One of the things that my discussions with various people about trolling have made me realise is that it is important to remember why you started writing.
I began this blog because I love walking and the countryside, which is where my walking started over 20 years ago. My aims now are more selfish as I need to focus on work and on self care. I also hope to rediscover my love of the outdoors without censoriousness from the little mob of hill trolls who seem to flourish on Twitter, and who believe they know best about everything. I can’t help noticing that the people who really do know best about the outdoors hardly ever behave like this.
Unlike them, I have struggled to name these hill trolls for some reason, so, in the interests of other women in the outdoor community, the ringleaders were Chrissie Crowther (ChrissieDixie) (Woofbags), “family man” Geoff Crowther (FarnotFast) and advocacy worker James Boulter (Backpackingbongos). Other names available on request.