So pleased to see another happy hiker with walking boots I recommended! These are the Hanwag Lady Tatras -
comfortable, waterproof and rugged (and the colour reminds me of autumn leaves).
More kit reviews on thegirloutdoors.co.uk
Goooooood morning! Want to see me pull some really weird faces and sniff Sudocrem? Watch my new video - my essential health and beauty bits and bobs for international travel. Earplugs for the win.
Great info on managing your period in extreme environments (and no, it doesn't attract bears).
New review: expect a charmingly old-fashioned welcome at The Nare Hotel, serving up its own style of laid-back luxury on the Cornish coast.
I'm so excited to be part of team Women's Adventure Expo this year. This week I've been chatting to inspiring women in the Expo tent - full tent talks coming soon!
The main event takes place on the 7th October in Bristol and I'll be speaking about adventure blogging and travel writing, alongside a stellar lineup of adventurous ladies. See you there!
One of the loveliest things I've ever seen. Her smile!
AD: Running up a storm in Shock Absorber UK's seriously supportive Ultimate Fly bra.
I've got a new thing: if I'm feeling grumpy I have to make an active decision to do something about it instead of my normal approach (moaning). Hours of writing on my laptop on my own were getting me down so I've started volunteering at a local community garden. Yesterday we climbed trees for plums and dug up weeds and shovelled compost and picked massive bunches of sunflowers. Proof that a bit of mud is the best tonic. 🌻🌻🌻
This girl is a hero.
I've been having a go at presented video! In the latest I’m talking you through my favourite bits of kit for international travel. This is the gear I always chuck in my bag wherever I’m travelling.
Let me know if you'd like to see a video on anything else about the outdoors and active travel :)
Info on all the kit featured in the video here: http://thegirloutdoors.co.uk/2017/07/25/adventure-travel-packing-list-video/
My travel guide to creative Cornwall with Seasalt Clothing
Explore Cornwall’s fishing villages, artist communities and flourishing food scene - these dreamy spots are my best-loved places to explore, sleep and eat.
Hey adventure lovers! Join me at this year’s Base Camp Festival, where I’ll be running an awesome workshop, 'Getting Started in Adventure Blogging & Travel Writing’
The festival is taking place over the 7-10 September in the Peak District and there’s a fantastic lineup of speakers, adventure activities (think hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, bushcraft) and a party in the woods with live music. See you there!
Mountains are calling 🏞
Wonderful stay in the Tuscan hills at Novanta90 (novanta90.com), where you can hike, forage and swim under waterfalls all in one day ❤️✈️🐛
Jump on in this weekend - the water's lovely.
Happy hikes in the Tuscan hills
Okay so this is a canoe tent. NEED.
Life's too short not to skinny dip 🐡
Inspired? Try my favourite wild swimming spots: http://thegirloutdoors.co.uk/2017/07/06/my-favourite-wild-swimming-spots/
A night hammock camping solo! My challenge from Brancott Estate
#brancottfirsts was to try something new - I've never hammock camped on my lonesome before and it turned out pretty awesome. It was a beautiful sunny evening and I had wine so it was all good 😊🌞⛺️ Some little videos over on Instagram.
To win a bottle of Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, like and follow @brancottestateuk and let them know what you'd like to try for the first time. After all, they were the first guys to plant Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand. 🍷
Bouldering days on the Dorset coast. The amazing Isle of Purbeck is climbing heaven - we jumped off the cliffs under its iconic lighthouse and headed for the bouldering fields to climb - a weird fairytale valley of enormous boulders like sleeping giants waiting to be clambered over. The sea is amazingly clear and warm now.
Summery summery Insta-ma-grams for your viewing pleasure
My latest piece for Red Bull Adventure - the nine best marathons to run around the world. Have you completed any of these beasts?
Some fun ideas for your next camping trip ⛺️ ☀️
Some little film snapshots of my two-wheeled adventures in Mexico: the wonderful, colourful city of Oaxaca, the green mountains of the Sierra Norte and of the Day of the Dead festivities. How many Frida Kahlos can you spot?
More Mexico photos: http://thegirloutdoors.co.uk/2017/06/10/mexico-oaxaca-photography-blog/
After new camping kit this summer? I've reviewed the best tents and stoves for The Independent.
Best camping stoves: http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/travel/camping/best-camping-stoves-uk-grill-review-gas-family-for-hiking-meals-a7798451.html
Best tents for groups and families: http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/travel/camping/best-family-tents-for-camping-bad-weather-rain-review-6-person-under-300-9420515.html
It's the longest day of the year! Here's to a summer of jumping into adventures 🌿
It's sizzling in Somerset <3
Last autumn I travelled to the cloud forests of Mexico with H+I Adventures to mountain bike in the Sierra Norte and write up the story for Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine. My two-wheeled adventures are available to read for free in the new summer issue at http://www.oe-mag.co.uk/.
These are some of my favourite photos of the wonderful, colourful city of Oaxaca, of the calm green mountains and of the Day of the Dead festivities - see more a http://thegirloutdoors.co.uk/2017/06/10/mexico-oaxaca-photography-blog/
Happy Sundays on the river Avon
My kind of Friday night! Finally made it to Bristol's Henleaze swimming ponds for a swim with the moorhens 🏊🏻♀️
Adventures on the Devon Riviera
A scary fact with an easy fix.
Get all brave in roar-some lion sweatshirt from awesome clothing brand The Mute Collective. I have one gorgeous unisex sweat to give away.
Hello sailor! I’m so excited to be working with one of my all-time favourite brands this year. Seasalt Clothing Cornwall make beautiful, coastal-inspired clothes that make me want to up sticks and move to a lighthouse by the side of the sea. The first of my collaborations with them is all about lazy spring days on the Cornish coast in sunshiny stripes.
Found: the perfect holiday house for trips away with a gang. The National Trust's rather posh Higher Brownstone Farm on the beautiful Devon coast sleeps 12 from just £30 per person per night and is, in short, an absolute dream.
Night skies and incoming tides in Devon.
How was your bank holiday weekend?
A fairytale Hebridean island to brighten up your Monday
Fancy a night sleeping under the stars this weekend but not sure how to start? Here’s my guide to what to pack, where to pitch your tent and how to try wild camping
It's Friday. It's going to be sunny. Pack a tent and some camping chums and go exploring x
Oh hello gorgeous! This is definitely going to be my next attempt at a DIY project.
Places to stay: Snomads eco chalets in Bansko, Bulgaria
Hey Bristolians! What are you doing this weekend?
New review: Fjällräven's comfortable, durable Abisko trekking tights.
Always make time for the little adventures.
Escaping Stockholm on the gorgeous island of Grinda #swedenyousopretty
In need of a new rucksack for your adventures? I've chosen eleven of the best hiking daysacks for The Independent
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