Warning: the below involves scenery porn, hills galore, insane headwinds and stretches of quietness! Keep reading if curious… Almost a year ago to the day, as I was travelling to Inverness to participate in the Rat Race Coast 2 Coast event, I stumbled across an article about the ‘North Coast 500’. It was a fairly new route that officially started and finished in Inverness, and … Continue reading Cycling the North Coast 500
Shell Owen is planning to hike 500 miles on the North Coast route which goes the perimeter of the Scottish Highlands. She is aiming for a goal time of 30 days. The North Coast 500 is usually favoured by drivers and cyclists but, as Shell puts it, “surely this is the route the Proclaimers foresaw in their hit I would walk 500 miles, and so I … Continue reading Wild Mentor Scheme #2: Hike the North Coast 500
I remember looking out the back of the car window as we spotted another cycle tourist, quickly turning into ants as we kept driving. But their legs still ticking over, peddling up another hill, laden with their worldly belongings. They always seemed to have the same expression on their faces. That mix of what I imagined was tiredness mixed with elation, as they conquered another … Continue reading Exploring Cuba By Bike
In 2018 Leah Atherton will be in denial about turning 30. She has decided to mark the event by running the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile coastal path, in memory of her late father, a talented athlete who taught her that stubbornness is good and that magic is never lost, only forgotten. Leah will be mentored by Elise Downing. Meet the Mentor: Elise Downing … Continue reading Wild Mentor Scheme #1: Run the South West Coast
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This is the question I got asked the most prior to leaving for my trip (running from Rome to London), to the extent that I wrote this post about my thoughts on female solo adventuring (link). It would be careless of me, then, not to report back, pos t-trip, about whether my belief that it would be safe stood up to the real life experience. I … Continue reading Running over 2500km as a solo female. Was it safe?
Love Her Wild was set up to inspire women around the world to get out more, but we want to go a step further than that. Along with sharing and informing, we’ve decided to start creating unique and exciting adventures that women can join. Cue, the Everest Challenge. 6 women, over 5 days, in the Lake District climbing the height of Everest. That’s hiking an ascent of … Continue reading Fancy Joining an All-Female Expedition?
Sustainability sometimes gets a bad rap, but it’s all about two things that are central to almost all adventures – people and the environment. In basic terms, the sustainability concept is about meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations. This encompasses everything from reducing waste and eliminating pollution, to careful stewardship of fragile ecosystems and building shared value within local … Continue reading Sustainability; 4 ways adventurers can make a difference
The Description The GEL-FujiAttack 5 model are an all round trail running shoe. The soles provide lightweight protection on off-road terrain. Weight: 8.6 Heel height: 19mm Forefoot height: 9mm Rearfoot gel cushioning system Perforated sockliner The Test I’m not a trail runner. But I did need a pair of shoes that would accompany me around Tanzania and survive the off road runs I would fit in … Continue reading Asics Gel-FujiAttack 5 Review
The Description The 1000 Mile Fusion Anklet Sock is a padded sock that combines comfort and protection. They have a double layer system for reduced friction and blister protection. Padded in stress areas Arch bracing for additional support and custom fit Tactel inner layer wicks away perspiration to keep feet dry and cool The Test I have a bit of an obsession with socks. How … Continue reading 1000 Mile Fusion Anklet Sock Review