Outdoors

Ten Ways to Cut Waste

Litter and waste in general is a huge issue, and one that seems to be high on the agenda at the moment. The amount of rubbish I throw away has always bothered me, and I am always on the lookout for ways I can do my bit to cut waste. I am a huge believer that

This is NOT Okay | Poo on the Viking Way

Getting outside for me is as much about exploring the trails close to where I live on a Saturday morning as it is about travelling further away for more organised or planned adventures. It’s just good to spend time at home, and I feel it is important to make an effort to get to know

Walking on a Glacier: Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

You can’t ride along a famous road that takes you through 100 glaciers and not take some time to see one of them in a bit more detail, and so we’d checked into a lodge for a couple of nights to give us an opportunity to tick off walking on a glacier from our bucket

I’m a GetOutside Champion!

In case you missed it over on instagram the other day (go follow me if you haven’t already; loads of lovely views), I have been chosen as an Ordnance Survey’s GetOutside Champion for 2017, something I am rather happy about. Enjoying the seals at Donna Nook. A GetOutside Champion, as I’m sure you’re wondering, is someone

A Stroll in the Wolds | Binbrook Loop

Lincolnshire is often overlooked when people are looking for decent hiking, what with our seemingly flat and featureless countryside. But as I’ve mentioned before here on Splodz Blogz, Lincolnshire has some great footpaths and bridleways through some stunning countryside and beautiful villages – it is a great place to hike. And while the Fens may

Currently Loving: January 2017

My blog is primarily about the outdoors, adventure, travel and my bucket list, but I do like to deviate slightly once a month for my regular currently loving post. More the type of post a ‘lifestyle blogger’ might write, I enjoy putting these ones together because they help me to stop and consider the things

The Icefields Parkway

Riding the Icefields Parkway was on our original list of roads to experience. It appears on several lists of the best motorcycling roads in North America (and soon to be included on mine, coming soon!), taking travellers between Jasper and Banff (Lake Louise) through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Standing by an amazing river along the Icefields

Riding the Golden Triangle

From Calgary we headed west towards the mountains and picked up the 40, a beautiful sweeping mountain pass that was just lovely to ride. We met a couple of British bikers on Polaris Slingshots and chatted about touring before turning north towards Banff. We saw some deer type animals who were malting, losing their fluffy

Seventeen Life Changing Challenges for 2017 (Part One)

Do you like a challenge? Are you one to set yourself goals and challenges as the year rolls over from one to the next? Call them New Year’s Resolutions or anything else, some of us simply find setting targets and writing down our ambitions helpful. So I thought I would get you started by proposing

My Favourite Experiences of 2016

It’s time for something that has become an annual tradition at the end of the year here on Splodz Blogz – a roundup style end of series special of some of my highlights, my favourite experiences of the last 12 months. On Mam Tor for one of my favourite day hikes of the year. I’ve

The Straight Road to Calgary

After spending the morning and most of the afternoon in Glacier National Park, we still had 200 miles to ride along the road to Calgary. We had an appointment at Blackfoot Motorcycles the following morning and so had booked a hotel on the outskirts of the city for that night; at least we had a

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers (2016)

With all the Christmas adverts on the telly box, the town Christmas lights sparkling away, and all this talk of sales and delivery deadlines, you can’t blame me for turning my attention to the gifts I might want to give (and maybe also receive…) this year. So I thought I’d join in with the festivities