ADVENTURES & HISTORY

My main loves are the sea and the mountains. I sail, ski, climb, cycle, run, walk, paddle and row whenever I get the chance! I'm also an Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion and Lowe Alpine Ambassador and I love sharing my favourite beautiful British hills, mountains and coastline with everyone I meet.

If I'm not writing about the outdoors I'm writing about history, mostly naval.
I am currently working on a project about British & French Naval Gunners and regularly give lectures on aspects of naval history.

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RECENT POSTS

Musto Sardinia BR1: Review

I am a huge fan of Musto. I’ve worn their kit riding, sailing, walking and even just around the house when doing uni work, because it’s comfy (I’ll add here I mean their tshirts and leggings, not foulies).

They make wonderful clothing and when I was given the opportunity to test out one of their lighter weight sailing jackets, the Sardinia BR1, I accepted willingly.

Seine to Sword Beach: Day Four - Memorials, Tanks & Bureaucracy

After 3 days of wonderful cycling and visiting some incredibly historic sites, we had reached our final day in Normandy… June 6th.

The 75th anniversary of D-Day.

After packing the tent up and loading our bikes with panniers again (and suddenly remembering how heavy the bikes would be) we headed down to Pegasus Bridge...

Dryrobe Advance: Review

There is nothing worse than getting out of the sea on a cold day. You pop out for a nice, refreshing swim, get out of the water and that air temperature hits you, making you question all of your life choices in a fit of teeth chattering misery.

Sound familiar?

Thankfully, the wonderful folks at Dryrobe have come up with a solution.

Seine to Sword Beach: Day Three – Parachutes, Crossroads and a Midnight Outing

The day after visiting Merville, we woke up to glorious sunshine. Not only was this great because, you know, we had to cycle everywhere but it was also great because it meant the weather was perfect for the Daks over Normandy drop at Sannerville that afternoon.

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AWARDS

Winner - Sparpedia Hiking Blogs Award 2019

Winner - GO Outdoors Awards 2018 - Outdoor Blog of the Year

Winner - The Activity People Blogger Awards 2017 - Best Adventure/Outdoor Blog

The Activity People Blogger Awards 2017 - Top 10 Lifestyle Blog

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