“This is Ellen, the engineer that leads an amazing double life.  For when Ellen puts on a Buff*, an amazing transformation occurs: Ellen is Rando Girl!  Ever alert for the call to adventure!**”

Rando Girls is my journey to a life more adventurous, sharing the journey with others and having fun along the way. And cake.

My next big challenge is an arctic expedition crossing Svalbard.  I’ve never been anywhere that cold before and I can’t ski. Oh, and there might be polar bears.

The global Covid-19 crisis has meant the expedition has been cancelled in 2020.  I’m gutted but focused on making the most of the extra 12 months of training.



  • Mapping the Cheshire Challenge
    Although I had completed about 80km of the challenge, it was clear that I needed to be a bit more strategic in planning walks or I’d end up repeating paths or, worse, leave lots of little missed sections. So time to think big! 1:80,000 scale big. This scale is detailed enough to show B roads… Continue reading Mapping the Cheshire Challenge
  • YesStories
    My talk at YesStories, July 2020 on Finding, losing and adapting adventure.

(*other neckwear is available…**I was – and still am – a big Bananaman fan…)