“Live life, don’t just exist”

What is an allotment? & how it changed my life

Here’s something that you might not expect – an allotment might just be the thing to change your life exponentially. It did with mine. After struggling with good mental health and feeling like there was something more to life than chasing peaks I signed up for my first allotment.  Firstly,…

Isle of Arran | the Three Beinns walk | Scotland

It seems to me that early November might just be the most perfect time for walking. As I stood atop Beinn Nuis on the Isle of Arran, surveying the surrounding landscapes, I felt a calmness wash over me. It was pretty chilly up here to be sure but I had…

Walking Snowdon from Pen-Y-Pass | Routes and tips

 Snowdon is the highest peak in all of Wales and England, standing at 3560ft (1085m). It’s generally considered a must do if you’re visiting Snowdonia in North Wales – it’s such an iconic mountain. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve walked up Snowdon now – it remains one…

Striding Edge | Lake District | Trusting your gut | Should I have said no?

I’m haunted by her face, even now weeks later. Hollow, scared and so so full of despair. It moved me so much, I felt this unbelievable urge to go and put my arm around her. I wanted to comfort her badly, this lonely stranger. I could simply not imagine what…

How to have an everyday adventure

I don’t know about you but I can get rather carried away with thinking about all the amazing things I could do in this world if I quit my job (forgetting about the fact that money would dry up…). There’s so much to see and do. It’s understandable that adventure and travel…

Isobaa Tee review

I’ve been trying to start using gear that’s much more friendly to the environment and so when Isobaa, a British brand producing merino wool clothing, got in touch about trying some of their gear I thought it was quite fitting.  When the parcel arrived I was immediately thrilled to see…

Book Review: To Live by Élisabeth Revol

To Live by Élisabeth Revol is a personal tale of Revol’s experience in climbing the Killer Mountain, Nanga Parbat – the ninth highest mountain in the world. When Vertebrate Publishing got in touch to ask whether I’d like to review a couple of their books, I was especially excited to see…

Review | BAM enduro leggings

Coming in a range of patterns the BAM Enduro leggings are bold and bright and super funky. I’ve had them on test for three months and feel in a pretty good place to give a nice longer-term review. Brand: BAM Website: bambooclothing.co.uk Price: £49 Details: high waisted, 7/8 leggings, small…

What’s your bucket list? Here’s mine

When I came across Alikat’s Bucket List Challenge I really had to stop and think about what would be on mine. There are simply so many things. In recent years I’ve really prioritised thinking of what I want to do with the UK as a base because there is simply…

Cam Head from Kettlewell | Yorkshire Dales

Kettlewell is a sleepy little village with a remote rolling road bringing in visitors. With quaint stone houses jam-packed in along the river it’s unbelievably picturesque and no surprise that it’s a popular destination for tourists.  We’ve done this walk twice now – it’s turning into a favourite – once…