22–23 Mar 2025 277 days to go! #GetOutside

Honor Burgess

I’m Honor Burgess, also known as @hon_outdoors, a 22-year-old outdoors and adventure enthusiast.

During my final year at university, I launched my page as a personal commitment to explore the outdoors regularly. It served as a reminder of the incredible joy I experienced each time I embarked on an adventure. From this moment onward, I began to reclaim my spark back which I had lost due to my mental health due to anxiety and minor depression from 2019 to 2021.

As my community grew on socials, I shifted towards posting content aimed at educating and inspiring others to embrace the outdoors, discover its joys, and reap the numerous benefits nature provides on your mental and physical health.

My mission is to empower the younger generation, especially within the 18-25 age group, since there is a lack of representation. By sharing my experiences, adventures, thoughts, and feelings, I aim to address the gap in motivating and inspiring this audience.

My passion for the outdoors traces back to my involvement in Ten Tors during my school years, but it truly rekindled in February of 2023 on my birthday trip in the Peak District. Since then, I’ve made it a priority to immerse myself in outdoor activities such as hiking, or simply unwinding in nature by taking cold water dips.

I believe I can contribute valuable insights into navigating the outdoors for both physical and mental health in your twenties