Review: Merrell Moab FST Gore-tex Walking Shoes

I recently received a pair of the new Merrell Moab FST walking shoes to try out. They arrived at a particularly good time. I decided at the end of our road trip over in North America that I should really replace my KEEN Bryce hiking shoes. In the four years I have had them I

A Wet Walk in Dovedale

After a few weeks of sunshine here in the UK it was kind of inevitable that the day I’d booked to go on a guided walk would be the day the rain decided to show. I’d been invited to attend a free guided walk over in Dovedale, Derbyshire and thought it looked fun. I’ve not been on

A Casual Walk Up at the O2

Seeing a city from as high up as possible is definitely becoming a tradition in tourist attractions these days. New York has the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, and London has the Eye and the Shard. There is definite beauty in feeling like you are stood above everything else, looking down at tiny

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

A Day Hike on Mam Tor

You all know by now that I like nothing more than being able to take a day off work and heading off into the countryside for a day hike. Having worked a number of Saturdays recently, and missing out on much needed time outdoors as a result, last week I was able to take Wednesday

Sunday Walk, Mam Tor, Gardening | Weekly Vlog 18

New vlog time – now being uploaded on a Monday instead of Sunday. Hope that’s ok! This week I went for a walk on a lovely sunny Sunday morning, did a day hike up Mam Tor in the Peak District, answered a couple of #AskSplodz questions and did a teeny bit of gardening.  I thought

Exploring Bridgnorth. And Litterbugs.

Doing your bit to look after our planet is as simple as picking up your litter. Or should I say not chucking it on the floor in the first place. But more of that in a moment…  I love a good explore around a town that I’ve never been to before. Or rather in the

Snacking for Pros – Energy Boosters Between Meals

Snacking has poor PR. We are constantly being told to stop it, stick with three healthy meals per day. For some, looking after our teeth, gut, muscles and mind is all about eating lean and clean. But I think snacking rocks. It’s awesome. Not only does it help bridge the gap between meals (I can’t

Weekly Vlog Episode 5

Happy Christmas! I hope you’ve had a great week this week, whatever you’ve been up to. After some great and very helpful comments over the last month on my weekly vlog experiment, it looks like it’s here to stay, at least for now. So here goes episode five. Skip straight to the bottom of this blog post

Weekly Vlog Episode 4

Good morning all, I hope you’ve had a great week. You will probably have noticed the lack of blogging that has occurred here on Splodz Blogz – I ran out of steam somewhat this week, sorry about that, I hope to be back blogging normally very soon (as in there is a post scheduled for tomorrow morning!). I

Six Outdoor Activities for November

Now that bonfire night has been and gone and we are being pushed into thinking about Christmas by the shops and television, you might be forgiven for thinking that all fun family activities have to be inside. The evenings might be dark but there are plenty of things you can do to enjoy the outdoors