You’ll find the answers to some common FAQs here, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to leave your question in the comments section and I’ll get back to you!
Questions About Stephie
1. You’re member of the MTA, what is it?
The Mountain Training Association is a professional organisation for outdoor leaders. I’m a member because I’m a qualified Lowland Leader, which means I can safely take groups out walking and hiking in lowland areas in the UK.
2. Can I Join You For A Group Hike?
I organise group walks, hikes and workshops (mixed and women only) in Cornwall. Find out more on the Hike With Me page or sign up for The Extra Mile at the bottom of the page to get regular info on when and where they’re running.
3. Can I Hire You As A Guide?
4. Can I Work With You?
I’d love to discuss working with you! Whether you’re interested in hiring me to lead your group, write for you or collaborate in another way, head over to Work With Me for more information.
Questions About 10 Mile Hike
1. Why Are You Called 10 Mile Hike?
How long is a long distance hike to you? For me it’s anything above and beyond about 18 miles (the Long Distance Walkers Association says it’s 20), but when you’re starting out 10 miles probably seems a long way! 10 Mile Hike is about encouraging and inspiring you to get out for long distance hikes, whether you’re starting out or are a seasoned pro, so the focus here is anything above 10 miles.
2. What’s Special and Unique About 10 Mile Hike?
10 Mile Hike is of course a personal blog and the subjects I write about include, among others, my experience of hiking with depression, which often sits on my shoulder. But I also realised that as a solo female long-distance hiker there are few places you can go for honest information and advice about how to go about it and what it’s like. So I share the reality, the highs and lows, the fears and triumphs (big and small) in the hope of inspiring other women to step out of their comfort zone and give it a go too. I’ve also started to build a library of solo women hikers’ stories called Women Afoot – inspiration from all around the country.
Then there are my trail guides that everyone seems to love! 10 Mile Hike trail guides are as comprehensive and honest as I can make them based entiretly on my experience, and they’re unique in so many ways – for example, where else can you find information about wild camping on any particular trail? Have you checked them out yet? I hope they surprise you, inform you, entertain you and, most importantly, get you itching for a hike!
Any more questions? Leave them in a comment below and I’ll answer as best I can!