What’s it like to climb Mount Snowdon? Taking the Watkins Path

Hey gang!

I hope you’re having a great summer! We’ve been so fortunate here in the UK. The sun has been shining gloriously. All the better for local adventuring! My husband and I took it as the perfect excuse to go adventuring in a little campervan around Devon and Wales. As part of that we (quite spur of the moment!) decided to climb Snowdon – as you do!

As keen climbers we wanted a route that was challenging, but because we hadn’t planned it we didn’t want to opt for the toughest route. As a result, we choose to take the Watkins Path route. It sure didn’t disappoint. Check out the video below to see just what it’s like to climb the glorious Mount Snowdon, Snowdonia, Wales.

If you haven’t been I highly recommend it! You can’t beat the feeling of getting to the top of the mountain! As they say: the greatest views, always come after the hardest climbs! 4 and a half hours later, I can definitely say the view was indeed great! & well worth seeing.

Sending health & happiness,

Kim x

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Love Trails Festival 2018

This time a few weeks back we were just starting @lovetrailsfestival in the glorious Gower Peninsula. The festival (aimed at adventures) covered everything from trail running, coasteering, climbing, surf & yoga. I was lucky enough to head up the yoga with @oyogo.london  & what a festival it was 🙌🏼

Check out my YouTube vlog to see all the fun we got up to! Here’s to adventures, always! How about you guys are you heading out on anything fun this weekend? ☀️ This sun is LIFE right!? Would love to hear all about your adventures!

Have a wonderful weekend team!

Kim x

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Rock & Soul Adventure Retreats

Oh hey there Adventure Squad!


If like me, you go weak at the knees at the sight of adventure. A little ounce of drool slips out at the thought of all things nature and outdoor expedition FUN! Then this is for YOU!

You guys know I’m a massive climber girl and adventurer. I love getting outside in nature and I know you do too! So let’s do it together! So many of you have asked me how you can get climbing outside, so many of you love to surf, trail run and love to do yoga! We are just those kindah peeps.

SO I am extremely excited to announce the launch of “Rock and Soul Adventure Retreats”…

 

The 1st retreat of which is happening super soon!

See info below for the 1st retreat….

Welcome to
Rock & Soul Adventures…

Proudly in collaboration with The North Face

Outdoor Adventure Retreat

31st August – 2nd Sept 2018, Croyde, Devon

The first of many will be THIS August! I’ve been excitingly hatching plans for all things epic & outdoors.

Time to get EXCITED!…Please see below for the confirmed details of the retreat including what to expect from our long weekend away together…

I’m beyond pumped to announce that The North Face is our main partner for the weekend (you just know it’s going to be fun with these guys on board!)

31st August-2nd September

in Croyde, Devon. 

Expect a weekend filled with…

Rock Climbing

Trail Running,

Yoga

(& Surfing for those that are keen!)

Think BBQ’s, bonfires, hot tubs.

Hanging out and doing epic things with epic people in the incredible outdoors.

Expert supervision from expert athletes; not least from our retreat partner and climb guru Robin O’Leary (of RocUp Holidays).

 

Venue

We will be staying in a 16 guest cottage in Braunton situated a short drive from North Devon’s golden sandy beaches (Croyde, Woolacoombe etc.) and close to Braunton village and the beautiful Tarka Trail path.

Room requests are first come first served so get in there quick if you have a preference of who you’re staying with. Plus ones more than welcome along!

Food 

We’re working with a wonderful chef who will be cooking up delicious and nutritious dishes for us throughout the weekend, including main meals and snacks. Dietary requirements will be catered for.

 

Getting there

We will all be making our own way down to the villa for the retreat start at midday on the Friday (31st August). There may be an option to jump in with someones car! Braunton is around a 4 hour drive from London. You have the option to drive, fly or take the train.

We will then be leaving Braunton late afternoon on the Sunday so you’re back in the city in time to get ready for the new week.

Price


£260pp – Single Bed Sharer Room
£299pp – Double Bed Room
Deposit of £100 due on booking.

Whats included: Accommodation. Food and drink for the whole weekend. Expert coaching and tuition. All of your activities (except for the optional surfing). All of your equipment and kit provided by our sponsors. 

Whats NOT included: Getting there. You will have to sort your own way down, potentially buddying up cars. Surfing lesson/surf board/wetsuit hire is available at an extra cost of £30/pp (£10 for only board hire).

There’s been such an incredible response so far; if you’re keen to come get in there quick to snag your spot! More brand sponsors to be announced.

 
This is one adventure not to be missed!

Get involved now, drop us an email 
using the button below or at Kim@rockandsouladventures.com


We can’t wait to go & play in the outdoors with you!

Peace & Love from,
Kim x

Rock & Soul Adventures

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5 Benefits of Doing Yoga Before Your Wedding Day

So wedding season is well and truly upon us. If you’re in the midst of chaotic wedding planning, then yoga is the PERFECT antidote for you. Here’s 5 benefits of doing yoga on the lead up to your wedding…

1) Breath and Destress

The focus on Ujjayi breathing throughout the practice allows for prana (breath) to flow more freely throughout the body. This encourages better circulation of the blood around the body. A strong focus on breath in yoga allows for a transference of better breathing in our day to day lives. By being able to control the breath in challenging situations on our yoga mat we can transfer that into stressful situations outside of yoga and in our lives – like with wedding planning. The breath is inherent in the practice to allow us to deepen into our asana (postures), extended into our full range of motion and flexibility. During an exhalation the diaphragm pushes up against the heart, slowing down the heart rate. Blood pressure decreases, as does stress on the rib cage, abdominal walls, and intercostal muscles. Relaxation is present.

2) It leaves your body lean and toned

The practice of physical yoga, or asana, works every muscle in your body. It doesn’t just lengthen and strengthen muscles, because of it’s mindful attention to the breath amongst other things it works every single system in your body. So you’re working your body from the inside out. Perfect for your pre wedding bod prep.

3) Decreased Risk of Injury

Yoga allows the body to be more supple, decreasing the risk of injury. Especially important if you’re hard in training for your wedding day.

4) Healing the Body

By stimulating blood flow around the body it can help promote healing in the body as a result of increase blood supply to injured areas.

5) Focus & Time Dedicated to You

Yoga allows us to listen and gaze inwardly towards our body. Yoga allows you to switch off from the distractions, off from the endless wedmin to do lists. From the moment you step on your mat you can think of it as a safe space to switch off from lifes distractions and switch on to some self love and attention. You can’t pour from an empty cup – your cups likely to be running low on the wedding lead up. By factoring yoga into your schedule  you know that no matter what you have dedicated time to listening to your body and stilling my mind. 

Where to Start?

You don’t have to even go to classes – although this can really help when you start up. There’s a whole host of yoga videos available on the internet. Even if you start with a 10 minute one a couple of times a week it’s something.

If you’re a complete newbie to yoga then check out my “Yoga Teachers Guide for Beginners in Class” post which will help give you an idea of what to expect in class. You can also see my tips on training for your wedding day in my article for Wedding Ideas Magazine here.

Above all enjoy it, it’s THE most magical time of your life. Good luck with planning and the lead up. Let me know if you have any questions, I’d love to help!

Sending health & happiness,

Kim x

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Top Things to See in the Isle of Man

Ever wondered what goes on in the Isle of Man? A place we barely knew existed has fast become our beautiful adventure haven. Full of nature and super fun things to get involved in. Think bike rides, local produce, fishing villages, seal spotting, beaches, coastal hikes, kayaks, castles and paddle boarding. It blew our little adventure socks off!

Find out what we got up to click on the vlog below!

 

Thank you to Visit Isle of Man for having us, we had a blast. Hopefully it will help to give you guys some ideas of what to get up to on your trip. If you haven’t been we strongly recommend it! It’s super fun. To find out more information about Isle of Man, visit the Isle of Man website.

Till next time,

Sending health & happiness,

Kim x

PS. Sorry guys, please note the restaurant we went to was 14 North (not what I say North 10)!

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