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#WildSplodz Wild Guide Winners

I hope you have been enjoying the summer – actually I hope that you are still enjoying the summer (heatwave once the Schools go back – yes?). How WILD has it been for you? Have you been able to get out and about to enjoy the countryside, try some new or favourite activities?  I know

Walking in Sandals. Review: Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve

As part of the Outdoor Bloggers Weekend earlier this summer, each of the bloggers who attended were gifted a pair of Merrell’s new All Out Blaze Sieve walking sandals to test. It was lovely to have the support of Merrell for our inaugural event, and as one of the organisers I was pleased that I was

Review: Merrell Chameleon Shift Mid Boots

I love to hike. I also love to try out new hiking kit. I’ve had these new Merrell Chameleon Shift Mid Gore-Tex boots since they came out earlier in the summer, and have already had some fantastic adventures with them on my feet. These boots were given to me by Merrell as my Lyke Wake

Exploring Scotland by Motorbike

Earlier this month LincsGeek and I headed on our annual motorcycle trip with our two friends Paul and Rick. This year we decided to head up to Scotland, via Northumberland on the way up and Carlisle on the way back. We love Scotland and have had the pleasure of holidaying and touring in various parts

Making the Most of Local Trails

I feel it is very important to explore where you live, and this year so far I have been making an effort to make use of the many local trails that I can find close to my own home. Lincolnshire may not be the most obvious choice for hiking, people tend to head to more well-known

Get Outside with Ordnance Survey

I am really loving the number of campaigns that have been launched recently to encourage us all to get outdoors more. I spotted this one over on twitter thanks to some fab photos from Sean Conway of him whizzing around Southampton on a motorised sofa. Yes, sofa. I did ask him to bring it on

Our Ultimate North American Road Trip

Does anyone have any experience of flying their motorbikes half way around the world, riding several thousand miles on them for a few weeks, and then flying them home again? After a lot of dreaming, and a few discussions with our employer, LincsGeek and I are going to have a bit of an adventure. It’s

Splodz Blogz Wild Summer Photo Contest

I am very pleased to announce a new photo contest here on Splodz Blogz, one that I hope will appeal to your wild side this summer. As part of their wild summer campaign, I have teamed up with Wild Things Publishing to launch the Splodz Blogz Wild Summer Photo Contest – to encourage you 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

Holiday Heaven – My Trip of a Lifetime

How do you know when you are on the trip of a lifetime? How do you know when you are in “holiday heaven”? This time last year, give or take a week, I returned home from what I described prior departure as the trip of my lifetime. A year later I know for sure that it was

The View from the Shard

Having seen New York from the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (both stunning and well worth doing if you’re ever in the Big Apple), I have been very keen to see what London looks like from one of its newest tourist attractions, the View from the Shard. Designed by Master Architect Renzo