am

    Very cool blog – and what I coincidence, I go to Cardiff Uni!

  2. Ellie
    August 1, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    Your blog is incredible! This is exactly what I want to do when I leave school! x

  3. March 6, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    I just read your “Feeding the Birds” article in The Simple Things magazine (I live in the US and I’m a little behind in the issues!) and discovered your blog. Very cool!

  4. sian
    September 16, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    So glad you liked it Natalie, it’s always a pleasure to be in The Simple Things πŸ™‚ xx

  5. Sarah
    October 19, 2013 / 9:01 am

    Hmmm I feel like if we met we would be very good friends. Let me know if you come to NZ! And, let me know if you find any competitions to Antarctica..it’s my next mission. Muchos besos

  6. sian
    October 22, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    ooh Antarctica! How awesome would that be! thanks for the lovely comment πŸ™‚ xxx

  7. November 14, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    Really happy that I found my way to your awsome blog!

  8. dave
    December 14, 2014 / 8:38 am

    what a great blog, found it through TGO.giving me some ideas of places to visit/camp.thanks. keep having fun exploring.

  9. sian
    December 16, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Thanks so much Dave! πŸ™‚

  10. December 27, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    Awesome Blog, like a lot found on TGO’s recent post. Added to the RSS reader.
    Keep up up the great work and keep enjoying what you do!

  11. December 31, 2014 / 12:19 am

    great blog, i found your page when i was looking for my dream vacation spot at the fairy pools. i hope to be there for a swim someday too

  12. January 3, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    You have really wonderful blog!!

  13. sian
    January 4, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Thank you Lee! Very kind words πŸ™‚

  14. sian
    January 4, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    Very glad you like it! Definitely make sure you too, it’s magical (if a little cold)!

  15. sian
    January 4, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    Thank you Peter!

  16. January 14, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    This blog is so adorable I love it! I’m a climber, and I really hope I can have a job like yours when I’m older πŸ™‚

  17. sian
    January 15, 2015 / 9:58 am

    Hi Ruth! Thanks for your lovely comments. I’m sure you will πŸ™‚

  18. Joanna Chittenden
    April 23, 2015 / 10:20 am

    Found my way to your very cool blog while searching for how to pack for a festival! (which by the way is a very good list indeed!) thanks x

  19. sian
    April 24, 2015 / 8:18 am

    Thanks Joanna! Glad to be of help πŸ™‚ xx

  20. August 27, 2015 / 10:40 am

    Hi Sian, I really love your blog – there’s not really anything else like it. It’s so refreshing to find a lady blogger who’s writing about adventurous and practical stuff – not just fashion, beauty and fancy restaurants.
    If you have a moment, you should have a read of my blog: http://flickthegreen.com/
    I don’t write very often but it’s focussed on the eco and environmental! Thanks! x

  21. sian
    August 27, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Hi Flick, thank you so much! I love your blog too, especially your post about allotments in cities – such a good way to escape to the ‘country’ πŸ™‚ xxx

  22. September 24, 2015 / 10:40 am

    What a fantastic blog! I’m hoping to do one of your walks near London in the next few weeks – I’ll let you know how I get on!

  23. sian
    October 30, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Hi Hatti, glad to hear it! Send me a snap if you take one of the walks πŸ™‚

  24. Karin Beebe
    October 1, 2016 / 4:42 am

    Add paddling in Greenland to your list of accomplishments πŸ™‚

  25. February 13, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Hi Sian, just wanted to drop by and say hi! Found your blog today, great stuff. Looking forward to chatting you in the future soon. All the best, Paul πŸ™‚

  26. November 21, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Hi Sian, as fairly new travel bloggers, it’s always great to find individuals who live life with passion. Well done on the great blog and may you have many more super adventures! Gavin & Didem X

  27. Nina Naomi
    August 1, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    I found you in the great mag In The Moment. I’m a blogger in North Carolina, US, http://www.grandmanaturediary.blogspot.com and resonate to your adventures. We love the UK, hiking everywhere. I’ve blogged about Frida Kahlo, mindfulness, travel and many of your interests. You are an inspiration to this North Carolinian. Go Girl!!!

  28. lisa
    April 2, 2019 / 9:20 am

    wow..awesome. I want to be you!! Very inspirational x

  29. sian
    April 3, 2019 / 9:31 am

    thank you so much!

  30. Steve Jones
    April 29, 2021 / 7:22 pm

    Hi Sian, love your blog, especially the long distance riding trails, hope to do some of them on my ex racehorse Jet.
    Steve Jones