Join the Big Pathwatch – Ramblers’

Join the Big Pathwatch – Ramblers’

The Ramblers' 80th anniversary is being held this year and to celibrate this, the charity is launching an ambitious project called the Big Pathwatch. The Ramblers' goal is to survey every right of way on the OS map in England and Wales this year and release their findings next Spring. So that they can survey such a vast number of paths in such a short period of time, the charity wants  members and the general public to through on their walking shoes and help! Participants select a grid square and walk every path…continue reading →
Rewilding Britain launched to bring back Britain’s wild species

Rewilding Britain launched to bring back Britain’s wild species

Rewilding Britain is the first charity of its kind in Britain, it's been set up as an independent charity with the aim of working to restore native forests to our hills, help parts of the sea recover from industrial fishing and bring back long since gone species to the UK. Rewilding Britain's founders have spent the last two years fund raising along with gathering different viewpoints from a wide range of individuals and organisations in the UK and further afield, including Friends of the Earth, Forestry Commission, Trees for Life, John Muir Trust, Cairngorms National Park,…continue reading →
The BioLite CampStove and USB Charger

The BioLite CampStove and USB Charger

We all love our gadgets these days, even out in the remotest of places you will almost certainly have a mobile phone or digital camera with you. Recently came across BioLight CampStoves, these are highly efficient and very portable wood burning stoves for cooking. However clipped to the side of the stove is a small orange box, this is where the magic happens!! The BioLight Stove is a true ondemand power source that will give you power day or night, come rain, sun or snow! By converting heat in the eletrical power via…continue reading →
Allotments getting started, growing your own fruit and vegetables

Allotments getting started, growing your own fruit and vegetables

You can’t beat the taste of freshly home grown and harvested carrots, potatoes, beans or crisp lettuce and tomatos. Getting started on your allotment With a bit of preparation work your allotment can produce attractive and productive crops all year round. Make sure you clear the ground properly of weeds, test the soil for PH level and plan what you want to and when, this will ensure a satsifying supply of food all year round for the table at home. It is unusual to take over a pristine allotment, many are in very…continue reading →
Back On Track: Martyn Ashton’s new video

Back On Track: Martyn Ashton’s new video

After sustaining a life changing injury in 2013, Martyn Ashton, mountain bike and Road Bike Party legend, is Back On Track. Following his injury in 2013, Martyn Ashton, the trials legend, creator of Road Bike Party 2 Video which was a massive Youtube hit, and, above all family man and bike rider, he began his inspirational journey to get back on track and back on his bike. With his great friends Danny MacAskill, Chris Akrigg and Blake Samson and filmed by long time collaborator Robin Kitchin, this is Martyn Back On Track. It…continue reading →
School Holidays, are you ready for outdoor adventure? Try these 50 Things to do Before You’re 11&3/4

School Holidays, are you ready for outdoor adventure? Try these 50 Things to do Before You’re 11&3/4

In conjuction with The National Trust, say hello to the great outdoors! Crazy creatures, awesome antics, hidden treasures! Thrills, hills, sun and fun, there's everything you need for an excellent adventure this summer! The National Trust have put together a list of great challenges; the ultimate 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 years old. Join up to the 50 things website today (it's free to join) and start your outdoors adventure today! www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50things With so much stuff to do there is just no way the kids will get bored this summer!!continue reading →
If you love adventure and the outdoors, you will love the GoPro Hero4 Session

If you love adventure and the outdoors, you will love the GoPro Hero4 Session

That great new camera you see above is the GoPro Hero4 Session. This is the 5th and newest member to the GoPro action camera line-up. Here you can see loads of great sample footage and ideas on how to use your GoPro HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. Its rugged, waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing, while a single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically. With 1080p60 video and 8MP photos, HERO4 Session delivers the professional image quality that has made GoPro famous. What's…continue reading →
Swimming for fitness and health

Swimming for fitness and health

Swimming is a fun and gentle form of all-round exercise for your body. Whatever your age or ability, it's an ideal way of being more active and staying healthy. Swimming is a skill for life and it could save a life one day. If you can’t yet swim, learn, get down a local pool today! Regular swimming like most forms of exercise can help combat and reduce the risk of illnesses, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes. As a full body exercise its great for weight control but easy on the body…continue reading →
How to avoid running injuries

How to avoid running injuries

There is nothing more disapointing to a runner than suffering an injury. Days, Weeks, months, and even years of training and fitness can go out the wondow if you slip on the ice, turn over your ankle, or a chronic overuse injury. I'm writing this with experience of chronic over use. Running Injured Sports scientists say between 30 and 80% of regular runners, amateur or Pro have an injury in a given year. Other fitness experts narrow that to nearly 70% of all runners will become injured at some point. The chances are,…continue reading →
A Beginner’s Guide to Walking and Hiking

A Beginner’s Guide to Walking and Hiking

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. The photo above reminds me of the two friends Frodo and Sam as they set out from the shire on there big adventure, not knowing whats around the corner. When you think of proper walking or hiking, you probably picture a group of people with walking boots, walking sticks (ski sticks), oversized backpacks, looking…continue reading →