5 Reasons to base your Loch Ness visit in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s most famous bodies of water, owing to the one we all like to call Nessie. There are plenty of towns and villages around its 56.4 square kilometres, but I heard about Fort Augustus on a recommendation. I didn’t know what to expect, but it surpassed anything I had imagined.…

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Climbing Slieve Donard

I have always loved the Northern Irish accent, but beyond history, politics and ‘The Troubles’, I didn’t know much about Northern Ireland. But when I won a 2 night stay there through The Yes Tribe (who I have talked about before in this post), it was the perfect opportunity to see what Ulster had to…

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Wild Camping Tips for Newbies

There are some great resources out there from seasoned wild campers that will help you get out of the concrete box you live in, and spend a night under the stars. From Al Humphries to Phoebe Smith to Anna McNuff, there is a growing movement encouraging anyone who will listen to escape the mundane and…

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Hiking Bath – The Skyline Walk

What do you think of when you think of the city of Bath? The Romans? Jane Austen? Lads on a stag do? The city has a lot to offer, from culture, history and architecture to food, nightlife and shopping. As cities go, Bath is pretty special. The Royal Crescent is an iconic landmark, having featured…

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Salomon Sunset Series: Box Hill

I was a seasoned runner once. I trained nearly every day at varying distances and speeds and recorded my splits and times and wasn’t happy if I didn’t achieve what I wanted. Entering the Salomon Sunset Series 10k race at Box Hill was a welcome antidote to the notions of failure I have had around my running…

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Walk Wild Weekend

They say that in life, the magic happens when you’re out of your comfort zone. I am sure this is true –  sleeping up a Cotswolds hill in the sub-zero January winter was anything but comfortable, but it has sparked something in me that I can’t ignore. I spent the weekend on a trip led…

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Wild Camping in the Peak District

This time last week, I was sitting next to my good friend Mags, having just watched the sun set over a breathtaking valley, immersing us in darkness, apart from the glow of the full moon. Today I’m holed up with a cold and bad throat, dealing with eye watering bills and overthinking about a job…

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8 Reasons to buy a ticket to Shambala

Going back to work after a long weekend at Shambala and someone says “I saw your Facebook and it looked like you had a fun weekend. What exactly was this thing you went to?” “A festival,” I replied, “It was really good”. And that was how I summed up four of the most beautiful, ridiculous,…

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Walking in the West Country

For a walking group, our ability to complete our planned walking route and cover the anticipated number of miles can leave something to be desired. But our aptitude for exploring new places with a childlike sense of wonder, our capacity to bond like friendship is an Olympic sport and our talent for making ourselves at…

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Trueways Survival: A Review

If you love an adventure and the chance to get away from the every day, and if the notion of waking up with a slug in your hair doesn’t fill you with dread, keep reading. I didn’t know what to expect from my weekend in the woods on a 2 day survival course with Trueways…

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