Up the Downs and Down the Ups on the Isle of Wight
This route was added to OS Maps last year by Country Walking magazine. With a free weekend, Jonathan and partner headed off on the ferry to give it a try.
Meet Sarah Hewitt - Hiker, camper, surfer and knitter always seeking out the wild places.
What drives you to spend time outside?
When I’m outside, I feel like me, the best version of me. I feel capable, competent, curious, open. I feel at peace, and like I can breathe. It’s good thinking time, but also good ‘just being’ time.
Where are your favourite places to go?
Sweden, the Lake District, a little dale in Yorkshire and Cornwall.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
Hiking. I love long distance hiking and camping, carrying all my kit on my back and setting off, completely surrendering to the landscape and the elements.
Who inspires you and how?
Everybody who pushes themselves out of their comfort zone. There are lots of fab women in the outdoors pushing boundaries and raising the bar.
What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?
Promoting everyday micro adventures, making it clear that you don’t have to do an epic adventure to get the most out of the outdoors.
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Adventure Queens and Arc’teryx with a talk about adventure and resilience, setting up my own business to help architects build environments with people at the heart of the design, and completing the Fjallraven Classic in 2018 in Sweden in the worst weather they’ve ever had.
3 words you live by…
Onwards. Outside. Tea.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Fruit and Nut chocolate. Pork pies from a butchers in Pately Bridge. Buying too much wool and never finishing projects.Click to see all 100 GetOutside Champions