TheManOutdoors Clothing Collection Becomes Reality

TheManOutdoors Clothing Collection Becomes Reality

Over the last few weeks I've got a few PM's asking me about my blue T-Shirt worn in a few of my posts with my logo on. After a lot of late nights, TheManOutdoors Collection is becoming a reality! I've been testing some samples and I'm over the moon with the results! The first set of designs are up and ready to purchase via my shop here. All clothing is 100% Organic, using 100% GMO-free cotton plants! Made in a wind powered factory, low carbon, GM free and hand finished in the UK!…continue reading →
The Jurassic Coast  – #themanoutdoors

The Jurassic Coast – #themanoutdoors

In my view the best way to appreciate the spectacular scenery of the Jurassic Coast is by walking it. The 95 miles from Old Harry Rocks to Exmouth make up part of the South West Coast Path National Trail. There are hundreds of miles of connecting footpaths and bridleways in the area. If like me you want to do a days walking these give a huge variety of possible circular walks, wherever you are on the coast. This allows you to park or camp in one place and loop back all in one…continue reading →
The AA 50 Walking Route Books

The AA 50 Walking Route Books

Walking and Hiking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities. The AA and teamed up with the Ordinace Survey to produce a wide range of walking books that feature walkes from across the country. Each book features 50 walks with and OS map included ranging from two to ten miles and further depending on the book, with routes to suit all abilities. The book highlight places of interest on route, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife in each area. All the routes have been colour coded according to difficulty.…continue reading →
Get outdoors with the OS pledge to #GetOutside

Get outdoors with the OS pledge to #GetOutside

When did you last go for a proper walk? Are you one of the growing number of people in the UK becoming shy of walking? Well the OS (Ordance Survey) have launched a new campaign called #GetOutside. They what you off your sofa and out and about walking the thousands of mile of footpaths the UK countryside has to offer. Latest research shows that a quarter of the UK public won’t walk anywhere that takes over 15 minutes. Atleast three quarters of us don’t walk to work anymore.  An amazing 70% never walk…continue reading →
Yoga for Runners – Stretching To Avoid Injury

Yoga for Runners – Stretching To Avoid Injury

If you're a runner the I know two things about you, you have tight legs, and you probably don't stretch enough ;). I know this because I have been a runner for 10 years or so. I have always been a mid distance runner but have done some sprinting, but regardless of distances, we all need to stretch the same muscle groups. Over the years I have picked up a number of injures from running whether it be the results of running and over use it's self or injures from tripping over or…continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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