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

Get Out More Often – A Challenge for Today

What are you doing today? Are you at work? Stuck in the office until 6pm this evening? Are you in the car? On the train? Off to visit relatives? Travelling to a meeting? Maybe you’re at home with a huge list of household chores to get done (like me)? Go out and explore the woodland down the road.

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 36 #SplodzWPC

We really are racing through the year and I’m not sure I like it. But here we go with another week of photos – hope you can find something to snap on this new theme. Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 36 Theme: Made with Love Wondering how this photo is “made with love”. Well our road trip

The Character of the Yorkshire Three Peaks

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a challenge hike in which walkers take on Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours. It is a reasonably challenging 24/25 mile day hike that offers a variety of terrain and some wonderful views across the Ribble valley. I’ve written about my two experiences of completing the

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