Hello, I’m Kate!

Naval Historian, usually found outside!

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!

My other passion is naval & maritime history. I am currently researching C18th Naval Gunners and deliver lectures on naval history to everyone from local history groups to the US Naval Academy and Royal Navy.

I am currently in the process of working on a number of documentaries and podcasts and am also on the Council of The Society for Nautical Research, The Navy Records Society and The 1805 Club.

Contact me at kate@adventuresofkate.co.uk



Three Stripes South: Review

Whenever a new travel book appears, especially if it’s somewhere I think I’d like to visit, I end up grabbing it for my Kindle. I love finding inspiration for trips, for long old walks and I am obsessed with finding culture in perhaps, in popularity terms, less well trodden places… So when Bex sent me a copy of her adventure memoire Three Stripes South, focused on walking the Israel National Trail, I knew I had to read it.

Review: Keen Ridge Flex Hiking Boots

A few weeks ago I was kindly sent a pair of the Women’s Ridge Flex Waterproof Hiking Boots by Keen, and I was super excited to give them a whirl and review them for you all!

Heading out to explore the countryside near my new house, I knew they’d have to deal with mud, rocks and water… Perfect.

Read on to find out my thoughts!

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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?