About - Stepping Outside

Based in the Lake District, I spend most days in the mountains. When I’m not hiking with the dogs, I lead groups on mountain hikes, volunteer with Fix the Fells, contribute to Mud and Routes as a Local Expert and do a little freelance marketing on the side.

Favourite Adventures so far:

  • Bagged all 214 Wainwrights in 11 months
  • Hiked the Tour de Monte Rosa solo (well just me and the Mallie dog), a 100-mile trek across the Swiss/Italian Alps, circling the Monte Rosa massif
  • Thru-hiked 70 miles across the Bernese Oberland, from Engelberg to Kandersteg.

Stepping Outside

I hope this blog inspires you to have outdoor adventures, whether you're just starting out or looking for more advanced walking routes and gear tips.

The Dogs

I'm a big believer of 'never leave the dog behind' so wherever I hike, the dogs come along too.

Mallie is a ten year old Havanese and despite being small and fluffy, she has the energy of a collie and seems to be part mountain goat.

Hiking gear dog walking gear dogs

Gus is a new addition to the team. We think he’s a shepherd-collie cross; a perfect mix for mountain adventures!

Gus - Hiking with Dogs