About Me

I’m Lauren, a mum of one and a lover of the outdoors. I enjoy walking, camping and exploring the many amazing outdoor spaces that Britain has to offer. I started this blog to document our adventures-both big and small-and hopefully to pass on some tips and advice to help others. Put simply, the ethos behind The Helpful Hiker is that it’s easy for anyone and everyone to enjoy the outdoors. You don’t need to spend a lot of money and you don’t need lots of expensive equipment.

After becoming a parent in January 2015, the blog has taken a more family friendly approach as we try to get outside a much as possible and pass on our love of the outdoors to our son.

I am extremely proud to be an Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion for 2017, where I hope to carry on inspiring people and sharing my passion for all things outdoors.

I hope I can give you some ideas and inspiration to get outside and have some fun!

Please feel free to get in touch and tell me about your own outdoor adventures.


I sometimes receive products and services to review. This is always stated on the relevant post and I always give my honest opinion.

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