Review

OFF ROAD SKILLS LEVEL ONE | DAY TWO

If you’ve not already, go here to read about day one. Thankfully, I woke up on Monday morning feeling good. As I turned over and got out of bed there weren’t too many audible groans related to aching muscles, and my kit had more-or-less dried out (apart from my gloves, which Linley kindly replaced so

BREAKING IN LEATHER HIKING BOOTS | BRASHER COUNTRY MASTER

I often talk about boots that are comfortable “straight from the box”, that is, with little or no breaking in required. It’s something of an advantage of the lighter mesh and material boots – if you choose a traditional leather hiking boot you are going to have to put in a little effort before they

ORGANISING MY PACK WITH THE FLIGHT001 SEATPAK

I love to feel organised. Okay, I need to feel organised. It’s something goes beyond all the lists and stretches into a desire to have everything packed in a logical and easily accessible way when I am travelling. And every time I leave the house. One of the things that helps me to this are

KEEPING WARM IN A TENT

Have you been camping in Scotland? If yes, you know what I’m going to say. If no, you probably still know – Scotland has a bit of a reputation. Let’s face it, Scotland is wet and cold the majority of time. That’s not to say it isn’t beautiful, it is, it really is. But even

REVIEW | BOARDMAN CYCLING GEAR FROM HALFORDS

In exactly the same way that having new running gear might encourage you to leave the house and head out for a run, having new cycling gear is a great way to get me on my bike. Good weather and plenty of energy helps too, of course, but the new gear thing is sure to

OUTDOORS GEAR FOR GIRLS | MY NEW CAP

Ah outdoors gear companies, you are finally taking the leap when it comes to outdoors gear for women. Some of you have been on it for years, of course, but others are only just catching up. Making men’s kit smaller and more pink just isn’t good enough. Some ladies love the pink gear, and that is

TOURING WITH THE QUECHUA ARPENAZ 4.1 TENT

At the end of our Zartusacan road trip last year we had to say a sad farewell to our old and trusty tent. After what must have been 20 years and hundreds of nights away it finally gave up; it was no longer waterproof and, let’s face it, was really quite holey. So we asked

ONE PAIR OF BOOTS FOR EVERY ACTIVITY | KEEN TERRADORA

When you are heading out for a day outside, how do you choose what to put on your feet? When packing for a road trip for which you have limited room in your bag, how do you pick the sole pair of shoes that will mean you can do anything you want to and be

WATERPROOFING MYSELF FOR HIKING

Recently I seem to be in the habit of choosing the wettest of wet days to go hiking. And camping. I mean, this year alone I’ve done Kinder, Lancashire, and the Yorkshire Three Peaks in absolutely terrible rain. A lot of people say “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad kit” or

PAINTBALL AT CENTER PARCS

We have been going to Center Parcs nearly every other year for quite a few years. The main reason is that it is a great place for families and friends who live far apart to come together for a week of socialising and fun. It is a bonus to me that I can use the

A NIGHT IN THE ROYAL HOTEL, KIRKBY LONSDALE

This year for me seems to be all about the short break here in the UK. Long weekends and midweek stays on campsites and in hotels are a great way to explore your own country, the perfect way to get away and enjoy a holiday without being too expensive on time or money. One of

REVIEW | NEW HIGH PRO SHIELD CASE FOR iPHONE

You may be surprised to learn that I don’t like to have a big thick waterproof and rugged case on my phone all the time. They are super handy for when I’m doing fun outdoorsy things at the weekend, but they are too cumbersome for a normal day in the office. But I still need