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New Zealand: The North Island 3 weeks

Our November was pretty amazing!  Craig and I spent the best part of three weeks touring New Zealand's north island. We did so many amazing things that it's really difficult to pull out just a few highlights, but I thought I'd give it a try. Auckland We spend a few days at the start and… Continue reading New Zealand: The North Island 3 weeks

Hiking, Mountain Leader, Scotland, Scottish Hills, Travelling

2017 ticked off the bucket list

2017 was quite an exciting year! Craig and I got engaged right at the start, and since then it's been pretty packed with big trips, adventures and just a few goals ticked off my bucket list. Here are just a few highlights: In March  I travelled to Geneva to complete my Explorer Belt with Robyn and Lewis.… Continue reading 2017 ticked off the bucket list

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Mollie Hughes: Everest Challenge

In January, I was luck enough to attend a presentation by Mollie Hughes. She spoke about her 2012 Everest summit, which at 21 made her one of the youngest British climbers to reach the top of the world. The presentation was exciting, in places a bit grim, but definitely inspiring.  It didn't matter that high… Continue reading Mollie Hughes: Everest Challenge

Camping, Hiking, Travelling

Hiking Lake Geneva

I love it when a plan comes together!  On Monday morning, I am flying to Geneva to hike around Lac Lèman. We will follow the water line as closely as possible, travelling through lots of little villages and towns in Switzerland and France. I'll be joined by Robyn, who I have known for nearly six… Continue reading Hiking Lake Geneva

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Making 2017 Another Adventure

New year new me? Nah, I prefer to set a few goals and plan a couple adventures when the new year rolls around. Last year was pretty action packed, so I'm massively looking forward to seeing what I can fit in this year. I've managed to meet my January challenge, so I just have to… Continue reading Making 2017 Another Adventure

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Exploring 2016

2016 was a busy year for me! Between changing posts at work and moving city, I have managed to fit a couple of adventures in. These were my favourite parts of 2016: In February, I went to Glenmore lodge to try winter walking. With lots to learn, we spent two full days out around Cairngorm. Winter… Continue reading Exploring 2016

Hiking, Scottish Hills

Try: Winter walking in Scotland

Several hours of high wind and spindrift ensured that my first day of winter walking was giving me a good taster of what Scotland in February could whip up. I was quickly learning that the freezing conditions would make my buff around my mouth solid if I wasn't careful of condensation, and that it was… Continue reading Try: Winter walking in Scotland

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Adventures in wild swimming

Scotland may not be the first place you think of when you go looking for clear waters to splash about in the outdoors. But if you're up for braving a chill and battling the midges, you may just find something rather special.

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The year ahead: 2016

It seems that this time every year, every other newspaper is publishing reports about how unlikely we are to stick to our New Year resolutions. With so many vague "get fitter", "be healthier" type resolutions, I guess it's not all that surprising. However, I've found that I have a lot more success with a to… Continue reading The year ahead: 2016

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Off the tourist trail: Roma

When going somewhere new, I always like to find something different to do. Even at home, I love finding restaurants and cafes away from the big chains that offer something a little individual. When planning our trip to Rome, I was determined to find something unusual for us to do as a wee surprise for Craig's birthday. After searching for… Continue reading Off the tourist trail: Roma