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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…

Adventure is a mindset | 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…

Outdoors? Gym? Every day? Is this the perfect top? | Icebreaker review

Are you looking for the best top to wear hiking, walking or just for a more ethical choice? Maybe to start Country Walking’s #walk1000miles or Trail’s #EverestAnwhere challenges? Me, too. I started looking for such a top last year… What: Womens Siren LS Sweetheart Size: S Tested for: Two months…

Wild swimming | a new adventure

We’d gone to the Lake District for the weekend to wild camp and climb Scafell Pike as prep for the Three Peaks challenge but one of the best memories from that weekend was the swimming… ‘Go on’, Martha urged, ‘just one small dip’. I hadn’t come prepared for swimming, it…

Waterfalls in Spain | Fuentes del Algar

This little beauty spot is tucked away, hidden in the rough and ragged hills of Alicante. From what we researched it looked little a nice little spot to go and explore so off we went. By the time we arrived it was 11am and there were already many cars lining…

Moving to ethical clothing | How long can I wear this top? | Bamboo clothing

When I started doing my plastic free lifestyle challenge 18 months ago I didn’t quite realise the rabbit hole I was about to go down. Context Just so you guys can get a little bit of back story to where I’m coming from with deciding to change things up… Back…