The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 miles in 2 days (DAY 1)

The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 miles in 2 days (DAY 1)

I don’t even know where to start this post. So much to say, so many ideas in my head, so I’ll do the sensible thing and just begin at the beginning. A few months ago I decided to do my

How to Plan a Sponsored Walk

How to Plan a Sponsored Walk

The beauty of a sponsored walk is that anyone can do it. You don’t have to set yourself a mountain to climb (figuratively and literally speaking!), you can do it on your own terms. As you will probably know by

My Walking Challenge for The Lullaby Trust

My Walking Challenge for The Lullaby Trust

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, one of my projects this year is raising awareness of the Lullaby Trust’s ‘Walk for Babies’ campaign. I also mentioned that I would be taking on my very own challenge. Well I have

How to Hike with a Toddler

How to Hike with a Toddler

Once we became parents we were determined to still spend lots of time outdoors. We’ve kept on camping and we’ve tried to keep walking. We don’t do the miles that we used to, but it is entirely possible, and sometimes

Bradgate Park Walk

Bradgate Park Walk

After our windmill walk last week, it was great to be able to get outside again and go out for a slightly longer walk. I briefly lived and worked in Leicester and remembered that there was some lovely countryside surrounding

Tysoe Windmill Walk

Tysoe Windmill Walk

I’m not one of those bloggers who pretends to have a perfect life. In fact, quite often things don’t go to plan; take our little jaunt out towards Banbury a couple of weeks ago. Unusually, we both had some spare

Walk for Babies with The Lullaby Trust

Walk for Babies with The Lullaby Trust

One of the best things about being a blogger is that you never know what opportunities are going to come your way. I was already feeling motivated this year, especially after being named as an Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion, and

The Big Outdoor Bloggers Clean Up

The Big Outdoor Bloggers Clean Up

January can be a tough month. It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s grey and often muddy. Motivating yourself to get outside can be hard. I often find that it helps to have a project or something worthwhile to aim for at

Review: Traveling with Baggage: A Guide for the Hesitant Hiker, Sarah D. Tiedemann

Review: Traveling with Baggage: A Guide for the Hesitant Hiker, Sarah D. Tiedemann

I’m not often (or ever!) asked to review books, however I love reading and so was more than happy to accept when Sarah Tiedemann asked if I would review Traveling with Baggage: A Guide for the Hesitant Hiker. This isn’t a

How To Avoid Letting Allergies Ruin Your Hike

Autumn and Spring are common times for allergy flare-ups, which can leave you drowsy, tired and frustrated. But there are a few measures that you can take to make the allergy season more tolerable. See Your Doctor Getting an appointment