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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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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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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Goals for 2017

After a really tough year back in 2012, I started making goals at the beginning of each January for the year ahead. Each month, I meet up with a friend, and we look at our goals and see what we’ve achieved, what is ongoing, and what is still left to work on.   I have…

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My top 5 countries for outdoor adventure

It is no secret to anyone who reads my blog that I am at my happiest when I am just a tiny speck on a monumental landscape. The great outdoors and all of the experiences it offers, is what makes me feel most alive. I have been lucky enough to have explored some parts of…

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Jungle hacks: 9 tips for surviving a multi day trek.

My recent trip into the Sumatran jungle was truly life-changing. As a nature-lover, my eyes were opened wide to the beauty of the rainforest and all of the wonders that it’s unique ecosystems hold. From being surrounded by apes, insects, birds and an abundance of plant life to being exposed to the effects of extensive…

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