Blogger network

Many of our readers and contributors write about their adventures online. This section of the site is all about showcasing that body of work – and other blogs we’ve noticed too!

Each week, we feature a handful of new entries from our network to share with our readers. Click here to read featured posts.

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Alan Rowan (Munro Moonwalker)

Alan Rowan is a mountaineer, journalist, occasional film star and author of Moonwalker: Adventures of a Midnight Mountaineer.

Alan Sloman (Alan Sloman's Big Walk)

Walker, backpacker, TGO Challenge addict. LEJOGer.

Alastair Ewen (Aspen Outdoors)

I write about a range of topics: hikes and hillwalks I’ve done, bushcraft projects, flora and fauna etc. Hiker, hill runner, beachcomber, bushcrafter and Director of Aspen Outdoors Ltd.

Alastair Humphreys

Adventurer, Microadventurer, Keynote Speaker, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

Alex B (Hiking Spree) is a hiking, backpacking and outdoors website containing guides, trail reviews, gear advice and hikers’ columns.

Alex Roddie (words, mountains, imagination)

Online Editor and feature writer for The Great Outdoors, Alex writes about backpacking, mountaineering, photography, and gear reviews.

Alexander Brink

The blog aims to convey a personal and entertaining retelling of big and popular undertakings, like Kilimanjaro or the EBC trek. But also dive deeper into the decisions and their consequenses on more serious climbs, like in Chamonix.

Alistair Young (ebothy)

Philosophical wanderings in the Scottish highlands and islands.

Andrew Cannon (An Oldie Outdoors)

No expert, no tough guy, just a random oldie learning as he goes outdoors.

Andrew Locking (Andrew's Walks)

I started this journal in 2013 to record happy memories of times spent on the Lakeland fells and elsewhere. I enjoy walking, nature and photography, and combine these interests in this site, where you will find over 900 walks of all grades, and 35,000 photographs describing them. I hope you will enjoy following me on my journeys.

Andrew Walker (Fast Track to Nowhere in Particular)

Hill walker, runner, cyclist, poet & wannabe guitarist. Another great TGO Challenge blog.

Andy Howell (must be this way)

This backpacking blog is a great source of info on the Pyrenees and the TGO Challenge.

Andy Jones (Surfnslide)

Hiking, mountaineering, skiing, kayaking and travel adventures.

Ashley Beolens (Views from an Urban Lake)

Outdoors and Nature blogger covering Wildlife, Walking, Geocaching, Camping, often with a family in tow.

Ashley Lennon (On Foot – Ashley Lennon)

Weekend adventures and day walks that take in the wonderful wildlife and history that the UK has to offer! Popular walks and less well-known routes are covered as I stomp around the country. I try and give people ideas of where to walk in my home county of Surrey and nearby Sussex, as well as further afield in Wales, Scotland and the Lake District.

Ben (Ben's Dog Blog, my adventures on the Munros)

My name is Ben. I’m a three-year-old Border Collie on a big outdoor challenge and I’m blogging all about it. I’m trying to walk all 282 Munros before I am 10 and my person (an aging creaking thing) is 70. We aim to raise £32,000 as we go.

Bob Cartwright (the Outdoors Station)

The UK’s longest-running award-winning podcast dedicated to the self-powered traveller (and accompanied by an excellent blog!).

Caro Ryan (LotsaFreshAir)

Encouraging, inspiring and equipping people with ideas, tips, tricks and how-to’s about getting into the great outdoors. With a strong focus on bushwalking in Australia, along with international trips, you can find inspiration of where to go and importantly, ‘how’ to go.

Carrot Quinn (dispatches from the wild)

One of the best blogs on long-distance hiking in North America.

Charlotte Drew (The Uphill Struggler)

Approaching life one Wainwright at a time: my uphill struggle to climb all 214 Wainwright fells of the English Lake District. There will be tears. There will be blisters. And, by God, there will be Kendal Mint Cake.

Chris Townsend (Chris Townsend Outdoors)

Our Gear Editor Chris Townsend is one of the UK’s most experienced backpackers. On his blog he writes about backpacking, wilderness and the environment, in the UK and abroad.

Christine Crowther (Dixie)

Love being out on the moors and mountains, backpacking, dogs, travelling. Retired primary school teacher and former Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader.

Colin Ibbotson (Tramplite)

Hiker, cycle tourer and paddler. Occasional designer of lightweight hiking kit.

Dale Bird (Dale's minimalist outdoors blog)

One of the more unusual outdoor blogs – short, no-nonsense answers to your backpacking and hillwalking questions! #askdale

Daron Linney (Wander the hills, and camp in high places)

A lover of the outdoors, together with my springer spaniel Max, we hike/wild camp & photograph UK mountainous areas.

David Lintern (David Lintern words & pictures)

Regular TGO contributor David Lintern writes about landscape, hillwalking and wild camping, environment and photography on his blog.

David Mellor (Potty Adventures)

Potty Adventures is an award-winning outdoor family blog with a focus on hiking and camping and getting families outdoors.

David Williams (FellBound)

The ramblings and rantings of a 50s-something hill walker. A great blog for reading about the TGO Challenge.

Dougie Cunningham (Leading Lines)

The blog of award-winning landscape photographer and TGO contributor Dougie Cunningham.

Dr Ash Routen

Ash blogs about expeditions to very cold places.

Eli Greenacre (To Outdoors & Beyond)

My blog is about the outdoors and how it is the perfect remedy for everyday life: the stress and anxieties it brings and how you can achieve good physical and mental health by getting outside.

Elliott Waring (See Outside)

An outdoor lifestyle, adventure, and travel journal.

Emily Woodhouse (Travelling Lines)

Be Yourself – Know Yourself – Challenge Expectations

Adventures (from micro to crazy), wild camping, cycling and Mountain Rescue. Setting up the UK’s first print Women’s Adventure Magazine!

Ewan Mearns (Wild About Scotland)

Mountain Leader • Backpacker • Campervans • Cycle touring • Lover of Scotland’s wild places

Fiona Russell (Fiona Outdoors)

A journalist, professional blogger and web copywriter. I run, walk, cycle, swim, ski and love most things outdoors in Scotland (except heights!).

Geoff Crowther (Far not fast)

Hillwalker, backpacker, dog lover, touring cyclist, writer, traveller, former mountain rescue team leader and teacher.

Geoff Holland (cheviotwalks)

An award-winning online resource for everything you need to know about exploring the Cheviot Hills (including route descriptions) from TGO contributor Geoff Holland.

Glyn Dodwell (Hill-Walking for the Over 60s)

Hill-walking for the over 60s is about encouraging and informing people of the ‘senior’ generation to get out on the hills or just get out for a walk.

Hannah James (Hannah Outside)

Just here living life with an outdoor-loving-whiskey-flavoured twist. Come along with me as I explore, learn, grow and see what life has to offer through my twenties. Includes mountain highs and rocky life lows. Just keeping it real – but if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout it all it’s “live life, don’t just exist”.

Hendrik Morkel (Hiking in Finland)

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north. Hendrik’s blog is a great resource for lightweight backpacking.

Hev Lewis (Average Joe Adventures)

My husband Joe and I are both outdoor instructors so getting people outside and adventuring is what we do everyday. Through the blog we aim to inspire people to get out into the outdoors, explore different places and adventures while giving them the skills to do it safely.

Ian Johnston (Mountain and Sea Scotland)

Ian Johnston writes about hillwalking, sea kayaking and rural subjects – plus the odd gear review – and is based near Alford in NE Scotland. Mountain and Sea Scotland is a celebration of Scotland’s great outdoors.

Iñaki Diaz de Etura (Travelling on Foot)

Lightweight and ultralight backpacking in Europe and beyond.

James Boulter (Backpackingbongos)

I work as an advocate for people accessing homeless services. My passion is seeking out the wild places, backpacking and wild camping.

James Roddie (James Roddie Photography)

TGO contributor James Roddie is an award-winning photographer and outdoors writer. Guide for Black Isle Nature Photography.

Jacquie Budd (Outdoor Girl)

Outdoor Girl is about everyday adventures for everyday people. People like you and me who fit adventure in around day to day life. It’s there to inspire, entertain and give information to help you plan your own days out. Climb – Bike – Hike – Chill

John D Burns

Actor, author, mountaineer, outdoor storyteller and playwright John Burns is perhaps best known for his amusing take on British outdoor culture.

Jon Sparks

Award-winning photographer, writer and TGO contributor specialising in landscape, outdoor pursuits, bikes of all kinds.

Jonny Muir (Heights of Madness)

Writer and author on running in the high places of Scotland.

Jouni Laaksonen (Finnish Way of Hiking)

Thoughts about hiking culture in Finland and worldwide. Seasons, destinations and peculiarities of Finland.

Julie Coldwell (Living This Life Out Loud)

Passion for cycling, running, climbing, solo wild camping/swimming. Hoping to inspire other women.

Kat Young (Attitude Over Ability)

Writing about human-powered journeys and adventures, mostly long-distance walking, backpacking and cycling. Gear reports and the occasional thought piece.

Kate Hopper (Love from Scotland)

Love from Scotland is an outdoor travel blog that is dedicated to getting people to explore Scotland.

Kate Jamieson (The Adventures of Kate)

IR grad, humanitarian, adventurer, amateur mountaineer, Sea Cadet instructor. I help fight pirates.

Keith Fergus (Wanderings – the Ramblings of Outdoor Fergie)

I write (usually) short, snappy blogs about where my wanderings have taken me as well as detailing some of the interesting culture/history/wildlife that I see en route plus all the magnificent scenery. TGO contributor.

Keith Foskett

Long-distance thru-hiker, blogger, TGO contributor and author of six books.

Keith and Stacey Wilcox (An Outdoors Family)

We blog about our family adventures with our 5yo son: Munro bagging, wild camping and canoeing adventures.

Kelly Hargie (Every Treasure)

I write about our family adventures, mostly days out and about here in Northern Ireland, and especially our hikes in the Mourne Mountains and along the Causeway Coastal Route. I try to document my family’s endeavour to live life authentically and simply as well as our wild times together.

Ken Shaw (Ultralight and Comfortable)

A blog about ultralight hiking with a few of life’s creature comforts.

Kirstie Smith (Life happens on the hills)

A diary of adventures from the Isle of Arran and beyond.

Liz Parks (Mabel Adventures)

Mabel Adventures is a blog about our travels in a self-built Land Rover campervan called Mabel that is designed to go off-grid. Trips include the UK (Dartmoor, Cornwall, Wales) and Europe (Ireland this summer, The Alps, Spain) with the goal of driving the Trans-America Trail.

Liz Wakelin (Lizziwake)

Walking, running, hiking. Personal accounts of day walks and runs, backpacking trips and camping, along with vaguely philosophical ramblings and thoughts on kit.

Lucy Wallace (Arran Wild Walks)

Mountain Leader, wildlife guide, climber, otter groupie, and cyclist.

Lynne Watson (Fell Top Stories)

My blog is a written and photographic record of all my walks on and around the Lake District Fells with visits to Scotland, Wales and further afield also included. As a keen walker and a keen photographer my blog represents the wonder of our great outdoors.

Mark Barrett (Hill Explorer)

Hillwalking, hiking, and scrambling routes in the UK. Routes on the blog include photos, route summary, route description, summits bagged, downloadable GPX file, and interactive route map using OS maps.

Mark Horrell (Footsteps on the Mountain)

Indie author and mountaineering blogger. Bit of a mountain history geek. Baldest digital comms professional to climb Everest (probably).

Mark Rickaby (The Peaklander)

The Peaklander is a site dedicated to all of the great things about the Peak District National Park. I didn’t want it to be just another walking blog – let’s face it, there are loads of those and they’re all really good. You’ll find the content on the Peaklander a little more tongue-in-cheek in places.

Mark Roberts (Backpacking North)

Ultralight backpacking, hiking, photography, and fatbiking in Finland and beyond.

Mark Waring (One Swedish Summer)

Wilderness backpacking by TGO contributor Mark Waring. Sufferer of Northern Exposure, walker of the Boreal.

Max DesMarais (Hiking and Fishing)

A blog that aims to provide helpful trail information and guides for those looking to hike or fish.

Max and Kim Karren (Back o' Beyond)

Back o’ Beyond is an outdoor blog that features hiking guides, trip reports, gear reviews, and original photography.

Mike Appleton

My site is where I update people on not only the books I write, but my trip reports as well – wild bivvies are the thing at the moment! There’s also occasional video blogs that include cave and mine trips.

Mike Knipe (Northern Pies)

This is a personal blog mainly to do with hillwalking things but with other stuff as well… maybe the odd rant…

Neil Reid (Cairngorm Wanderer)

Hill walker and rock and ice climber, with a passion for the Cairngorms. Comms officer with Mountaineering Scotland and volunteer with MBA and FOBS.

Nigel Webber (The Mountain Geek)

Most of the content on my blog is about packrafting. I’ve had my boat a little over a year, and completed a few multi-day trips as well as having had numerous day adventures. The blog is also about hill walking, Munro completion (with a difference), mountain biking with a bit of nerd (usually drone) stuff thrown in!

Paul Fredericks (Two Dogs and an Awning)

My blog now contains over 450 walks from around the UK and is intended to encourage others to get outside and explore. Each post contains detailed directions for the walk, reflects on the things we see and often gives brief relevant historical information. We travel around the UK in a caravan and many of the blogs start from, or close to, the sites we stay on. They vary in length from around five miles to over twenty.

Peter Dixon (Wanderings Up North)

Backpacker; completed Munros and Wainwrights.

Peter Watson & Kia Abdullah (Atlas and Boots)

Through our tales, we encourage readers to travel with abandon, to throw off ordinary lives and to try things that incite fear, to go – arms wide open, caution to the wind – from coast to countryside and everywhere in between.

Philip Werner (Section Hiker)

Hiking and backpacking for beginners and experts. A great resource for lightweight backpacking technique and gear reviews.

Philippa Hardy (Escape Medic)

My blog is a mixture of adventure travel guides in exotic locations, health guides on important topics such as altitude, frostbite and heat stroke. Stories from remote healthcare in places that I have either worked in myself or where colleagues have worked and raising awareness of some of the natural wildlife and ecosystems we may come across on our travels.

Rachael Bird

The outdoors category of my blog is about the routes that I follow and the places I visit. It is mostly about the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park but sometimes I travel further afield.

Rich Baldwin (Run/Ride/Sleepoutside)

Blog about backpacking, packrafting, bike packing, fell running and taking children backpacking.

Rich Jones (UKWildCamping)

The wild camping adventures of Rich Jones, routes, kit and photos of the wild places visited.

Richard Prideaux (Original Outdoors)

Wilderness skills instructor, forager, writer, photographer, beard owner and hater of cheese products.

Robin Evans (Blogpacking Light)

Backpacking blogger. TGO Challenger. Trip reports and gear reviews/mods.

Robin Wallace (Walk With Wallace)

Take a walk on the wild side: Mountains, wild camping and nature.


Sally Phillips (Daunderlust)

I walked the TGO Challenge in 2018 and thought it would be great to start a blog to tell my story. I hope to expand it and write about all my hiking adventures in the future. I hope to walk the Scottish National Trail next year and the PCT at some point too!

Sophie (Les Aventures de Sophie)

I’m Sophie, and I love peanut butter. But let’s face it, a website purely dedicated to peanut butter would be a disaster. The good news is, there is something I love even more: Outdoor Adventures. And that is why Les Aventures de Sophie was launched!

Stephen McAuliffe (Howling Mist)

Howling Mist is a record of my outdoor treks and hikes and any other little adventures I get up to. I occasionally venture into the realms of mountaineering but more and more these days it is devoted to hiking and camping.

Stevie Hughes (Walk Naepace)

The blog is a collection of walk reports of the 89 Munros I’ve climbed so far. 

My ‘reports’ are generally an irreverent take on the more traditional walk descriptions usually seen. They document the trials and tribulations of a fairly unfit, now 42 year old father of 2, who never seems to get up and down a hill without some comedic event befalling me!

Tanya Savage and Neil Pacey (a bit of a walk)

We share a passion for long distance hiking, and we love a good challenge. From the Pennine Way in winter to the baking deserts and high mountains of the Continental Divide Trail, to the high alpine passes of the Pyrenees, we’ve found that hiking inspires us and pushes us to test our limits. This blog is the story of our big walks.

Thomas Smallwood (Armchair Mountaineer)

Entrepreneur, Author and Outdoor Enthusiast. I quit the rat-race to live a more satisfying and adventurous life.

Vivien and Geoff (V-G Backpacking in Britain)

Backpacking mainly in mountainous and remote regions of England, Wales and Scotland, but also covers a few low-level routes and day walks. The backpacking routes are mostly self-designed, exclusively wild-camped, and supported by route descriptions with online maps.

Wilkie Murray (Scotland's Mountains)

Mainly the hills and mountains of Scotland, walking and hiking up the Corbetts and Munros.

William Burton (Bajan Things)

Over the past 5 years I have done the TGO Challenge 4 times and hiked there this year outside of the TGO. Through my writing I try to encourage those who are stuck in life’s routine to break out of their comfort zone and, even if it a micro adventure, go and do it.

Zoe Homes (Splodz Blogz)

Life is all about the journey. Lover of travel, adventure & the outdoors. Massive bucket list. #GetOutside Champion.

Tom's World Walk

Tom has decided it’s time to stop waddling around his local park and up his game: walk around the world no less. He’s a graceless athlete and walking 16,300 miles may well finish him off, but, as Sean Connery said in The Untouchables: “Ah, what the hell, you gotta die of something”.


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