Limb Valley – a hidden woodland walk
Be sure you're winter-ready for your next chilly hike. GetOutside Champion Jessie Leong shares her top tips, plus a Limb Valley woodland route that's not to be missed this winter season.
Meet Fiona Quinn - Endurance adventurer, author, speaker, cake fan, hiker, cyclist, paddleboarder, Adventure Book Club founder
What drives you to spend time outside?
I love earning my cake stops, meeting new people and getting some head space out in the wild.
Where are your favourite places to go?
The Lake District is my favourite place – hills, views and lakes to paddleboard too.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
Hiking – it’s just so easy to get out and find awesome views.
Who inspires you and how?
It’s really my own achievements that push me to keep trying, keep moving forwards and to find the confidence to go bigger.
What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?
I started my #BigWaterHike just before lockdown which is to hike a loop of each of the lakes in the Lake District to help me get to know the area better. After that I’ll probably cycle and paddleboard them too… I do love a triathlon! I’m also writing my second book about walking 993 miles the length of Britain, facing trench foot and acute tendonitis along the way. It’s working title is The Pursuit of Cake.
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
Paddleboarding Land’s End to John O’Groats despite being scared of the sea. Publishing my first book about the above adventure, called Ignore the Fear. Becoming the first woman to complete a length of Britain triathlon.
3 words you live by…
Cake, believe, action
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
…er, cake! hahaClick to see all 100 GetOutside Champions