2021 Films & Expeditions
In late summer 2021 Abbie cycled from Dunnet Head and John O Groats to The Lizard Point and Lands End, via each of the UK's 15 National Parks and their highest peaks. This epic 55 day expedition saw Abbie and her partner Anna (who drove the support van) travel over 2000 miles and battle mental ill health, chronic pain, and a number of unanticipated life-challenges along the way. Yet the duo completed this life-changing venture and now have a 3-part film series on YouTube following the highs and lows of their journey.
The Dartmoor Way runs in a circular style from Ivybridge around the edge of Dartmoor National Park for 108 miles. There is also a cycling route, but the hikers path boasts wide open moorlands and deep dark wooded valleys, feral ponies and glistening waterfalls; around every corner there is a new discovery to be made.
Each year I return to the Lake District National Park to shoot a series of hiking videos that inspire and empower. From low level lake-side walks to exposed knife-edge ridges, there is something for everyone within this series. Check out the playlist for the full breath and depth of trails explored!
Scotland is one of my all time favourite places to explore, especially within the Trossachs and Cairngorms National Parks retrospectively. Within this series you can find windswept summits, snowy trails, and lakeside bimbles; there is something for everyone here!
Crib Goch is one of 8 routes up to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales at 1,085m. The route has been described as "one of the finest ridge walks in Britain", but it is not for the fainthearted. In this video I take on Crib Goch for the first time, solo, in the cloud and mist. Hold on to your hats for a rather wild ride!
Mount Snowdon, Yr Wyddfa, is the highest mountain in Wales, at 1,085m above sea level. There are a number of ways to reach the summit, from the Rangers Path, Llanberis route, Crib Gogh, Watkins, and of course, the famed Pyg and Miners paths. In this video Sarah Williams and I climb to the top via these paths, taking in the views, flora, and archaeology along the way.
A huge part of what I aim to do within WILD is to educate and empower. By shooting gear reviews that are authentic and honest I seek to debunk the trends and myths surrounding outdoors kit, reminding viewers that getting outside does not have to be overly complicated by expensive and shiney kit. Check out my channel for various review playlists, from backpacks to tents, jackets to boots.
I love making tips and advice videos as these are a brilliant way to arm viewers with practical ideas on how to get outside and active whatever their life circumstances. From picking hiking kit to building mental resilience, I aim to cover a broad spectrum of topics and actively engage with my audience to keep support relevant and up-to-date.
In February 2021 my partner and I went to visit our friends Shepherd Hut for a night, right on the edge of Exmoor National Park. It was a magical stay that left us feeling truly refreshed and connected with nature.