Bike exploring: The New Forest
Brockenhurst New Forest Loop. Just under 12 miles of easy going forest trails and tarmac. A great all year ride, perfect for families. The route starts and stops in the pretty little town of Brockenhurst.
Meet Clare Williams - Curious, geocaching, coffee-fuelled, walker and explorer of hidden places.
What drives you to spend time outside?
With a curious nature and itchy feet, I love to be outside, travelling, wandering and exploring off the beaten track.
Where are your favourite places to go?
I love the diverse landscape of the UK, I’m happiest in the hills and mountains or beachcombing at the coast.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
Geocaching. It combines my geeky love of technology and maps with exploring and adventure. I’ve discovered so many fantastic places thanks to a geocache being placed there.
Who inspires you and how?
My daughters. Both have such a passion for the outdoors and nature, a sense of adventure and a try anything once attitude.
What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?
Lots of volunteering happening this year; Supporting a local adventure company who are encouraging young people with significant challenges to embrace adventure. As a Woodland Trust, Woodland Warden, monitoring a local woodland to ensure it remains an enjoyable outdoor space for the local community. Also as a local Chief Adventure Queen, helping to inspire and assist members of the female adventure community.
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
Completing my Silver Navigation training and assessment, whilst going through a really challenging time. Making my first mountain summit – the National Three Peaks challenge. Completing a half Marathon in a decent time, quite a challenge for someone who is definitely not a runner!
3 words you live by…
Actually, I can.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Sneaking off to find geocaches whenever the opportunity presents itself.Click to see all 100 GetOutside Champions