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

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

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Boots

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Boots

As any outdoor adventurer will tell you, your hiking boots can make or break you. If your boots don’t fit correctly or are not the right kind of boot for the terrain, both your comfort and enjoyment levels plummet. It’s therefore essential that

Essential Hiking Gear for Beginners

Essential Hiking Gear for Beginners

When setting out for a day hike, there are certain safety essentials that all good hikers should carry.

How to Hike Solo with a Baby

How to Hike Solo with a Baby

I was adamant that after the baby came along we’d still go out walking like we used to. Well, in truth I haven’t got out as much as I anticipated, one of the reasons is that I am always waiting

A Beginner’s Guide to Ben Nevis

A Beginner’s Guide to Ben Nevis

Ever since we had decided to visit Scotland, we had set our hearts on conquering Ben Nevis. It definitely was a challenge-the highest peak either of us had tackled-and we weren’t exactly in prime physical condition at the time. We’d

A Walk up Kinder Scout

A Walk up Kinder Scout

I have a confession, the reason for this will become clear later on, but the fact is I can’t use a compass. I was taught once, when I did my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award (unsurprisingly I never got any