Review: Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX Men’s Walking Shoes

Review: Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX Men’s Walking Shoes

Everytime I get a new pair of walking shoes or boots to review, Luke rolls his eyes, or he’ll moan about the amount of packages that arrive at the house. Funnily enough, he didn’t complain when a lovely pair of

Review: Wigwam Socks Peak 2 Pub

Review: Wigwam Socks Peak 2 Pub

I’m getting very fussy in my old age, especially when it comes to my footwear. It’s taken me a long time to realise, but it really is worth looking after your feet; that means investing in decent socks as well

Review: FIREPOT Meals by Outdoorfood.com

Review: FIREPOT Meals by Outdoorfood.com

My last experience of dehydrated food was about 15 years ago during my brief foray into the world of the Duke of Edinburgh award. I wasn’t impressed. In fact, I haven’t eaten any since. Then recently, in our quest to

Review: The Freeloader child carrier

Review: The Freeloader child carrier

Our son, Finn, has reached an awkward age when it comes to going out on walks. Up until now we have used a LittleLife ‘Voyager’ child carrier, and it has served us well. We’ve used it since Finn was about

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

Know your knots

Know your knots

Knowing how to tie the perfect knot is an important skill for many outdoor pursuits. Whether you’re a camper, angler, rock climber or sailor, knowing the right knot for the right situation makes things a lot easier, and could even

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

The Helpful Hiker's Review of 2016

The Helpful Hiker's Review of 2016

So, 2016. It’s been emotional. This post is only looking at my 2016, I don’t have the time nor the energy to look at the wider world. There’s been quite enough upheaval in my own little corner. If 2015 and

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

Helvellyn 10 Mile Circular Route

Helvellyn 10 Mile Circular Route

Sometimes it’s good to push yourself out of your comfort zone. It might hurt at the time (or even 2 days later) but that feeling of achievement and of simply being alive makes it all worthwhile! Hence we decided, despite