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There was a real chill in the air whilst cycling to work this morning โ„๏ธ I like the winter months but the thought of cold, dark mornings is making me want to hibernate ๐Ÿฆ” Dreaming of #vanlife and an ocean view this evening ๐Ÿ˜
There was a real chill in the air whilst cycling to work this morning โ„๏ธ I like the winter months but the thought of cold, dark mornings is making me want to hibernate ๐Ÿฆ” Dreaming of #vanlife  and an ocean view this evening ๐Ÿ˜
Oh my!!! How I love @annamcnuff's writing!! Her stories... I feel like I'm sitting around a fire and she's telling me all about her ridiculously cool life!! (When I say ridiculously cool- because it's all there - the bumps and the bruises and the brilliant-ness [yes, brilliant-ness])
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Now, I really wanted to say something uber profound about life and it's lessons and how I'm going through a time of refocus, getting to know me, (trying to like me!!)... but, I think she says it all here!!
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@annamcnuff - thank you so much for being so darned entertaining and totally insightful and, well, super intelligent/smart in the way you write. Really appreciate you sharing your adventures with us mere mortals!!
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If you haven't read her books - The Pants of Perspective and now 50 Shades of the USA... Just do it!!! #awesome
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#love #entertaining #learning #slowingdown #justbreathe #calmthecommuters #reading #adventurequeens #adventure #lifeisawesome #peopleareawesome #jansbookclub #discoverunder1k #cycling #mericamerica #latergram
Oh my!!! How I love @annamcnuff's writing!! Her stories... I feel like I'm sitting around a fire and she's telling me all about her ridiculously cool life!! (When I say ridiculously cool- because it's all there - the bumps and the bruises and the brilliant-ness [yes, brilliant-ness]) . Now, I really wanted to say something uber profound about life and it's lessons and how I'm going through a time of refocus, getting to know me, (trying to like me!!)... but, I think she says it all here!! . @annamcnuff - thank you so much for being so darned entertaining and totally insightful and, well, super intelligent/smart in the way you write. Really appreciate you sharing your adventures with us mere mortals!! . If you haven't read her books - The Pants of Perspective and now 50 Shades of the USA... Just do it!!! #awesome  . #love  #entertaining  #learning  #slowingdown  #justbreathe  #calmthecommuters  #reading  #adventurequeens  #adventure  #lifeisawesome  #peopleareawesome  #jansbookclub  #discoverunder1k  #cycling  #mericamerica  #latergram 
A wrap up of pro-shots from the @goretextransalpinerun. A race of 255km with 16,000m of ascent across the alps. With 25% attrition in the Mixed Category, the โ€˜Ballahuligansโ€™ were pleased to finish 12th. Anyone fancy it 2019? #stageracing #ultrarunning #adventuretime #girlsonhills
A wrap up of pro-shots from the @goretextransalpinerun. A race of 255km with 16,000m of ascent across the alps. With 25% attrition in the Mixed Category, the โ€˜Ballahuligansโ€™ were pleased to finish 12th. Anyone fancy it 2019? #stageracing  #ultrarunning  #adventuretime  #girlsonhills 
Such an amazing trip - I still canโ€™t put into words all the beauty we experienced; from making our way around Olympic National Park to viewing Mt. Rainier at 6,000 ft and tasting all the IPAโ€™s, ciders, & sours in between. Couldnโ€™t have asked for a better adventure  @nikkisterr ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿš— .
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#mtrainier #washingtonstate #olympicnationalpark #bestfriendgoals #hikingadventures #freshair #greatoutdoors #fremontoktoberfest #tolmiepeak #marymerefalls #forks #rubybeach #lapush #adventurequeens #viewsfordays #rainforest #moutainlover #love #pikesplacemarket #craftbeer #oktoberfest #seattle #seattlebeer #fremontbrewing
Such an amazing trip - I still canโ€™t put into words all the beauty we experienced; from making our way around Olympic National Park to viewing Mt. Rainier at 6,000 ft and tasting all the IPAโ€™s, ciders, & sours in between. Couldnโ€™t have asked for a better adventure @nikkisterr ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿš— . . . . #mtrainier  #washingtonstate  #olympicnationalpark  #bestfriendgoals  #hikingadventures  #freshair  #greatoutdoors  #fremontoktoberfest  #tolmiepeak  #marymerefalls  #forks  #rubybeach  #lapush  #adventurequeens  #viewsfordays  #rainforest  #moutainlover  #love  #pikesplacemarket  #craftbeer  #oktoberfest  #seattle  #seattlebeer  #fremontbrewing 
The face you make when it's a few days to home again! Pop the kettle on, maw, I'm coming for ya Scotland! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
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๐Ÿ“ธ Taken @Cairngorm in April
The face you make when it's a few days to home again! Pop the kettle on, maw, I'm coming for ya Scotland! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ . ๐Ÿ“ธ Taken @Cairngorm in April
Yesterday I got my first taste of real Canada. My friend Melanie and I headed out to Kokanee Glacier Park, about an hour's drive away, to go hiking.
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The trail wound it's way slowly up the hillside, taking us through pine forests, over cascading creeks and past incredible viewpoints.
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As we got higher and higher, it felt like we were moving through the seasons. We left summer behind down at the bottom, saw the beautiful colours of autumn as we were on our way up, then found ourselves thrust into winter as we got up above the treeline. There was crunchy snow underfoot and the air was crisp and cold.
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This was just an average Sunday. We did a 5 hour hike on a well trodden trail. It was easy to get to the park and free to enter.
What amazes me though, is that this is just ONE of a THOUSAND parks across British Columbia.
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This was just the first one I've been to, and it was stunningly beautiful. I can't even imagine what else lies in store.
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Nature is out there - we just need to go and find it!
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Yesterday I got my first taste of real Canada. My friend Melanie and I headed out to Kokanee Glacier Park, about an hour's drive away, to go hiking. . The trail wound it's way slowly up the hillside, taking us through pine forests, over cascading creeks and past incredible viewpoints. . As we got higher and higher, it felt like we were moving through the seasons. We left summer behind down at the bottom, saw the beautiful colours of autumn as we were on our way up, then found ourselves thrust into winter as we got up above the treeline. There was crunchy snow underfoot and the air was crisp and cold. . This was just an average Sunday. We did a 5 hour hike on a well trodden trail. It was easy to get to the park and free to enter. What amazes me though, is that this is just ONE of a THOUSAND parks across British Columbia. . This was just the first one I've been to, and it was stunningly beautiful. I can't even imagine what else lies in store. . Nature is out there - we just need to go and find it! . 1/1000
What started as me asking a few people if they wanted to go hiking has turned into this... Bristol Girl Hikers has just hit 500 members!! Thatโ€™s 500 awesome women sharing their love for the outdoors ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰โœŠ #bristolgirlhikers #bristolgirl #citygirlnetwork #bristol247 #bristol_lens #bristollife #toughgirl #outdoorgirls #adventurequeens #thisgirlcan #girlboss #womenempowerment #hikingadventures #hikesocial #hikinggroups #gohike #getoutdoorsmore @bristol247 @bristol_girl_bosses @bristollifemag
What started as me asking a few people if they wanted to go hiking has turned into this... Bristol Girl Hikers has just hit 500 members!! Thatโ€™s 500 awesome women sharing their love for the outdoors ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰โœŠ #bristolgirlhikers  #bristolgirl  #citygirlnetwork  #bristol247  #bristol_lens  #bristollife  #toughgirl  #outdoorgirls  #adventurequeens  #thisgirlcan  #girlboss  #womenempowerment  #hikingadventures  #hikesocial  #hikinggroups  #gohike  #getoutdoorsmore  @bristol247 @bristol_girl_bosses @bristollifemag
A little bit of (hiking) paradise from when I walked the GR221 on Mallorca in May ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘ฃ
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๐Ÿ‘†That's the short version for Instagram ๐Ÿ˜† In reality this was the toughest day on the trail. I (half) slept (with massive anxiety) in a forest the night before, got lost in the woods several times in the morning (because no way markers), got on a really dangerous slope that had me crawling over rocks and bushes until I was so scared that I crawled all the way back and realised this can't be the trail, gladly met other people that were lost and everyone helped each other. The actual mountain ascent was still one of the scariest ones I have done. There was not a single water source to be found all day which I did not know beforehand, and civilisation was a good 25k away. Not ideal in the Spanish heat.  I ended up walking on roads for hours and hours late in the afternoon in order to avoid another mountain I couldn't climb without water. Looong 12 hour day! The next town awaited me with expensive hotel prices, and you have to bite the bullet because you're too exhausted to sleep outside again. My body was still dead the next day and I had to give myself a rest day, but very much enjoyed the cute little village Estellencs I was in. And when your body had the rest it needed, you're fine again and just keep going on..
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๐Ÿ‘†Somewhere between Sant Elm and Estellencs. Still one of my favourite views on the trail (hardship and lots of memories included ๐Ÿ˜…)
A little bit of (hiking) paradise from when I walked the GR221 on Mallorca in May ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘ฃ . . ๐Ÿ‘†That's the short version for Instagram ๐Ÿ˜† In reality this was the toughest day on the trail. I (half) slept (with massive anxiety) in a forest the night before, got lost in the woods several times in the morning (because no way markers), got on a really dangerous slope that had me crawling over rocks and bushes until I was so scared that I crawled all the way back and realised this can't be the trail, gladly met other people that were lost and everyone helped each other. The actual mountain ascent was still one of the scariest ones I have done. There was not a single water source to be found all day which I did not know beforehand, and civilisation was a good 25k away. Not ideal in the Spanish heat. I ended up walking on roads for hours and hours late in the afternoon in order to avoid another mountain I couldn't climb without water. Looong 12 hour day! The next town awaited me with expensive hotel prices, and you have to bite the bullet because you're too exhausted to sleep outside again. My body was still dead the next day and I had to give myself a rest day, but very much enjoyed the cute little village Estellencs I was in. And when your body had the rest it needed, you're fine again and just keep going on.. . ๐Ÿ‘†Somewhere between Sant Elm and Estellencs. Still one of my favourite views on the trail (hardship and lots of memories included ๐Ÿ˜…)
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Wandered over Brean Down today. The tide was way out into the Bristol Channel and everything felt still and silent. A nice place to peacefully watch the world go by.
Wandered over Brean Down today. The tide was way out into the Bristol Channel and everything felt still and silent. A nice place to peacefully watch the world go by.
Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โœ… Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น โœ… Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น โœ… Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โœ… Liechtenstein ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โœ… Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โœ… France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท โœ… Monaco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ โœ… We've made it!! Thank you @annamcnuff @adventurequeensuk @arcteryx @arcteryxpiccadilly for making this wonderful adventure possible! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Julian Alps โ€“ Karawanken โ€“ Carnic Alps โ€“ Dolomites โ€“ Zillertal โ€“ Tuxer Alps โ€“ Karwendel โ€“ Wetterstein โ€“ Lechtal Alps โ€“ Allgรคu โ€“ Rรคtikon โ€“ Silvretta โ€“ Rhaetian Alps (Grisons/Ortles) โ€“ Lepontine Alps (Lombardy/Ticino) โ€“ Valaisian Alps โ€“ Bernese Alps โ€“ Chablais โ€“ Mont Blanc โ€“ Graian Alps (Val dโ€™Aosta/Vanoise) โ€“ Dauphinรฉ โ€“ Cottian Alps (Queyras/Viso) โ€“ Maritime Alps โ€“ Lower Piedmont โ€“ Ligurian Alps. โœ… Bring on the next adventure...... #viaalpina #slovenia #italy #austria #germany #switzerland #liechtenstein #monaco #france #adventurequeens #adventurequeensuk #supersue #adventurekate #trailrunning #trailrunningmag #endurance
Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โœ… Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น โœ… Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น โœ… Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โœ… Liechtenstein ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โœ… Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โœ… France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท โœ… Monaco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ โœ… We've made it!! Thank you @annamcnuff @adventurequeensuk @arcteryx @arcteryxpiccadilly for making this wonderful adventure possible! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Julian Alps โ€“ Karawanken โ€“ Carnic Alps โ€“ Dolomites โ€“ Zillertal โ€“ Tuxer Alps โ€“ Karwendel โ€“ Wetterstein โ€“ Lechtal Alps โ€“ Allgรคu โ€“ Rรคtikon โ€“ Silvretta โ€“ Rhaetian Alps (Grisons/Ortles) โ€“ Lepontine Alps (Lombardy/Ticino) โ€“ Valaisian Alps โ€“ Bernese Alps โ€“ Chablais โ€“ Mont Blanc โ€“ Graian Alps (Val dโ€™Aosta/Vanoise) โ€“ Dauphinรฉ โ€“ Cottian Alps (Queyras/Viso) โ€“ Maritime Alps โ€“ Lower Piedmont โ€“ Ligurian Alps. โœ… Bring on the next adventure...... #viaalpina  #slovenia  #italy  #austria  #germany  #switzerland  #liechtenstein  #monaco  #france  #adventurequeens  #adventurequeensuk  #supersue  #adventurekate  #trailrunning  #trailrunningmag  #endurance 
And thatโ€™s the SWCP done! It has been such a perfect day, one that I really didnโ€™t want to end so I found myself dawdling along the beach, only saw one nudist (naturalist) which is not surprising ๐Ÿ™ˆ. Itโ€™s a beautiful day for walking, but oh my that water was cold!! .
The cliffs were stunning this morning as I walked around Old Harry Rocks and the smile on my face grew and grew. It was really strange looking ahead to the coastline, but knowing I wonโ€™t be walking it. I guess 630 miles (about 1000km) of habit is hard to break ๐Ÿ˜Š. .
Thank you ๐Ÿ™ to everyone who has supported/housed/fed etc me on this crazy venture. Also thanks to the amazing @ordnancesurvey maps! I have now completed about 1450 official miles (more than 1550 according to my Garmin) this year, across 8 of the National Trails:Peddars/Norfolk Coast, Thames, Cotswolds, Hadrianโ€™s Wall, Cleveland Way, Ridgeway, Glyndwrโ€™s Way and now the South West Coast Path. Itโ€™s been difficult, emotional and incredible. Iโ€™ve had many (literal and metaphoric) highs and lows. Iโ€™ve done so much new stuff. Iโ€™d never thru-hiked, wild camped or done anything like this before. I didnโ€™t do everything I wanted to, but I am so proud of my little feet for what they have achieved. .
McCoy out ๐ŸŽค. .
#littlefeetwandering #19trails #southwestcoastpath #walk1000miles #nationaltrails #adventurequeens #toughgirl #womenwhohike #gratitude #ordinancesurvey
And thatโ€™s the SWCP done! It has been such a perfect day, one that I really didnโ€™t want to end so I found myself dawdling along the beach, only saw one nudist (naturalist) which is not surprising ๐Ÿ™ˆ. Itโ€™s a beautiful day for walking, but oh my that water was cold!! . The cliffs were stunning this morning as I walked around Old Harry Rocks and the smile on my face grew and grew. It was really strange looking ahead to the coastline, but knowing I wonโ€™t be walking it. I guess 630 miles (about 1000km) of habit is hard to break ๐Ÿ˜Š. . Thank you ๐Ÿ™ to everyone who has supported/housed/fed etc me on this crazy venture. Also thanks to the amazing @ordnancesurvey maps! I have now completed about 1450 official miles (more than 1550 according to my Garmin) this year, across 8 of the National Trails:Peddars/Norfolk Coast, Thames, Cotswolds, Hadrianโ€™s Wall, Cleveland Way, Ridgeway, Glyndwrโ€™s Way and now the South West Coast Path. Itโ€™s been difficult, emotional and incredible. Iโ€™ve had many (literal and metaphoric) highs and lows. Iโ€™ve done so much new stuff. Iโ€™d never thru-hiked, wild camped or done anything like this before. I didnโ€™t do everything I wanted to, but I am so proud of my little feet for what they have achieved. . McCoy out ๐ŸŽค. . #littlefeetwandering  #19trails  #southwestcoastpath  #walk1000miles  #nationaltrails  #adventurequeens  #toughgirl  #womenwhohike  #gratitude  #ordinancesurvey 
New week. New trip announcement. Details on our December surf trip coming up this evening!
New week. New trip announcement. Details on our December surf trip coming up this evening!
Standing on top of the world... well,  Africa.
๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ
Two years ago I stood at the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, which is so tall, at the summit you can see the curvature of the earth. It took the best part of 6 hours to walk about 5000m, making it my slowest ever #5k but for #thatview (and the bragging rights) it was totally worth it
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#kilimanjaro #mountkilimanjaro #freestanding #tanzania #sevensummits #alpineascents #roofofafrica #topoftheworld #6amclub #explore #explorepage #summit #passionpassport #mountains #mountainsarecalling #hike #stayandwander #shetravels #loveherwild #girlswhohike #girlswhotravel #adventurequeens
Standing on top of the world... well, Africa. ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ Two years ago I stood at the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, which is so tall, at the summit you can see the curvature of the earth. It took the best part of 6 hours to walk about 5000m, making it my slowest ever #5k  but for #thatview  (and the bragging rights) it was totally worth it ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒ #kilimanjaro  #mountkilimanjaro  #freestanding  #tanzania  #sevensummits  #alpineascents  #roofofafrica  #topoftheworld  #6amclub  #explore  #explorepage  #summit  #passionpassport  #mountains  #mountainsarecalling  #hike  #stayandwander  #shetravels  #loveherwild  #girlswhohike  #girlswhotravel  #adventurequeens 
Day 8 โ€œYour possibilities are unlimited, but it all begins with the deliberate choice to think differently and then do differentlyโ€

I arrived back in London on the train from Amsterdam and at Kings Cross swapped my city bag for my backpack (told you I was organised) and got on another train to join the @adventurequeensuk on their autumn camp out. The group is set up with the aim of โ€˜delicately smashing down the barriers that prevent women from heading out on adventuresโ€™ and is made up of some of the most cool gals who have done all sorts of extraordinary things.  It is this group that lets me believe in 6 months time I will be be able to cycle and camp from London to Lampedusa alone. The weather was fairly pants for it and as I lay there last night in my sleeping bag under a piece of tarp as it poured down with rain, it completely struck me how much your life and perspective can change in a few months when you simply open yourself up to new experiences. I couldnโ€™t have become more of an advocate for getting outside, sleeping under the stars and taking on any form of adventure.  If you were like me who was always more comfortable in a cocktail bars in heels over a bivvy bag then I would highly recommend joining a group like @adventurequeens to take the first step with โค๏ธ #sabbatical #day1or1day  #adventurequeens
Day 8 โ€œYour possibilities are unlimited, but it all begins with the deliberate choice to think differently and then do differentlyโ€ I arrived back in London on the train from Amsterdam and at Kings Cross swapped my city bag for my backpack (told you I was organised) and got on another train to join the @adventurequeensuk on their autumn camp out. The group is set up with the aim of โ€˜delicately smashing down the barriers that prevent women from heading out on adventuresโ€™ and is made up of some of the most cool gals who have done all sorts of extraordinary things. It is this group that lets me believe in 6 months time I will be be able to cycle and camp from London to Lampedusa alone. The weather was fairly pants for it and as I lay there last night in my sleeping bag under a piece of tarp as it poured down with rain, it completely struck me how much your life and perspective can change in a few months when you simply open yourself up to new experiences. I couldnโ€™t have become more of an advocate for getting outside, sleeping under the stars and taking on any form of adventure. If you were like me who was always more comfortable in a cocktail bars in heels over a bivvy bag then I would highly recommend joining a group like @adventurequeens to take the first step with โค๏ธ #sabbatical  #day1or1day  #adventurequeens 
Your girl was not feeling quite so "Zen Queen" before that coffee, let me tell ya. ๐Ÿธโ˜•
Your girl was not feeling quite so "Zen Queen" before that coffee, let me tell ya. ๐Ÿธโ˜•
After telling my friends to stay at home because of flooded roads and a terrible forecast, I ended up having a brilliant weekend with 14hrs out on the mountains. My legs hurt but my ๐Ÿ’œ is happy. 
Met some amazing people this weekend too. I got some beta on the crux of Ama Dadlam on the summit of Y Garn, was impressed with runners and their support crews at the ultra which went past my tent and listened to a brilliant talk on paddling at Plas y Brenin. I just love it here. Thanks work for bringing me up North! 
#plasybrenin #mountaineering #mountainleader #trainingpeaks #homeinthemountains #snowdonia #snowdonianationalpark #welshmountains #thisgirlcan #adventurequeens #tryfan
After telling my friends to stay at home because of flooded roads and a terrible forecast, I ended up having a brilliant weekend with 14hrs out on the mountains. My legs hurt but my ๐Ÿ’œ is happy. Met some amazing people this weekend too. I got some beta on the crux of Ama Dadlam on the summit of Y Garn, was impressed with runners and their support crews at the ultra which went past my tent and listened to a brilliant talk on paddling at Plas y Brenin. I just love it here. Thanks work for bringing me up North! #plasybrenin  #mountaineering  #mountainleader  #trainingpeaks  #homeinthemountains  #snowdonia  #snowdonianationalpark  #welshmountains  #thisgirlcan  #adventurequeens  #tryfan 
Marshmallows and hot chocolate from last nights campfire ๐Ÿ”ฅ #adventure #adventurequeens #raindidntstopplay
From 23rd September 2017 (left pic) to 22nd September 2018 (right pic) What a journey! 214 Lakeland fells in 365 marvellous days. I'm a stats lover and I'll be sharing a lot of stats regarding my Wainwright bagging journey in my stories this week if you're interested ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Stuff like -
Most favourite fells,
Least favourite fells,
Solo fells,
Instameet fells,
Most active month,
Least active month,
Most miles walked in 1 day,
Total routes,
Total trips to the Lakes,
Fells I've wild camped on....etc...
Are there any other stats you'd be interested in hearing? Comment and I'll do my best ๐Ÿ˜€
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PS- yes isn't it ironic that my first fell was Great End.... Most people save it til last but I had to be different...๐Ÿคฃ
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#alfredwainwright #wainwright #sweatydirtyhappy #paveyark #greatend #girlswhohike #spreadsheetlover #womenwhohike #wainwrights #stats #zeronegativity #mountaingirls #lakesography #ukhikers #hikingthelakes #timetoplay #salomon #getoutside #thisgirlcan #adjustyouraltitude #geekypeakbagger #challengeyourself #instagramsocialsecretary  #peakbagging #wainwrightbagging #jacksrake #langdalepikes #langdale #lakedistrict #adventurequeens
From 23rd September 2017 (left pic) to 22nd September 2018 (right pic) What a journey! 214 Lakeland fells in 365 marvellous days. I'm a stats lover and I'll be sharing a lot of stats regarding my Wainwright bagging journey in my stories this week if you're interested ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Stuff like - Most favourite fells, Least favourite fells, Solo fells, Instameet fells, Most active month, Least active month, Most miles walked in 1 day, Total routes, Total trips to the Lakes, Fells I've wild camped on....etc... Are there any other stats you'd be interested in hearing? Comment and I'll do my best ๐Ÿ˜€ . . PS- yes isn't it ironic that my first fell was Great End.... Most people save it til last but I had to be different...๐Ÿคฃ . . ๐Ÿ“ธ @aidiclarkeloveroflife or @mountainswithmatt and ๐Ÿ“ธ @beckythetraveller . . #alfredwainwright  #wainwright  #sweatydirtyhappy  #paveyark  #greatend  #girlswhohike  #spreadsheetlover  #womenwhohike  #wainwrights  #stats  #zeronegativity  #mountaingirls  #lakesography  #ukhikers  #hikingthelakes  #timetoplay  #salomon  #getoutside  #thisgirlcan  #adjustyouraltitude  #geekypeakbagger  #challengeyourself  #instagramsocialsecretary  #peakbagging  #wainwrightbagging  #jacksrake  #langdalepikes  #langdale  #lakedistrict  #adventurequeens 
As my time in NY comes to a close yet again, it was wonderful to get one last blast up Mount Ninham Fire Tower. Thank you adventure tribe. ๐Ÿ—ป
As my time in NY comes to a close yet again, it was wonderful to get one last blast up Mount Ninham Fire Tower. Thank you adventure tribe. ๐Ÿ—ป
Another wee bit of the Pennine Way ticked off ! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ
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#pennineway #ramblers #ramblingon #adventurequeens #girlswhodrinkpints #janetsfoss #fairyland #chasingwaterfalls #enchantedforest #yorkshiredales #walkingawalk #talkingthetalk #getoutside #merryengland #sunsoutgunsout #beeroclock #freshairclub #life #innature #freedomthinkers @ruthwoodcock
It rained loads at the @adventurequeensuk camp out this weekend but it really didn't matter! We learned more fire making skillz, ate giant marshmallows and got loads of inspiration! Great meeting lots of amazing women who love adventuring in all its varied forms! Also added a fire striker to my Xmas list! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ #adventurequeensuk #adventurequeens #fire #firemaking #camping #adventure #outdoorslife #getoutside #getoutdoors #rainyweekend
Had so much fun today creating land art @adventurequeensuk campout this morning! Despite the pouring rain the groups created these beautiful pieces of art! You really appreciate the beauty of the natural world when you make art this way ๐Ÿค—
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#nature #art #wild #camper #camping #getoutside #adventure #adventurequeens
Had so much fun today creating land art @adventurequeensuk campout this morning! Despite the pouring rain the groups created these beautiful pieces of art! You really appreciate the beauty of the natural world when you make art this way ๐Ÿค— . . . . . #nature  #art  #wild  #camper  #camping  #getoutside  #adventure  #adventurequeens 
Felt so privileged to be part of this amazing ladyโ€™s day yesterday summiting her final Wainwright, Pavey Ark via Jackโ€™s Rake! Yes, thatโ€™s right, @adventurer.nic climbed all 214 Wainwrights in one year! Such an absolutely inspiring, badass adventure queen ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Congratulations Nic! ๐Ÿ˜˜
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#instagramsocialsecretary #adventurequeen #adventurequeens #mountainwoman #womenwhoexplore #getoutgirluk #inspiringwomen #mountaingirls #strongwomen #adventurewomen #womenwhohike #mountainsisters #getoutside #hikingthelakes #ukhiking #wainwrightbagging #finalwainwright #paveyark #langdale #thelakedistrict #lakedistrict #lakedistrictuk #instagramcommunity
Felt so privileged to be part of this amazing ladyโ€™s day yesterday summiting her final Wainwright, Pavey Ark via Jackโ€™s Rake! Yes, thatโ€™s right, @adventurer.nic climbed all 214 Wainwrights in one year! Such an absolutely inspiring, badass adventure queen ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Congratulations Nic! ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . #instagramsocialsecretary  #adventurequeen  #adventurequeens  #mountainwoman  #womenwhoexplore  #getoutgirluk  #inspiringwomen  #mountaingirls  #strongwomen  #adventurewomen  #womenwhohike  #mountainsisters  #getoutside  #hikingthelakes  #ukhiking  #wainwrightbagging  #finalwainwright  #paveyark  #langdale  #thelakedistrict  #lakedistrict  #lakedistrictuk  #instagramcommunity 
A few more of todayโ€™s adventure โ›ฐ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ
#UTOP #UltimateTrailsOfPenang2018 #JungleRunning #TrailRunning #HotAndHilly
Great to work a proper grown-up ML day yesterday with @lupineadventure, escorting Liverpool uni students round the Lakes 10 raising money for Claire House Children's Hospice. With only two dropouts out of 50 participants, they did incredibly well over this demanding route: Buttermere to Langdale via Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Green Gable, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Great End, Esk Pike and Bowfell. The majority finished in 13 hours walking off the final summit in the dark. A true epic over 29km with 2900m of ascent. .
#lupineadventure #mountainleader #lakedistrict #lakes10 #outdoorinstructor #adventurequeens #outdoorlife #mountainwoman
Great to work a proper grown-up ML day yesterday with @lupineadventure, escorting Liverpool uni students round the Lakes 10 raising money for Claire House Children's Hospice. With only two dropouts out of 50 participants, they did incredibly well over this demanding route: Buttermere to Langdale via Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Green Gable, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Great End, Esk Pike and Bowfell. The majority finished in 13 hours walking off the final summit in the dark. A true epic over 29km with 2900m of ascent. . #lupineadventure  #mountainleader  #lakedistrict  #lakes10  #outdoorinstructor  #adventurequeens  #outdoorlife  #mountainwoman 
Stuff the rain! Letโ€™s go celebrate #autumnequinox with campfires, giant marshmallows and some epic story telling ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโ›บ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ
#getoutside #microadventure #wildnightout #adventurequeens #campfirestories #helloautumn
What a morning running the trails up, around and over Penang Hill. A great event, and even greater to have finished! The heat & humidity will always get me and typically the hottest day here for a while! I knew I shouldโ€™ve pushed myself harder at quite a few points, but I was enjoying the moment - and actually after months of injuries of one kind or another,  everything pretty much felt ok - knee niggled a little but definitely back on track. A massive thank you as ever to the awesome marshals and volunteers, and huge kudos to those doing the 40k and 60k ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
#UTOP #UltimateTrailsOfPenang2018 #TrailRunning
What a morning running the trails up, around and over Penang Hill. A great event, and even greater to have finished! The heat & humidity will always get me and typically the hottest day here for a while! I knew I shouldโ€™ve pushed myself harder at quite a few points, but I was enjoying the moment - and actually after months of injuries of one kind or another, everything pretty much felt ok - knee niggled a little but definitely back on track. A massive thank you as ever to the awesome marshals and volunteers, and huge kudos to those doing the 40k and 60k ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ #UTOP  #UltimateTrailsOfPenang2018  #TrailRunning 
Tent is up, hopefully itโ€™ll last the night! โ›บ๏ธ #adventure #camping #adventurequeens
Witnessed @cleodorapresents perform last night / stomped at club palazzo with @glitterinyour / 11 weeks ago i never would have posted a pic like this. ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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#clubpalazzo #gothstomp #burlesque #phoenix #naturopathicmedicine #diabetestype2 #longwaytothetop #thicklikeoatmeal #adventurequeens #redredwine
I'm annoyed with myself for not doing a some of my "to do" list this year. Life got in the way this summer. 
I wanted to give wild swimming or at the very least taking a dunk (somewhere safe) in the river or a loch. ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ The other thing on my list was to have golf lessons. I can maybe try over the winter and then maybe by spring I can venture out on to a course โ›ณ๐ŸŒ๏ธ Grrrrrrr. 
Is there something on your list that you won't get to do this year? 
#SayYestoMoreAdventures #AdventureQueensScotland #AdventureQueens #Travelling_UK #TravelBlogger #ScotlandisNow #TryIt #TBlogger #UKpotd #DreamBig #LetsgoEverywhere #PostcardsfromtheWorld #HiddenScotland #RoamthePlanet #Wanderlust #GirlsWhoTravel #WildSwimming #RoyalDeeside #Cairngorms #NationalTrustforScotland #ScottishCollective #GetOutside #LifeofaPhotographer #MelanieChaddPhotography
I'm annoyed with myself for not doing a some of my "to do" list this year. Life got in the way this summer. I wanted to give wild swimming or at the very least taking a dunk (somewhere safe) in the river or a loch. ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ The other thing on my list was to have golf lessons. I can maybe try over the winter and then maybe by spring I can venture out on to a course โ›ณ๐ŸŒ๏ธ Grrrrrrr. Is there something on your list that you won't get to do this year? #SayYestoMoreAdventures  #AdventureQueensScotland  #AdventureQueens  #Travelling_UK  #TravelBlogger  #ScotlandisNow  #TryIt  #TBlogger  #UKpotd  #DreamBig  #LetsgoEverywhere  #PostcardsfromtheWorld  #HiddenScotland  #RoamthePlanet  #Wanderlust  #GirlsWhoTravel  #WildSwimming  #RoyalDeeside  #Cairngorms  #NationalTrustforScotland  #ScottishCollective  #GetOutside  #LifeofaPhotographer  #MelanieChaddPhotography 
It was a little too nippy in my tent for a lie in so I set out early, avoided the crowds and was rewarded with some peace and tranquility at this popular spot.

#mountainleader #qmd #hiking #snowdonia #solohiking #mountaintherapy #peaceinnature #adventurequeens
Happy moments on the trail ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Happy moments on the trail ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Couple of weeks ago we booked a last minute ferry, packed the bikes and the next morning went from Exeter โžก๏ธ Dover, Calais โžก๏ธ Loire valley in central France. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท First motorbike trip and first time riding abroad! Over 1600 miles and the only thing I regret was having to ride to some of the vineyards... ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿฅ‚
Couple of weeks ago we booked a last minute ferry, packed the bikes and the next morning went from Exeter โžก๏ธ Dover, Calais โžก๏ธ Loire valley in central France. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท First motorbike trip and first time riding abroad! Over 1600 miles and the only thing I regret was having to ride to some of the vineyards... ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿฅ‚
๐Ÿ‘‹ Oh hey weekend! What have you got planned?
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Iโ€™m busy getting all our upcoming events online for you, so you can join a city adventure and meet some kick ass ladies! ๐Ÿ‘€ keep them eyes pealed
๐Ÿ‘‹ Oh hey weekend! What have you got planned? . Iโ€™m busy getting all our upcoming events online for you, so you can join a city adventure and meet some kick ass ladies! ๐Ÿ‘€ keep them eyes pealed
Flashback to #Carlingford life.. Slieve Foye at sunrise.. #Ireland #adventure #adventurequeens
Re-reading @annamcnuff to help power through a long wattbike at the end of a tough week - think it's about time for me to start planning a new adventure โ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ”๏ธ #sweatybuthappy #pantsofperspective #adventurequeens #adventuretime #wattbike #crosstraining #toowindytogooutside #zoom #zoomzoom #hotdogsorlegs
I have a rule when hillwalking: if it's windy enough to pick you up off your feet, it time to get the f*ck off the mountain! That was us today. We pushed on up to 700 metres on Ben Wyvis before turning back. It's an important part of hillwalking to know your limitations but it really sucks when you don't reach the top! All you can eat pizza is cheering me up though โœŒ๏ธ
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I have a rule when hillwalking: if it's windy enough to pick you up off your feet, it time to get the f*ck off the mountain! That was us today. We pushed on up to 700 metres on Ben Wyvis before turning back. It's an important part of hillwalking to know your limitations but it really sucks when you don't reach the top! All you can eat pizza is cheering me up though โœŒ๏ธ * * * #munros  #munrobagging  #benwyvis  #hillwalking  #salomon  #mytiso  #toowindy  #outdoorbloggers  #outdoorsisfree  #osprey  #wonderfullywildwomen  #adventurequeens  #scottishhills  #scottishweather 
My first 6c lead climb whoop whoop.... The ceiling was pumpy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #leadclimbing #womenwhoclimb #adventurequeens
It's getting to that time of year: colder weather, darker evenings, hot chocolate, warm blankets, woolly jumpers...๐Ÿ โ €
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Because we're all getting into this Autumn mood, why not reflect this in your Weekend Challenge? Visit a woodland this weekend with the family and build a den - everyone can get involved! The den can be as simple or as complicated as you like.โ €
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Isn't it great being a kid again, even if it's just for a day?
It's getting to that time of year: colder weather, darker evenings, hot chocolate, warm blankets, woolly jumpers...๐Ÿ โ € โ € Because we're all getting into this Autumn mood, why not reflect this in your Weekend Challenge? Visit a woodland this weekend with the family and build a den - everyone can get involved! The den can be as simple or as complicated as you like.โ € โ € Isn't it great being a kid again, even if it's just for a day?
I've been in Canada for a week now, and so much of the scenery is reminding me of the epic and wild highlands of Scotland.

So this #throwbackthursday I've dug out a photo from earlier this year - taken during our cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats with @brakethecycle. I ate my lunch sitting on a rock next to @eddingles in Glen Coe, appreciating a hot coffee, a break from the road and the incredible landscape.

Places like this make me feel so small, so humble, so insignificant. And yet so grateful to be alive and wondrous at the natural world.

Here's to many more lunchtimes, sitting on rocks and looking at mountains. 
#tbt #scotland #canada #lejog #glencoe #scottishhighlands #cycling #lifebehindbars #ridebikesbehappy #viewpoint #mountains #epic #findyourwild #adventureawaits #roamhome #greatbritain #natureisamazing #adventurequeens #sheexplores #wonderfulwildwomen #coffeebreak #liveyourbestlife
I've been in Canada for a week now, and so much of the scenery is reminding me of the epic and wild highlands of Scotland. So this #throwbackthursday  I've dug out a photo from earlier this year - taken during our cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats with @brakethecycle. I ate my lunch sitting on a rock next to @eddingles in Glen Coe, appreciating a hot coffee, a break from the road and the incredible landscape. Places like this make me feel so small, so humble, so insignificant. And yet so grateful to be alive and wondrous at the natural world. Here's to many more lunchtimes, sitting on rocks and looking at mountains. #tbt  #scotland  #canada  #lejog  #glencoe  #scottishhighlands  #cycling  #lifebehindbars  #ridebikesbehappy  #viewpoint  #mountains  #epic  #findyourwild  #adventureawaits  #roamhome  #greatbritain  #natureisamazing  #adventurequeens  #sheexplores  #wonderfulwildwomen  #coffeebreak  #liveyourbestlife 
Hello autumn! ๐Ÿ‚ Time to wrap up snug as, go hunting for crunchy leaves and wear your cosy giraffe hat.๐Ÿฆ’#evelynheather #14weeksold
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#mumbeta #helloautumn #3monthsold #adventuremamas #hikeitbaby #slingbaby #babysling #sophiethegiraffe #dartmoor #countrywalks #sleepingbaby #thoselashestho #wonderfulwildwomen #itsgreatoutthere #adventurequeens #adventurequeensuk
Canoeing, a picnic and swimming make for a perfect day exploring the Slovenian mountains 
#wildswimchallenge #wildswin #swim #microadventure #adventurequeens #adventure #solvenia #lakebohinj #goexplore #balkins #coolerwomen #radgirlscollective
Staff from energy co. SSE joined me last Friday for a beach clean and paddle along the Adur in Shoreham. The beach was actually quite clean in the small section we did but we still collected two black sacks full in one hour. Spring tides and strong winds have likely taken a lot back into the sea sadly. Yesterday I returned to the same spot to paddle with fellow paddle pickup-er @meg_hoskin. Although the winds and tides were most definitely against us, it was great to catch up with a like minded soul. We battled the winds, pootled up to surfers, waded through mud then caught up some more over ice cream and coffee. No, it wasnโ€™t the beautiful countryside, or the Pacific Ocean ๐ŸŒŠ but it was a great day. A reminder that adventures can be big or small and you can often find it on your doorstep! #kayakfun #shepaddles #paddlepickup #outdoorsgirls #adventurequeens #loveherwildly
Staff from energy co. SSE joined me last Friday for a beach clean and paddle along the Adur in Shoreham. The beach was actually quite clean in the small section we did but we still collected two black sacks full in one hour. Spring tides and strong winds have likely taken a lot back into the sea sadly. Yesterday I returned to the same spot to paddle with fellow paddle pickup-er @meg_hoskin. Although the winds and tides were most definitely against us, it was great to catch up with a like minded soul. We battled the winds, pootled up to surfers, waded through mud then caught up some more over ice cream and coffee. No, it wasnโ€™t the beautiful countryside, or the Pacific Ocean ๐ŸŒŠ but it was a great day. A reminder that adventures can be big or small and you can often find it on your doorstep! #kayakfun  #shepaddles  #paddlepickup  #outdoorsgirls  #adventurequeens  #loveherwildly 
Yes! Ready to start! Getting a wilderness permit for the #JohnMuirTrail is difficult and very old school: you need a faxing machine to enter the lottery (with only a lucky few granted with a permit).
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So we decided to skip the hazzle and start two days south of the official trealhead. #horseshoemeadows
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We'll follow the Cottonwood Lakes trail and the #PacificCrestTrail, the latter being the world famous long distance trek from Mexico to Canada. #pct
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#pct2018 #jmt #jmt2018 #cottonwoodlakes #backpacking #womenwhohike #readyforadventure #sierranevada  #hikingtheworld #hikerlife #hikertrash #sayyestoadventure #wilderness  #getoutsidestayoutside #walkeveryday #mylifeoutdoors #hikinggirls #adventurequeens #sheisnotlost #offthegrid #hikingcalifornia #inyonationalforest #seqoianationalpark  #followyourfeet #hikingwithliz #americanadventures
Yes! Ready to start! Getting a wilderness permit for the #JohnMuirTrail  is difficult and very old school: you need a faxing machine to enter the lottery (with only a lucky few granted with a permit). . So we decided to skip the hazzle and start two days south of the official trealhead. #horseshoemeadows  . We'll follow the Cottonwood Lakes trail and the #PacificCrestTrail , the latter being the world famous long distance trek from Mexico to Canada. #pct  . . . #pct2018  #jmt  #jmt2018  #cottonwoodlakes  #backpacking  #womenwhohike  #readyforadventure  #sierranevada  #hikingtheworld  #hikerlife  #hikertrash  #sayyestoadventure  #wilderness  #getoutsidestayoutside  #walkeveryday  #mylifeoutdoors  #hikinggirls  #adventurequeens  #sheisnotlost  #offthegrid  #hikingcalifornia  #inyonationalforest  #seqoianationalpark  #followyourfeet  #hikingwithliz  #americanadventures 
I went to a pretty sweet club last night but I can't tell you about it.๐ŸฅŠ
I went to a pretty sweet club last night but I can't tell you about it.๐ŸฅŠ
Flashback to #bristolgirlhikers recent trip to the waterfalls at #ystradfellte ๐Ÿ˜ This is such a lovely walk and always popular! #waterfalls #bristolgirl #citygirlnetwork #womenwhohike #weekendsdventures #adventurequeens #hikinggroup #hikingadventures #awesomewomen #girlgroup
Day 7: we made it to Dieppe ๐Ÿค—.
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Brynmor and I have powered through Northern France today feeling fabulous. 827kms down and less than 100 to do tomorrow ๐Ÿค—
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When we started this journey a week ago, I couldnโ€™t imagine what reaching this point would feel like, partly because I was still eyeing each train station with interest.. Iโ€™m so happy to have made it this far! Thanks Brynmor ๐Ÿ˜ Au revoir France!
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From #morzine to #london #cyclinglife #cyclist #cycling #fromwhereiride #triathlete #genevatolondon #morzinetolondon #ridehome #outsideisfree #pedalpower #nearlythere #adventure #adventuremore #adventuretime #adventurequeens #adventuresbybike #roadbike
Day 7: we made it to Dieppe ๐Ÿค—. . And three hours early for our ferry . . Brynmor and I have powered through Northern France today feeling fabulous. 827kms down and less than 100 to do tomorrow ๐Ÿค— . When we started this journey a week ago, I couldnโ€™t imagine what reaching this point would feel like, partly because I was still eyeing each train station with interest.. Iโ€™m so happy to have made it this far! Thanks Brynmor ๐Ÿ˜ Au revoir France! . ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”โžก๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง . . . . From #morzine  to #london  #cyclinglife  #cyclist  #cycling  #fromwhereiride  #triathlete  #genevatolondon  #morzinetolondon  #ridehome  #outsideisfree  #pedalpower  #nearlythere  #adventure  #adventuremore  #adventuretime  #adventurequeens  #adventuresbybike  #roadbike 
Thatโ€™s better. Always is, but itโ€™s still not helped my motivation recently as I just hate the treadmill. BUT, in exactly 3 months Iโ€™ll be stepping off the plane, back into the cold so thereโ€™s no more excuses. Time to get back on it and back in shape as London 2019 will be here in no time ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
#5kFartlek #TreadmillMiles #BabyItsHotOutside โ˜€๏ธ
Thatโ€™s better. Always is, but itโ€™s still not helped my motivation recently as I just hate the treadmill. BUT, in exactly 3 months Iโ€™ll be stepping off the plane, back into the cold so thereโ€™s no more excuses. Time to get back on it and back in shape as London 2019 will be here in no time ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง #5kFartlek  #TreadmillMiles  #BabyItsHotOutside  โ˜€๏ธ
Had a few days where everything felt like a battle. Like swimming upstream, through glue.
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Didn't think I had enough energy or time to go to strongwoman training with @mighty_mayyah at the @commandotemple last night, but decided at the last minute to go. It was one of those small decisions that we all get at multiple points on a given day... Choose to be productive instead of giving up. It's so easy to say "Today has been a write-off, I'll just try to make tomorrow better," when there are still things you can do to make today better.
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And of course I was not disappointed - came out feeling better about everything and even got a cheeky PB on the 60kg atlas stone. Felt on top of the world again. .
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Shout out to my strongwoman friends who ALWAYS lift me up and make me laugh in training. Thanks for being legends!
Had a few days where everything felt like a battle. Like swimming upstream, through glue. . . . Didn't think I had enough energy or time to go to strongwoman training with @mighty_mayyah at the @commandotemple last night, but decided at the last minute to go. It was one of those small decisions that we all get at multiple points on a given day... Choose to be productive instead of giving up. It's so easy to say "Today has been a write-off, I'll just try to make tomorrow better," when there are still things you can do to make today better. . . . And of course I was not disappointed - came out feeling better about everything and even got a cheeky PB on the 60kg atlas stone. Felt on top of the world again. . . . Shout out to my strongwoman friends who ALWAYS lift me up and make me laugh in training. Thanks for being legends!
Running through the forest in the rain and the dark.  I find it cathartic, rain and mud on my skin, the slight fear of misplaced foot and a fall, the wet sounds of splashed puddles and soggy leaves.  Itโ€™s very real and reminds my frazzled brain that there are more important things to focus on.

And then thereโ€™s having to strip off by the back door because your kit is soaked.

#walkdancecake #toughgirlchallenges #toughgirl100 #adventurequeens #thisgirlcan #wellbeing #trailrunning #runningintherain #forestrycommission #getoutside
Running through the forest in the rain and the dark. I find it cathartic, rain and mud on my skin, the slight fear of misplaced foot and a fall, the wet sounds of splashed puddles and soggy leaves. Itโ€™s very real and reminds my frazzled brain that there are more important things to focus on. And then thereโ€™s having to strip off by the back door because your kit is soaked. #walkdancecake  #toughgirlchallenges  #toughgirl100  #adventurequeens  #thisgirlcan  #wellbeing  #trailrunning  #runningintherain  #forestrycommission  #getoutside 
24 hour #microadventure in the North Pennines i#adventurequeens #wildswimming
Instagram is full of the perfect photos. Many of them staged (of which I am also guilty) but my favourites are most definitely the open and honest stories behind some of the non perfect photos. 
These are some of my least favourite photos of me (there are many more) from that one time we went to the Lakes for a week of camping and practice out in the hills before heading off to Nepal for just short of a month. 
Super early starts, searing heat and being very hangry (hungry and angry). Look at me. I'm not exactly slight and this was never more apparent than completing Striding Edge. You see, because of my chest size I can't see my feet without bending over slightly,  this slows me down. Being too hot makes me really miserable. And feeling like I'm useless and holding people up really makes me feel ๐Ÿ’ฉ. We can laugh about it now but my language was disgusting and add a splash of tantrum (because I felt useless) that summed my day up. 
But gentle words of encouragement and patience from the Dude was what got me around ( and not just on this route). Of course the euphoria of seeing the spectacular views all my troubles were forgotten.

So, as I sat at home today with a HUGE case of feeling sorry for myself (as I am suffering with whiplash), I made a decision. I'm going to be getting my sorry excuse for a backside out in the hills again. This will include munros but I certainly won't be earning bragging rights with times, I'm sure. 
In a long winded kinda way I wanted to remind myself and you guys that not all adventures are glamorous. Not all photos are perfect and we all have our own struggles. I'm hoping to stop feeling sorry for myself very soon and get outside.

#TrailsNotScales #FatGirlsHike #NotPerfect #LetsgoEverywhere #BloggerLife #Travel #TravelPostcards #LakeDistrict #TBlogger #Wanderlust #Travelling_UK #AdventureQueens #GirlsWhoTravel #KeepitWild #LifeofaPhotographer #MelanieChaddPhotography
Instagram is full of the perfect photos. Many of them staged (of which I am also guilty) but my favourites are most definitely the open and honest stories behind some of the non perfect photos. These are some of my least favourite photos of me (there are many more) from that one time we went to the Lakes for a week of camping and practice out in the hills before heading off to Nepal for just short of a month. Super early starts, searing heat and being very hangry (hungry and angry). Look at me. I'm not exactly slight and this was never more apparent than completing Striding Edge. You see, because of my chest size I can't see my feet without bending over slightly, this slows me down. Being too hot makes me really miserable. And feeling like I'm useless and holding people up really makes me feel ๐Ÿ’ฉ. We can laugh about it now but my language was disgusting and add a splash of tantrum (because I felt useless) that summed my day up. But gentle words of encouragement and patience from the Dude was what got me around ( and not just on this route). Of course the euphoria of seeing the spectacular views all my troubles were forgotten. So, as I sat at home today with a HUGE case of feeling sorry for myself (as I am suffering with whiplash), I made a decision. I'm going to be getting my sorry excuse for a backside out in the hills again. This will include munros but I certainly won't be earning bragging rights with times, I'm sure. In a long winded kinda way I wanted to remind myself and you guys that not all adventures are glamorous. Not all photos are perfect and we all have our own struggles. I'm hoping to stop feeling sorry for myself very soon and get outside. #TrailsNotScales  #FatGirlsHike  #NotPerfect  #LetsgoEverywhere  #BloggerLife  #Travel  #TravelPostcards  #LakeDistrict  #TBlogger  #Wanderlust  #Travelling_UK  #AdventureQueens  #GirlsWhoTravel  #KeepitWild  #LifeofaPhotographer  #MelanieChaddPhotography 
Day 6: todayโ€™s journey took Brynmor and I straight through Paris and out the other side. A low mileage day with lots of stopping and starting until 100km later (after a few missed turns and random mishaps) we found ourselves in the most charming little village enjoying a microwave meal and bottle of red at a perfect little Airbnb for whatโ€™s planned to be our last night in France .
๐Ÿšต๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”โžก๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
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#fromwhereiride #cycling #cyclist #cyclinglife #paristolondon #genevatolondon #morzinetolondon #womenwhoride #paris #france #morzine #adventuresbybike #travellingtriathlete #adventure #adventurequeens #adventuresbybike #bikeselfie #biketouring #ridesolo #ridehome #velo #rideparis #triathlete #triathlonlife #rideyourbike
Day 6: todayโ€™s journey took Brynmor and I straight through Paris and out the other side. A low mileage day with lots of stopping and starting until 100km later (after a few missed turns and random mishaps) we found ourselves in the most charming little village enjoying a microwave meal and bottle of red at a perfect little Airbnb for whatโ€™s planned to be our last night in France . ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”โžก๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง . . . . #fromwhereiride  #cycling  #cyclist  #cyclinglife  #paristolondon  #genevatolondon  #morzinetolondon  #womenwhoride  #paris  #france  #morzine  #adventuresbybike  #travellingtriathlete  #adventure  #adventurequeens  #adventuresbybike  #bikeselfie  #biketouring  #ridesolo  #ridehome  #velo  #rideparis  #triathlete  #triathlonlife  #rideyourbike 
Goodbye Lanzarote ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐ŸŒด you have been very ruddy lovely! Itโ€™s been a big week for brain and bod out here....
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In between exploring trails with @komoot, Iโ€™ve been working on 2 new books (cripes!), finalising a plan for a new adventure in 2019 (double cripes!), thinking hard about how to keep growing @adventurequeensuk and I am WELL AND TRULY at that point where Iโ€™m pooping my pants and wondering whether Iโ€™ve bitten off more than I can chew ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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But as my fave lady Elizabeth Gilbert says: โ€˜Dearest Fear: Creativity and I are about to go on a road trip together. I understand youโ€™ll be joining us, because you always do.
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... Apparently your job is to induce complete panic whenever Iโ€™m about to do anything interestingโ€”and, may I say, you are superb at your job.
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So by all means, keep doing your job, if you feel you must. But I will also be doing my job on this road trip, which is to work hard and stay focused.โ€ Onwards we go ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค—
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#AdventureWithKomoot #OptOutside #Adventurequeens
Goodbye Lanzarote ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐ŸŒด you have been very ruddy lovely! Itโ€™s been a big week for brain and bod out here.... โ€ข In between exploring trails with @komoot, Iโ€™ve been working on 2 new books (cripes!), finalising a plan for a new adventure in 2019 (double cripes!), thinking hard about how to keep growing @adventurequeensuk and I am WELL AND TRULY at that point where Iโ€™m pooping my pants and wondering whether Iโ€™ve bitten off more than I can chew ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€ข But as my fave lady Elizabeth Gilbert says: โ€˜Dearest Fear: Creativity and I are about to go on a road trip together. I understand youโ€™ll be joining us, because you always do. . ... Apparently your job is to induce complete panic whenever Iโ€™m about to do anything interestingโ€”and, may I say, you are superb at your job. . So by all means, keep doing your job, if you feel you must. But I will also be doing my job on this road trip, which is to work hard and stay focused.โ€ Onwards we go ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค— โ€ข #AdventureWithKomoot  #OptOutside  #Adventurequeens 
There's a lot to be said for exploring Scotland in winter. 
It takes a wee bit more planning - you may have to leave home in the dark to enjoy the full day of daylight where ever it is you have chosen to spend the day, but I guarantee it will be worth it. 
Since moving to Scotland, even on the dreichest of days, I have found something that makes me smile. The  colours, the light, rain caught on a cobweb, a rainbow. It's all magical and part of the charm. 
Don't be put off by the shorter days, just make it a different experience. 
#LetsgoEverywhere #BBCTravel #Travelling_UK #TravelPostcards #KeepitWild #SpotlightBritain #TBlogger #TravelGirl #TravelCouple  #OutandAboutScotland #PostcardsfromtheWorld #HiddenScotland #OMGB #ScottishCollective #AdventureQueensScotland #AdventureQueens #RoamthePlanet #BloggerLife #LifeofaPhotographer #MelanieChaddPhotography
There's a lot to be said for exploring Scotland in winter. It takes a wee bit more planning - you may have to leave home in the dark to enjoy the full day of daylight where ever it is you have chosen to spend the day, but I guarantee it will be worth it. Since moving to Scotland, even on the dreichest of days, I have found something that makes me smile. The colours, the light, rain caught on a cobweb, a rainbow. It's all magical and part of the charm. Don't be put off by the shorter days, just make it a different experience. #LetsgoEverywhere  #BBCTravel  #Travelling_UK  #TravelPostcards  #KeepitWild  #SpotlightBritain  #TBlogger  #TravelGirl  #TravelCouple  #OutandAboutScotland  #PostcardsfromtheWorld  #HiddenScotland  #OMGB  #ScottishCollective  #AdventureQueensScotland  #AdventureQueens  #RoamthePlanet  #BloggerLife  #LifeofaPhotographer  #MelanieChaddPhotography 
Life is like a camera. 
Focus on what is important 
Capture the good times
Develop from the negatives 
If things donโ€™t turn out,
Just take another shot.
Anon 
#liveyourbestlifenow 
#adventurequeens #outdoorgirls
โ€œChallenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.โ€ โ€“ #JoshuaMarine #skye #challenges #lovetravel
Tonight I am reminiscing over this Summer's adventures.. I love autumn and winter in it's own way, but I just can't compare it to a summer of wild camping, mountain climbing, ferry hopping, wild swimming, sunset watching and cooking burgers on a campfire before snuggling up in the campervan after an epic day of adventuring!

#summertime #torridon #scotland #vanlife #adventure #ukhikers #sheadventures #getoutgirl #getoutgirluk #getoutstayout #lifeofadventure #adventurequeens #everydaylifeoutdoors #mountaingirls #landscape #torridon #beinnalligin #hornsofailligin #landscapelovers #adventuretime #weekendwarrior #wildcamp #takeahike #hikingadventures #vanlifescotland
Tonight I am reminiscing over this Summer's adventures.. I love autumn and winter in it's own way, but I just can't compare it to a summer of wild camping, mountain climbing, ferry hopping, wild swimming, sunset watching and cooking burgers on a campfire before snuggling up in the campervan after an epic day of adventuring! #summertime  #torridon  #scotland  #vanlife  #adventure  #ukhikers  #sheadventures  #getoutgirl  #getoutgirluk  #getoutstayout  #lifeofadventure  #adventurequeens  #everydaylifeoutdoors  #mountaingirls  #landscape  #torridon  #beinnalligin  #hornsofailligin  #landscapelovers  #adventuretime  #weekendwarrior  #wildcamp  #takeahike  #hikingadventures  #vanlifescotland 
Cabin in the woods ๐ŸŒฒ spent a weekend with friends staying at an eco-friendly โ€œglampingโ€ site in Wales - walking, food and fires ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿƒโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Cabin in the woods ๐ŸŒฒ spent a weekend with friends staying at an eco-friendly โ€œglampingโ€ site in Wales - walking, food and fires ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿƒโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ