Hi, my name is Jacquie Budd, a Freelance Writer from Yorkshire who quit a nicely paid 9-5 office job in order to spend more time writing about muddy trails and mountain views.

The Outdoor-Girl site is all about everyday adventures for everyday people.

People like me who still have bills and maybe a mortgage to pay, so we need to fit our adventures in around day to day life.

Through stories about my own days out, route/destination information and product reviews, my aim is to inspire, entertain and give readers ideas to plan their own adventures – young or old, male or female – it really makes no difference.

So, why Outdoor-Girl?

Easy…..  Many years ago, a colleague at work gave me the nickname Outdoor Girl because I’d turn up for work on a Monday morning with broken fingernails, grit rash from climbing and, bruises from bumps and scrapes, telling tales of the fun adventures I’d had that weekend in the mountains. Despite the advancing years, the name (and stories) stuck, so it was a natural choice when I created this site.

You’ll find articles and information about mountain biking, climbing and walking on the site, along with product reviews and links to help you plan your own adventures. However, I am from Yorkshire and well known for my love of a good pot of tea, so cafes also feature strongly.

I’m a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild (OWPG).


Please double check routes or information before heading out on your own, ensuring that the information is still current and that it’s suitable for your own fitness and level of ability.

Where else can you find me online?

Jacquie Budd (website dedicated to my freelance writing and business support services)

The Outdoor City (outdoor activity information for Sheffield and the Peak District)

Women Climb (information and inspiration for women who climb)

Please note that all photo’s and articles posted on www.outdoor-girl.com are my own copyright, unless otherwise credited.