Clare Williams
  • OS Champion

Clare Williams

OS Champion

Meet Clare Williams – Curious, geocaching, coffee-fuelled, walker and explorer of hidden places

Tell us a bit about yourself

Bit of an outdoors geek, I love geocaching, maps, beach combing and fossil hunting. Love to be off the beaten track, exploring new places and discovering the hidden gems in our countryside.

Why do you love the outdoors?

I love the peace and solitude, a true escape from busy everyday lives. Also, nothing makes you feel more alive than a stunning natural view and the wind in your hair.

How do you get outside?

I love to walk, living in the flattest county in the UK means very little in the way of hills but I am spoiled with big sky views and stunning coastlines.

What’s your favourite route?

The three churches route in West Suffolk is lovely and has lots of varying scenery.

Have you got any adventures planned?

Still in the very early stages of planning but looking for my next big adventure to be in Scotland. An exciting change in terrain from my local area.

What’s the most essential thing on your kit list?

Without a doubt it’s a hydration pack. Hydration is so important when out and about and having instant access to water keeps me much more hydrated and exploring for longer.

Who inspires you to get outside?

Definitely my children, I hope that one day they embrace the freedom of getting outside for themselves.

What do you prefer: Paper or digital map? (Controversial we know!)

Honestly, both. Digital mapping is convenient when out geocaching and I love losing a few hours exploring digital maps looking for hidden gems to explore and new routes to walk. However if I’m alone out in the hills I feel safest with a paper map, a compass and the skills to use them.