Hello, I'm Kate!

Outdoor Enthusiast & Historian

In my roles as an Ordnance Survey, Lowe Alpine & Water To Go Ambassador.
I love sharing my favourite hills, mountains and coastline with everyone.
I walk, cycle, run, paddle, climb, sail and ski and ride whenever I get the chance!

If I'm not writing about the outdoors I'm writing about ships, or men who sailed them!
I am currently researching C18th Naval Gunners and regularly give lectures on naval history.



Winter Reads

Unless you live under a rock, it can’t have escaped your notice that we are, alas, still in the middle of a global pandemic and have, until recently also been in another lockdown. As the evenings have drawn in I’ve found myself exercising during the day time, meaning I have more time to flick through a book most nights. As such, I’ve managed to get through quite a few, and I thought I’d share my current reads. Some of which would make perfect Christmas presents!

Shipbuilding for Relaxation...

No, I’m not about to start telling you to grab Adses and Augers, don’t worry.

Back in May, I started to build little model ships. I know, I was surprised too…

A few people I know had long been into painting miniatures and models and, the more I spoke to them, the more curious I was about doing the same. Warlord Games had recently released their Black Seas range, focusing on the age of sail… perfect, right?

Ammonite adventures in Kimmeridge...

The prize for the most misleading headline (all I really found were sea shells this time) goes to…. Me, but stay with me.

Kimmeridge is one of those spots that often gets overlooked in favour of Lyme Regis or Charmouth, when people are off to look at Jurassic Coast geology, but it is one of my favourite little spots in Dorset, one that shouldn't be ignored and perfect for fossil hunting...

Harper’s Ferry: Where Nature & History Meet

Before flying home from the US in October, I managed to factor in two days of being a tourist and so a road trip was in order…

First on my list was the beautiful town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers meet... and yes I sang country roads a lot and yes I sang Shenandoah. This town is a beautiful little piece of history hidden in the mountains, perfect for historian or nature enthusiast alike!