Welcome to the Backpacks And Bruises site, somewhere we hope you will find inspiration for adventure in the great outdoors.
We are Sue and Sam, two lifelong best friends originally from Sheffield, who spend our time in the beautiful Peak District National Park. We began vlogging our hikes and adventures on YouTube 4 years ago and believe passionately about sharing and encouraging others to spend time in the outdoors.
Backpacks And Bruises actively champions the huge benefits and effect that time in these great landscapes has on us all physically and mentally.
Hiking, wild swimming, camp cooking, wild camping, group walk organisers...sounding like the perfect Instagram life? Then we'll also mention we are mothers and full time office workers, so we fit in what we can, lets keep it real, we are from Yorkshire after all.
Outdoor activities play a vital role in our mental health and well being and here you will find guides, inspiration and general musings to help utilise the precious time we have in our own pockets of green and open space.
Onward! (As Sam always says)
What we've been up to and what's coming next.
CROWDEN, BLACK HILL MEET - MAY 2022
The weather and terrain was kind to us on our May Walk. Stunning views across moorland and Crowden Valley. Heres how we got on, on this months Herd Meet.
DOVE STONES & TRINNACLE MEET - OCT 2021
Our October meet was a brilliant wet and slippery climb up to the Trinnacle, an awesome day with a great bunch of the Herd in full adventure mode! great to meet some new faces as always. Great views and as always great fun. Well done all!