Donna Nook 2016 – An Excuse to Share Cute Seal Pup Photos

Today I made my annual pilgrimage over to Donna Nook, a nature reserve on the east coast of Lincolnshire that boasts a grey seal colony. I wasn’t going to write a blog about it this year, but the fact is I can’t resist sharing a handful of the cute photos I took…  Grey seal pups at Donna Nook,

One Hour Outside | Week 1 Update

I have been completely overwhelmed with the interest that my One Hour Outside campaign has had over the last couple of weeks. It seems you think spending at least an hour outside every day in November is a good idea, and loads of you have been taking part, which is exactly what I hoped for. Thanks guys!  Country

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 45 #SplodzWPC

Thanks for your all your darkness photos last week, there were some fab shots. This week we going to talk about things that are the opposite; let’s do bright and light and happy and jolly! Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 45 Theme: Bright Light It’s good to think about the darkness, but let’s concentrate

Llyn Gwynant Campsite, Snowdonia

A couple of weekends ago I headed across the country to Snowdonia in Wales to spend a weekend camping, hiking and kayaking with a group of Outdoor Bloggers who’d responded to mine and Jenni’s desire to create a network of like minded writers here in the UK. We camped at the Llyn Gwynant campsite in the heart of

50 Things To Do Outside in November. #OneHourOutside

I couldn’t set you a challenge like One Hour Outside (#OneHourOutside) and not provide any kind of inspiration to help you get started. There are lots of these “things to do…” style posts around so I figured there was no harm in putting together one of my own. Naturally mine has an outdoors theme to

The Benefits of Getting Outside. #OneHourOutside

The fact that a quarter of people in the UK will not walk for more than 15 minutes at a time has really shocked me (read it here). I often say I’m a couch potato, I am very good at wasting time sat on my bum watching random stuff on the telly box, but 15 minutes walking is nothing

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 44 #SplodzWPC

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely struggling with the dark mornings and evenings at the moment. So to keep this topical, This week I thought it would be good to celebrate “darkness” in a photo challenge kind of way – maybe that’ll help me wake up a bit. And of course if you

Currently Loving: October 2016

Ahhhh October, the month that Autumn really gets going making everything outside super colourful, but equally the month that the mornings and evenings grow darker and darker meaning I can’t see that beautiful colour most days. Anyway, time for my monthly favourites blog post, a chance for me to gather a few things together that I’m particularly enjoying

Winter Camping – Tips to Keep you Cosy and Comfy

Today I’m publishing a guest post by Rachel Campbell all about winter camping… having spent a weekend under canvas this October I can confirm her tips are super useful! Camping used to be seen as a summer activity, thanks to the warmer weather and the wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy with friends and family. However more

One Hour Outside November 2016 #OneHourOutside

We all know that getting outside is good for us. There are so many reasons why we should be making an effort to spend as much time outdoors as possible – fresh air and natural light is good for our body, our mind, and possibly most importantly, our soul. But how good are we at

Weekend in Snowdonia | Splodz Blogz TV

I haven’t done this for a while, but here’s a vlog documenting the Outdoor Bloggers weekend in Snowdonia. I organised the weekend with Jenni from The Thrifty Magpies Nest because we wanted to combine our love of getting outside with a meet up for other people who profess to like the same things… we were joined by 17 bloggers

Map Geekery and Getting Outside

Did you know that a quarter of people in the UK feel that a 15 minute walk is too far and they will take the car instead? Wow. 15 minutes is too far to walk?! And… when 2,000 people from the UK took part in a survey, only 40% of them could put London in