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Friend of FINDRA Gillian Anderson

Inspiration: Gillian Anderson

Friend of FINDRA Gillian Anderson lives in the Tweed Valley with her wife Terri and has been a positive contributor and member of FINDRA Outdoor Adventures. Gillian talks about how the outdoors and adventure brought her and Terri together and recalls a memorable ride in Chile across the Atacama Desert to the Pacific Ocean.  …

Jo Moseley – Brave Enough Film

Inspiration: Jo Moseley

At the beginning of February, we were invited to a special screening of a new adventure film, Brave Enough – A Journey Home to Joy. The film features our very own Brand Ambassador Jo Moseley and her 11-day coast-to-coast paddleboard journey on the UK’s network of canals.   Jo was the first woman, aged 54, to stand…

Friend of FINDRA Naomi Freireich

Inspiration: Naomi Freireich

Edinburgh based Naomi Freireich, a Digital Health IT manager and endurance cyclist, takes time to discuss balancing family commitments with a life outdoors and the benefits of cycling for physical and mental wellbeing.     Hi Naomi, and to start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what you do? Hey,…

Friend of FINDRA Emma Estrela Corrie

Inspiration: Emma Estrela Corrie

Open water swimmers are a hardy bunch, especially those who manage to swim all year round and this week we revisit a previous post by Emma Estrela Corrie, a Wim Hof Method instructor based in the Lake District. Emma shares her love of the outdoors and connecting with nature through exposure to the cold. Brrrr……

FINDRA Inspiration – Jenny Mayhew

Inspiration: Jenny Mayhew

This week we’re off La Alpujarra, in the Sierra Nevada to meet with Friend of FINDRA Jenny Mayhew. Jenny and her partner run Pure Mountains mountain bike holidays and she shares with us what life’s like in the mountains of southern Spain.   Hi Jenny, and to start, can you introduce yourself and tell us…

Friends of FINDRA Chris Hilton

Inspiration: Chris Hilton

Chris Hilton is a primary school teacher based in the Tweed Valley and in this post he discusses adventures with his family and taking a can-do attitude to the outdoors – including searching the Cairngorms by ski for a carrot and making his own Canadian canoe!   Hi Chris, and to start, can you introduce…

FINDRA Inspiration – Cold days and colder nights

Inspiration: Cold days and colder nights.

With temperatures dropping to well below zero last week in the Tweed Valley, Russ has written some words about a snowy hike on local hills and a challenging night on a Tian Shan mountain pass in Kyrgyzstan.   Temperatures dropped to around -7°C in the Tweed Valley last week resulting in everything frozen with plenty…

FINDRA Inspiration – Eilidh Donaldson

Inspiration: Eilidh Donaldson

Eilidh lives on the island of Mull and her life has not been a straight line. From training as an architect to working as a tour guide, project manager, tech entrepreneur, and now full-time carer for her elderly father, she embraces challenges and tries to help others reach their goals. We originally met in her…

FINDRA Sunday Inspiration Blog – Lucy Colquhoun

Inspiration: Lucy Colquhoun

This week we meet with Lucy Colquhoun, former GB Internationalist Trail Runner and West Highland Way Race record holder (amongst others). Lucy now lives in the Tweed Valley with 2 rescue hounds and FINDRA team member Russ.   Hi Lucy, and to start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what…

Friend of FINDRA Rickie Cotter

Inspiration: Rickie Cotter

Welsh dynamo and Tweed Valley resident Rickie Cotter explains how curiosity drives her passion for the outdoors and how time in the mountains leads to a sense of peace.   Hi Rickie, and to start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what you do? I am based in the glorious…

FINDRA Inspiration – Graeme Walker

Inspiration: Graeme Walker

This week we catch up with FINDRA Brand Ambassador Graeme Walker, to discuss his love of the cold, winter sports and regular trips to Chamonix and other high places.   Hi Graeme, thanks for taking the time to chat. To start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live and what you do?…

FIDNRA Inspiration – Jane And Graham Clarke

Inspiration: Jane and Graham Clarke

Based on the south coast of England, Jane and Graham Clarke discuss retirement, keeping healthy and their love of the sea and cycling on the Isle of Wight and northern France.   Hi Jane and Graham, thanks for taking the time to chat. To start, can you introduce yourself and tell us where you live…