Urban wanderer, creative explorer, passionate walker, and lover of community.
My mission is to help shift perspectives around the outdoors when 55.91 million of us live and work in urban spaces across the UK. I am not here to stop anyone from taking enjoyment in the countryside. I want to help you to find a love for our urban environment and all that is hidden within it.
As well as writing, photography, and video making, my passion lies in working with people in their communities. I started this blog back in 2016 when I was a lapsed food blogger. My interest in food is still there, but I realised that I wanted to share about walking, adventure, and curiosity. Urban wandering and sharing my appreciation and discoveries while walking in cities and urban spaces. I love nothing more than stepping off the beaten track to get to the roots of a place. I wander the streets where people live, the dark cracks of cities and towns, to meet the people and get to know the space better.
Don’t get me wrong; I love the countryside too. I am a big fan of a nice long hilly hike or long-distance trail, but in reality, I spend more time in urban areas. And I am cool with that. I will make the most of my time taking adventures wherever I am placed rather than wishing I was somewhere else and missing the best bits right in front of me.
Over the last year, or so, I have added some other life elements to the blog. Other interests I have but don’t necessarily share anywhere on the internet, like my crochet and love of cats and reading. While this will remain predominantly about walking, exploring, and travelling, I will add to it with other facets of my patchwork life.
What you’ll find here:
💎 Posts about hidden gems that I find on my adventures
🗺️ Ideas for places to visit and ways to explore them
💡 Tips for making the most of your outdoor time
💷 Ways to make the most of your kit and budget
👋 General posts about me
✍️ Collaborations with other people, companies or brands I value
What you won’t find here:
🚫 Pre-written content from someone simply trying to flog something
🚫 Guest posts
🚫 Posts aimed at selling to you
🚫 Loads of adverts fighting for your attention
🚫 Lots of affiliate links
🚫 Collaborations with anyone/anything I wouldn’t pay for/choose for myself
🚫 Self-righteous or indulgent pieces of writing
Still want to work with me? 😉
I love working with people and companies who provide products and services which bring value to my life and that of others; don’t set out to cause harm to people or the environment; and that I would choose to bring into my own life.
Products that hold value and can be used in many ways (I don’t own many clothing items, but the ones I do own can be used ALL the time)
Services which support people to live/explore/adventure/spend their time in better ways
Books that are interesting and bring joy or knowledge into my life
Places that are at the heart of communities, where you get to know what it is like to live there and you enjoy the lesser touristy areas
Organisations genuinely looking to make the world a better place
Writing new content to share with other audiences around walking, exploring, budget travel, products, well-being, and more. (ask, and I might be able to help!)
If you want to discuss working with me, please get in touch via the button below. I am open to discussions, but won’t simply jump at the chance to work with anyone and everyone in return for a “freebie” (we all know that free stuff doesn’t pay the bills and that quality content costs more than that!)
I am open to the opportunity to trade content for products if they meet my needs at the time (i.e. I am in the market for something and would be buying it anyway) and if we share value and promotion.
Thank you for reading and understanding. I always think it’s better to be clear about these things from the outset to help form a stronger, better, and more valuable working relationship.