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 researching British & French Naval Gunners and regularly give lectures on aspects of naval history.

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RECENT POSTS

Winter Wanders with Jack Wolfskin

It’s been an incredibly stressful few weeks. Work, university deadlines and plenty of personal life drama. I find the best way to de-stress is always to get outside, go for a walk and clear my head, which is just what I did this weekend.

Winter has well and truly arrived and despite the glorious sunshine, there was an incredibly bracing wind on the south coast today so I dressed in my cosy gear. Today, that included the Jack Wolfskin Gravity Winter Tights and JWP Vest.

North Sails x The Americas Cup

I know, we’re not even at the end of 2019 yet and here I am talking about an event in March, but if this year is anything to go by then the next few months are going to fly past at a rate of knots… sailing pun absolutely intended.

2020 is going to be an incredibly exciting America’s Cup year & North Sails will be the official clothing partner of the 36th America’s Cup in 2021.

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.

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.

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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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