We are a team of enthusiastic active travellers based near Tetbury in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. We hope to inspire you into taking your next active holiday whether it be in the UK or abroad, family trip or independent adventure.
If you would like to get involved in writing guides for us on your favourite places, or if you run a blog or are a tour operator looking to advertise or publish your deals on our site, we are always keen to hear from you so do get in touch.
We hope you find the site a great read with a good mix of informative and inspiring content.
If you have any feedback as to what you would like to see more of, or anything you find difficult to use, we are constantly looking to improve things so would be very keen to hear from you with any suggestions.
Jim Walker, Publisher
Jim has spent many winters working and living in the mountains of Europe experiencing the highs and lows of ski seasons. He is an avid traveller who is as inspired by the destinations and adventures featured in the magazines and on the website as the readers.
With an insatiable passion for wild camping walks, Gear Editor Mike has spent the past few years taking fast and light hiking adventures to the wildest and most exposed spots of South Wales, the Quantocks, Exmoor and Dartmoor. Something of a fitness addict and known for pushing a punishing pace, Mike certainly knows what is (and what is not) light and breathable.
Joining in January 2018, Sian is well known in the industry for her blog The Girl Outdoors. A lover of all things outdoor from wild swimming to skiing, cycling and hiking. Her recent trips include Cuba, Edmunton and Greenland and she's constantly on the hunt for her next adventure. twitter.com/sianannalewis
Pete Coombs is continually drawn to the mountains and has led expeditions in countries and terrains as varied as the high Tian Shan Mountains of Central Asia and the deserts of Africa. Not to be slowed down by having a family, Pete can often be seen dragging his kids behind him on his bicycle. twitter.com/pcsnowboard
Partnerships Manager: Jamie Blackburn
Jamie quite literally walked in off the street responding to a job board we had outside the office. He's worked as a boot fitter at Cotswold Outdoor, selling bikes at Halfords and as a videographer doing seasons in Zermatt so turned out to be a perfect fit! After hours you'll find him gigging relentlessly around the local area with his covers band 'Undiscovered'. He's pretty good too!
Sales Manager: Ed Ramstedt
Ed joined in October 17 from the BBC where he was working on clasical music magazines. Admitting he had tried but failed to find a love for clasical music and having a love of the outdoors and particularly hiking and wild camping led him to apply to join us. He's recently been learning to ski. He loved it so much he was spotted by the Tignes tourist board webcam at 5.00PM in the near dark shuttling up and down the tiny slopes near the lift station to eek out every minute of his first day on the slopes!
Editorial Intern: Sarah Coad
Sarah comes fresh form university looking to break into the industry. Since she joined she's turned her hand to pretty much everything we do here from handing out magazines at shows to writing, subbing, image sourcing and even sorting out office admin. She's good at it too.