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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 5 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)


We've lost count how many times we get Onward! quoted back to us. So it had to be done. Shop the merch here!

The Herd Tee
Onward Tee
BP&B Tee
BP&B Patches
'Onward' Sticker.
The Herd Meet - Kinder Loop - 11 Mile Circular
11 Mile - Moderate - Circular A Return to a Herd favorite - Hayfield - Twenty Trees - Liberator Crash Site - Mill Hill - Kinder Downfall - Kinder Low Trig - Kinder Reservoir - Sportsman Pub (Highlight)
26 Feb, 08:30
Bowden Bridge Car Park - Peak District N,
165 Kinder Rd, High Peak SK22 2LH, UK


What we've been up to and what's coming next.

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