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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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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Mental health and adventure

Last week, I was in a bit of a dark and difficult place. My mental health has been a struggle for many years, and while it is usually well managed with medication, a change in dosage combined with external triggers caused a bit of a nasty blip in what had been quite a stable period.…

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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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How to fail at walking from Salisbury to Amesbury but still have a great day

I love London, really I do. It is a very special city and at the moment I am quite content living here, but there are some things that are lacking. In my South London neighbourhood, the only pieces of nature I come into contact with most days are the trees and grassy knolls that border…

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