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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Guide to Golan Heights

My holiday to Israel feels like a distant memory, and I am very much behind on all the things I want to write about it. A busy work schedule, a couple of little adventures to Wales and Dartmoor, my 30th birthday, a second job to make some extra cash and a lot of time in…

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Looking back: An Arctic Adventure

It’s Friday night and I’m curled up in my toasty warm flat, listening to the wind and rain outside. Despite the imperfect weather, I’d rather be outside. It has been 2 weeks since my wonderful wild camping weekend in the Cotswolds, and as the memory slowly fades, I’m reflecting on some of the best times…

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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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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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My first outdoor climb

We weren’t born to live in concrete boxes, spend 3 hours a day commuting in metal boxes with our bodies pressed against those of strangers in suits and send 8 hours a day in front of a screen under fluorescent lights. We’re meant to be outdoors, in nature using our bodies and minds and enriching…

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