Current Adventures

Love Her Wild organises all-female expeditions. A mix of smaller weekend and bigger ambitious adventures both in the UK and overseas. We like to set challenges that are a little different to get us off the beaten track and to provide a more authentic experience while improving outdoor skills in the process. We also organise a handful of conservation-focused expeditions each year because looking after the planet is important to us. Over anything else, our expeditions put a focus on team and fun. The trips are friendly and relaxed. Sure we want to reach our goal…but more than that we want to laugh, build friendships and confidence. Don’t worry about coming alone as most women do. We look forward to seeing you on an adventure soon!

14 OCT

Wild Walk

SUN, 14 OCT 2018 

Getting as many in the community out for the day hiking and meeting with like-minded women. We have free walks happening up and down the country. This event is being supported by Ellis Brigham so we also have some exciting adventure prizes up for grabs for participants!

7 NOV

(Full) Negev Expedition

WED, 7 NOV 2018  – WED, 14 NOV 2018

Join an all-female Love Her Wild team taking on a challenging 80km hike across the remote and beautiful Negev desert. While also taking time to visit the best sights in the country stopping at both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

5 JAN

(FULL) Whale Shark Retreat

SAT, 5 JAN 2019  – MON, 14 JAN 2019

Love Her Wild is organising a retreat like no other that includes swimming with whale sharks, yoga, meditation and goal setting workshops!

12 JAN

(FULL) Winter Expedition Skills

 

Set in the beautiful Pyrenees, you can expect a week covering all sorts of skills including crampons, ice axe, snow holing, ice climbing and, to top it off, an expedition ascending a mountain in winter conditions. All skill levels welcome.

6 APR

Build Your Brand

 

Love Her Wild founder, Bex Band, will be teaming up with Sarah Williams from the Tough Girl Podcast to deliver this 2-day workshop on building a brand.

10 MAY

Love Her Wild Weekend ‘South’ 2019

 

The Love Her Wild Weekend brings together Wilders for a weekend of camping, learning new skills and listening to inspiring stories while having the space to relax with yoga, meditation or just being with like-minded women.

18 MAY

Skye Trail & Skills

 

Combining mountain leading and hiking skills with a real adventure following the world famous Skye Trail! You’ll get an opportunity to practice skills like navigation and wild camping while taking in beautiful views and wildlife along the way.

30 AUG

Love Her Wild Weekend ‘North’ 2019

 

The Love Her Wild Weekend brings together Wilders for a weekend of camping, learning new skills and listening to inspiring stories while having the space to relax with yoga, meditation or just being with like-minded women.

29 Mar (2020)

The Finnmark Plateau

 

If you want to really test yourself to the limit in a brutal environment, then this is the expedition for you! Not for the faint-hearted, a Love Her Wild team will attempt a crossing of the Finnmark Plateau from North to South.

Previous Adventures

There have been dozens of get togethers, hikes and campouts organised by the Love Her Wild community to bring together like-minded women in the outdoors. But here are some of the bigger adventures we have had to date!

The Woods

10 women who’d never met before and with varying abilities came together to spend 5 days living in the woods with just basic survival gear. Adventures don’t always have to be about going far or fast. Find out more: – The rule the team followedMeet the teamSummary by team member KatieSummary by Bex Band

Paddle Pickup; Coast 2 Coast

17 women with a passion for tackling the plastic pollution in our oceans, took on this world first expedition. Led by Erin Bastian, they kayaked the width of the UK via our waterways starting in Bristol and finishing in London. Along the way they picked up over 3,500 pieces of plastic pollution from the water while making quite a stir in the media…. – Short film made about our journeyBritish Canoe article Guardian article on expedition leaders: Bex Band & Erin BastianSummary from Jodie, a team member Feature in the Adventure Magazine

Paddle Pickup; Length of Wales

Seeing the impact that the first Paddle Pickup had in inspiring others to rethink their plastic usage, Love Her Wild returned for round 2! This time kayaking the full length of Wales. The team had to navigate dozens of locks and travelled up to 20km daily. By the end of the expedition the team had picked up 5,000 pieces of plastic pollution and raised hundreds of pounds for plastic fighting charities.

The Everest Adventure

The challenge – to climb the height of Everest in 5 days.Over 100 women applied to be part of this adventure. The final team of 6 were chosen not on their experience but on what this adventure meant to them and on their passion to inspire more women to get outdoors. Things didn’t exactly go to plan! Find out more: – Meet the teamWhat does it feel like to fail your expedition?GearJunkie: Trekking ‘Mount Everest’ – Wired for Adventure article

Love Her Wild Weekend 2018

The first of our annual Wild Weekend! Talks were delivered on all sorts of subjects from mental health to reducing plastic usage. There were bushcraft and navigation workshops alongside daily yoga and walks and a Shextreme film popup.

Arctic Norway Expedition

5 women from the Love Her Wild community attempted to be the first all-female team to cross the Finnmark Plateau from North to South. Hit with tough weather and -32 temperatures, the team fell short of their target. The views of the horizon and northern lights and the comradery the team took away meant this was far from a failure!

12 Hours Wild & Solo

The ladies had set their challenge – to wild camp for a night on their own for the first time. The team of 8 spent the day hiking together before going off alone to find their own isolated camping spots.

Lady Anne’s Walk

The Lady Anne’s walk is a 100-mile journey steeped with history. A Love Her Wild team took on the hike over 5 days, carrying all their own supplies and wild camping each night.

Winter skills in the Pyrenees

A fun week in the Pyrenees learning all sorts of winter skills to boost confidence for bigger expeditions. The team covered avalanche safety, crampon skills, building snow holes and even attempted a summit of Aneto.

Stok Kangri

A fantastic team of 16 headed to North India for a 2-week expedition climbing to the 6,000+ summit on Stok Kangri. Although flooding and snowfall prevented a summit, the team had an amazing time and also contributed to scientific research collecting data from the glacier and keeping diarys to help a study on women in extreme environments.