The Swiss Army Knife Book & Giveaway!

The Swiss Army Knife Book & Giveaway!

I was recently sent a copy of The Swiss Army Knife Book by nature instructor Felix Immler and I have to say that it is a fantastic book. It walks you through a variety of projects, from making simple tools

The Helpful Hiker is shortlisted for a Trespass Blog Award & we need your help!

The Helpful Hiker is shortlisted for a Trespass Blog Award & we need your help!

2016 has been a tough year so I was so excited to hear that, thanks to your nominations, The Helpful Hiker has been shortlisted for a Trespass Blog Award in the camping category. I am so thrilled, it’s the first time

How Do Busy People Keep Fit?

How Do Busy People Keep Fit?

One thing that has become glaringly obvious over the summer is that I am very very unfit. I managed a couple of parkruns last year, but since I returned to work in January, life has become a matter of survival.

How To Use Your Homegrown Veg

How To Use Your Homegrown Veg

This is a different post to my normal repertoire of camping tips and walks, however I thought it would be good to try something different. Plus, gardening is a great way to spend time outside all year round. I have

Taking the road less travelled in the UK

Taking the road less travelled in the UK

At first you might think that travellers don’t necessarily visit London looking for a great outdoor adventure. It’s safe to say this city isn’t synonymous with hiking, camping, or other rural activities. In fact you could say that the closest

#30DaysWild

When I heard about 30 Days Wild I was inspired to take part. Life has been so hectic lately with work and our wedding looming that it’s been hard to fit in as much outdoor time as I would like. I

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

A couple of weeks ago I got an amazing email from the Corey at fifi + hop nominating me for a Liebster Award. It really made my day! As much as I love blogging, it’s still very much a hobby for

6 Ways to Plan a Budget Break in the Great Outdoors

6 Ways to Plan a Budget Break in the Great Outdoors

Make the most of the beautiful countryside Britain has to offer without blowing your budget by planning a short break using our top tips.

My New Year's Resolutions 2016

My New Year's Resolutions 2016

After looking back over a momentous 2015, I decided that it’s time I started thinking about 2016. The last 12 months have been the hardest of my life, but the challenges are only just beginning! I return to work on

Sorry it's been so long…

Sorry it's been so long…

Just as I was getting to grips with this blogging lark and The Helpful Hiker was starting to get quite interesting (and dare I say it, quite helpful), as is often the case, life got in the way. 2014 was