Walking & Active

Features, tips and advice to help you spend more time being active in the great outdoors.
Lockdown runner

WELLBEING | The Fat, Asthmatic, Reluctant Lockdown Runner – My Journey From Hating To Loving Running

I hate running. I can't run. At the age of 46 that's what I have spent all of my life believing, but then one day, during the third interminable lockdown, something changed. I share my journey from hating to loving running.

NEWS | Introducing PRESSIO High Performance Sportswear by 2XU founder

PRESSIO is built on the relationship founded between athlete and their performance and their desire to create world-leading sporting apparel in a sustainable way.

VAngo Stargrove II Tent

WELLBEING | I Find Some Time To Rewild On A Solo Camping & Wild Swimming Micro Adventure

I spent some time reconnecting with nature and grounding myself on a recent solo camping trip.

Wild Lotus Glamping Antigua

INSPIRING WOMEN | We Meet Vennetta Johnston, Black, British Founder of Wild Lotus Glamping in Antigua

Our inaugural Inspiring Women feature celebrates Vennetta Johnston, the British founder of Wild Lotus Glamping who tells us what life was like growing up as a black child the 60s and the solace found in green spaces that ultimately lead to the opening of Wild Lotus Glamping.

Keen Women's Tempo Flex Hiking Boots Review

GEAR | Keen Women’s Tempo Flex Hiking Boots Review – Keen’s Comfiest Ever Walking Boots?

Extreme comfort and great performance, all in a cool looking, lightweight mid

Wild natural deodorant review

WELLBEING | The Truth About My Experience of Transitioning To Natural Deodorant

Wondering what the transition from aluminium antiperspirants to natural deodorant is really like? I share the gross, stinky truth about switching to natural deodorants.

CBD Review

WELLBEING | My 30 Day Naturopathica CBD Wellbeing Experiment

🕒 5 minute read I write a lot about wellbeing here on the Camping with Style blog, because for me, camping...

Black open water swimming Shell Robshaw-Bryan

ACTIVE | Pushing Myself With A Winter Open Water Swim

One cold and dreary Sunday in December I found myself anxiously about to swim in 5.1° water at Boundary Water Park in Cheshire.

My 2 Month Gratitude Journal Experiment

WELLBEING | Does A Gratitude Journal Really Increase Wellbeing? My 2 Month Gratitude Journal Experiment

Can keeping a gratitude journal really lead to greater happiness? Scientific research claims that amongst other things, writing down the things we're grateful for really can make us feel happier, so I took part in a 2 month experiment to find out for myself.

Sandbach tunnel network

NEWS | Forgotten Secret Tunnels of Sandbach Spark Mass Interest In The Town

Having lived in the beautiful Saxon market town for some 15 years, I was intrigued to learn of the network of tunnels running beneath the town and the campaign to uncover them

Lockdown 2.0

WELLBEING | Why Does Covid-19 Lockdown Feel Harder Second Time Around?

Why is it then, having already endured a much longer and tougher lockdown earlier this year, that the second, shorter lockdown is taking such a mental toll on us?

WELLBEING | Ahead Of World Mental Health Day, NHS Approved Cognitive Training App Sees Record Downloads

The MyCognition app has seen a 184% rise in downloads when compared with March 2019 according to the NHS GoodThinking website. Read on.

The Happiness Half Hour Podcast

WELLBEING | The New Happiness Half Hour Podcast Reveals The Science Of Happiness

A new podcast brings the University of Bristol’s ground-breaking ‘Science of Happiness’ course to BBC Sounds.

TRAVEL | 5 Places to Surf and Camp in the South West

If you love surfing and camping, then you will fall in love with the South West! Get excited for your next camping holiday with the top spots which combine the two!

Open Water Swimming With Uswim

ACTIVE | How The Global Covid-19 Pandemic Lead To Me Discovering A Passion For Open Water Swimming

After months of lockdown and missing swimming, I was craving water so signed up for an open water swim workshop with Uswim, Boundary Water Park Cheshire.

NEWS | We’re Getting More Screen Time Than Ever During Lockdown: What Does This Mean for Our Mental Health?

From the 18th to the 24th of May, we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘kindness’ and, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is more necessary than ever.

Lockdown crafting ideas

WELLBEING | Ideas & Inspiration For Surviving Lockdown – Craft Something, Learn Something!

Chase away potential boredom and stop yourself getting cabin fever by learning something new or crafting something.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

WELLBEING | Let’s Be Kind & Support Each Other Over The Coming Months Yeah?

How are you feeling? Even if you haven’t got a cold or a nasty winter bug (I’ve currently got tonsillitis)...

WELLBEING | Getting Crafty (and mindful!) With A Crochet Class at Black Sheep Wools

Join me as I spend a day learning to crochet in the hope that taking up a new craft will work wonders for my stress levels and general wellbeing.

Peak District Walk Roaches January 2020

WALKS | A Winter Wellbeing Walk in The Peak District & Thoughts on Resilience

I’m not a big fan of January. I adore the run up to the festive period but tend to find...

1 2 3 4 5