By: Blonde Two

Well done for taking part in our ‘Outdoor Woman’ quiz (especially if you are a bloke!) We imagine that most of you found out that you are, in fact, outdoor women. If you weren’t you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog because the outdoors really is all we talk about and we are proud of that fact.

We Blondes have worked hard over the years to encourage the youngsters around us to get outside but these days we are just as keen to see people of all ages (and especially women) to experience the health and emotional benefits that big space has to offer. I had a great conversation recently with another outdoor woman (I know she was an outdoors woman because we were swimming in the sea at the time and it was still April). We were talking about just this subject as we swam and I told her how about my passion to get people outside, and that I had often seen people sea swimming before I started doing it myself, and wished I could join in. She gave me a very intuitive response to this and said, ‘Yes, sometimes people just need permission.’

I think that hits the nail on the head. We all, whatever age, whichever gender need someone to say, ‘Yep, you can do it too, come along!’ I for one will always be grateful to the people who said that to me, I hope that I have said it to others and I know that my children all say it on a regular basis.

So if you are, after our questions, in doubt as to whether or not you are an outdoors woman, be in doubt no longer. Of course you are (unless you are a bloke), just give yourself permission to get out there and join in. You will love it we promise!

One way that you can improve your ‘Outdoor Woman’ skills is to learn to navigate using a map and compass. Navigation allows you to safely wander off the beaten track and (should you feel the need) back onto it again. We still have a few places on our Navigation and Wild Camping workshops and would love to welcome you all. Just drop us an email if you have any questions or would like to book.


Saturday 3rd June (Beginner’s Navigation, 10:30-15:30, for those with little or no navigation experience, £20)

Saturday 1st July (Beginner’s Navigation, ladies only, 10:30-15:30, for those with little or no navigation experience, £20)

Saturday 26th August – Sunday 27th August (Dartmoor wild camp, times to be announced, tent provided, £90)

Saturday 2nd September (Consolidation Navigation, 10:00-15:30, for those who wish to improve on existing skills, £25)