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Fitting in Adventure. Hiking the Yorkshire Three Peaks. (Again.)

I am a huge advocate of having every day adventures. Like the vast majority of adults in this country, I have a full time job and other commitments to juggle. This means that my desire to get outdoors and have fun times in the countryside has to fit in with everything else, both in terms

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 28 #SplodzWPC

I created the Splodz Blogz weekly photo challenge to hopefully inspire and motivate you to take new photographs every week. I give you a theme, you take the photos… take the theme any way you choose and take your images using any camera equipment you have. Share your snaps with me using #SplodzWPC so I can see

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 1

Announcing the Splodz Blogz Weekly Photo Challenge 2016 – a new theme every Thursday for a whole year. Join in!  I’m no stranger to photography challenges. While it wasn’t the only reason Splodz Blogz was born, one of the first things I used this particular corner of the internet for was to share my photo a day challenge

Lyke Wake Walk – A Hiking Challenge

What happens when three outdoors loving bloggers get together for the weekend in the North Yorkshire Moors? A mammoth hike, that’s what! The Lyke Wake Walk is a 40 mile linear walk across the North Yorkshire Moors, taking hikers from Osmotherly on the west side to Ravenscar on the east. The traditional route is pretty

Lyke Wake Walk Take Two

After postponing our attempt at the Lyke Wake Walk earlier in the summer, Jenni and I – and now also Allysse who has joined the team – are on our way up to the North Yorkshire Moors to give this thing another go. This weekend we will tackle that 40 mile linear route from Osmotherly to

The Wild Summer Handbook

What are your plans for the summer months? I hope you’re planning lots of time outdoors, enjoying what the world beyond your front door has to offer. Lots of walking, cycling, exploring, nature watching, micro adventures, open water swimming… what else? If you’ve not already made plans (or even if you have), it’s not too

#MobileTravelChallenge Round-up and Winner

Over the last couple of weeks you’ve been taking part in my Mobile Travel Challenge online photography exhibition, sharing your images of a special, secluded or secret place you’ve found while out and about over on twitter and instagram using #MobileTravelChallenge. Thanks so much to everyone who has taken part, it’s been really fun seeing your

Recovery Following a Physical Challenge

I know from experience that following any kind of physical exercise, if I am working hard, I will ache. I think we all do. My joints get stiff, my back and neck aches, and my leg and arm muscles let me know they have worked hard by screaming rather a lot. I am no endurance

Charlotte Brown: Pole Vaulter

Pole vaulting is not a Paralympic sport. That hasn’t stopped Charlotte Brown, who made the podium at the Texas State High School Championships last week. Video from Associated Press YouTube channel. Charlotte is blind. She competes in the pole vault by counting the steps of her approach run, and listens for the sound of a

Having a Moment. Doubting my Abilities.

On Monday I went for a walk. Nothing unusual about that per se, I like to walk, and being a bank holiday I had a whole day to partake in one of my favourite pastimes. Except on Monday the plan was to walk further than I have ever walked in one go – at least

30 Day Squat Challenge

One of the things I mentioned in my post about the Lyke Wake Walk in relation to getting my body ready for the challenge hike, was a squat challenge. It all started when I saw SportSeeker Melissa (@Meli770) mention over on twitter that she was doing a 30 day squat challenge. I am constantly inspired

A Hiking Challenge: The Lyke Wake Walk

One of the biggest challenges I have set myself this year is to complete the Lyke Wake Walk. I shall be doing the walk in June with a couple of other blogger friends who also love to hike. Why? Because it sounds like fun – we want to do it and we think we can.