An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.
The smart and rather retro-looking Mountain Warehouse Pilgrim Womens are delightfully comfortable and performs well in the wild
An affordable boot with good grip and ankle support, the Karrimor Isla Mid Ladies Weathertite Walking Boot is a good budget-conscious option for dry weather
Expect trainer-like comfort from the good-looking Skechers Trego-Base Camp boots, which are aimed at casual walkers
The comfortable Hi-Tec Eurotrek Lite WP Womens boots are a good choice if you want warm leather on a budget
Great comfort and good grip make Decathlon Waterproof Mountain Walking Boots a decent summer choice at an excellent price
After one hiking boot that can do it all? The Berghaus Expeditor Trek 2 is waterproof but lightweight, offering great value for money
Our pick of the best cheap hiking boots for women includes designs to suit different types of terrain, weather and walking preferences
Ideal for climbers and ski tourers, the technical Tatonka Cima di Basso 38 W is packed with smart design features
We’ve spent nights in all conditions testing the best sleeping pads, mats and camping mattresses to help ensure you sleep soundly whether in the wild or on a campsite
Our top picks of the best camping chairs, from lightweight backpacking stools to cosy two-person loveseats
Light, versatile and comfortable over long distances, the Salomon Out Day 20 + 4L is a nicely designed day pack
Assessing risk is part of planning for most outdoor pursuits, but how much should we consider threats posed by other people, and is this process different when hiking alone as a woman?
Our top picks of the best camping pillows range from lightweight designs suitable for backpackers to super-comfortable foam cushions that car-camping families will love
Get geared up for epic hiking trips with our ‘what to wear hiking’ guide to help you choose the perfect clothing and kit for your adventures
Our pick of the best camping lanterns vary in size and design, but all are perfect for illuminating your tent and lighting up the night during nocturnal adventures
Our selection of the best tents for camping holidays and hiking adventures, whether you’re heading into the hills alone or taking the whole clan into the great outdoors
Spanning all sizes, our selection of the best women’s hiking backpacks are roomy, rugged and comfortable to wear on any adventure
A stand-out when it comes to standing out, the Proviz 360 Reflective is a warm, comfortable and highly effective night-time jacket
The best women’s hiking boots fit your feet, your budget, and the trail you want to walk, enabling epic adventures in the great outdoors
Our top picks of the best pop-up tents are affordable and assemble in no time, giving you more time to explore the great outdoors or head for that festival arena
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