Tales & Travels

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International Mountain Day #MountainsMatter

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The mood was high and much chatter filled the cool night air, an unusual social occasion but one that I’m told felt good, everyone was in high spirits considering the telling of the clocks hands. More

The Faroe Islands - Diaries Part III Wild Beyond Barriers Series

Friday, 16 November 2018

Back on the island of Vágar, there was somewhere I had to go, out before sunrise to a crisp 5 degrees, and the natural world around me, it felt, awakening, just for me. Up here alone, where the floating lake meets the great northern Atlantic, where sheer cliffs drop into the ocean below, as the sun rises from the sea. More

The Faroe Islands - Diaries Part II Wild Beyond Barriers Series

Thursday, 15 November 2018

I've moved eastwards, I’m now on the island of Eysturoy, the second largest in the Faroese chain and home to the greatest peaks in the Faroe Islands. Basecamp is on the south west edge of the island. It is wild and it is remote. The weather rules here. More

The Faroe Islands - Diaries Part I Wild Beyond Barriers Series

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Rising up from Bøur, high up in the mountain mist, appears the Gásadalur tunnel. Built in 2006, connecting the isolated village the other side of the mountain, to Sørvágur and the rest of the island.  More

A 10 Year Mountain - Gran Paradiso. Wild Beyond Barriers Series

Sunday, 11 November 2018

10 years since being on the stroke ward and my physios words to me ..“Take one step at a time, try not to climb the mountain in one”. Those words have never left me. More

Film-making Short

Saturday, 10 November 2018

A film-making short created on a blustery autumnal afternoon. Words read from The Wild Wood - Wind in the Willows More

Film, talks & podcasts - My watch & listen list

Thursday, 08 November 2018

The dark evenings can mean more time spent training inside. I take my motivation from the world around me, so having to do sessions inside, I turn to music, podcasts, talks, films & documentaries. Here I will share with you my favourite watches & listens that inspire & motivate me, as I discover through my indoor training. I hope you enjoy.. More

Happy 30th Birthday BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Thursday, 01 November 2018

Last month BBC Radio Gloucestershire celebrated their 30th Birthday. More

Film-making Short - Plastic Patrol

Monday, 24 September 2018

In the summer, I joined Lizzie Carr and Plastic Patrol as we took to the water at Gloucester Docks to help with a paddle board litter pick. A small film with a big message. More

Film-making Short

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

A film-making short of Adventure outside your Front Door More

Adventure Announcement - Wild Beyond Barriers

Thursday, 09 August 2018

Back in 2014, I rediscovered my adventure and what WAS possible while on a solo trip off the west coast of Scotland, to the Isle of Arran. More

A River Journey - The Wrong Way Up

Sunday, 15 July 2018

...these included three boats of pirates who didn’t hijack my boat or get me to walk the plank thankfully, but did offer me a mid-river swill of rum. More

Tour of Pembrokeshire

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Cycling up here however is perhaps a different challenge all together. I was certainly inspired to cycle to the summit myself and drop down the other side at speed. However at this point in the day, some riders were beginning to feel the full force of this climb... More

London Marathon 2018

Monday, 23 April 2018

London marathon is special, as one of the leading World elite marathons and part of the Abbott World Majors series for elite wheelchair racers and runners, as well as being a world-wide favourite for mass participation, and in our home capital of London. More

Breeze Beyond Barriers

Sunday, 11 March 2018

2018 was to see the launch of my Beyond Barriers, health & well-being campaign.  A social campaign and collection of projects all with one common goal of encouraging and supporting people facing barriers to existing opportunities and activities, to get active outside. More

Get Outside

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

As GetOutside champions, all passionate and enthusiastic about the outdoors, we commit to help tackling the rising levels of inactivity in the UK and to educate and encourage everyone to look after our parks, green spaces, countryside, mountains and coasts, for the next generation of outdoor lovers and adventurers. More

The Unbirthday - Part 2

Sunday, 17 December 2017

The sea had become a lot rougher and it became clear we needed to do some work to paddle back towards land, this actually excited me as I knew cross-training was about to step up a gear, but my new fear of suddenly being surrounded by a load of rough water was quietly creeping in. More

The Unbirthday

Thursday, 30 November 2017

The wind was strong, my hair had come alive whipping around my face like Medusa and around us the coast roared like a dragon from its cave. We had arrived… More