FSC Guides

Do you love immersing yourself in nature but don’t actually know that much about it? I certainly didn’t know about the plants and trees I passed when I first headed outdoors to explore. Well now the Field Studies Council is coming to the rescue with the handy little fold out guides so you can learn…

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Route Planning

If you’re thinking about route planning for you’re next adventure, first of all you’re going to need a map. You’ll need to select the most appropriate map for your adventure, if you’re heading on a road trip then a road atlas will be useful but this scale of map will be useless if you’re heading…

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Microadventures

All you need to know about microadventures, what they are and how to fit them in around the 9-5 job. Microadventures are short adventures usually close to home that you can fit in around your daily commitments. These adventures usually require little or no planning and can be as spontaneous as you like. It means…

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Water works wonders

We all know blue spaces have an array of benefits for our mental and physical health, if you don’t know about these then head over and read my blog on how I discovered the benefits of blue spaces. Recently I headed up to the Lake District to see family and took some time to relax…

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Vivo Barefoot Boots

I’ve recently taken the plunge and decided to try something new. I bought myself a pair of Vivo Barefoot Tracker II FG boots. Founded in 2012 by two seventh-generation cobblers, Galahad and Asher Clark, Vivobarefoot is based on one simple insight – barefoot footwear is sustainable footwear.  They believe: The closer people are to nature,…

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Access on the water

So you may have heard me bang on about access on dry land quite a lot as I’ve shown you how to protect your local routes in my series of blogs on Lost Ways. I’m also passionate about raising awareness of access on the water. I am a recreational paddle boarder and love exploring the…

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Section 31(6)

Are you a landowner wanting to protect your land? Are you a rambler wanting to protect your rambling routes? Either way you should be aware of Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980. The coronavirus saw the public flood into the countryside and not everyone was aware of the countryside code or how to access…

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Geocaching

We all loved a treasure hunt as a child even if it was just the annual Easter egg hunt around the garden. Well, you can relive that treasure hunt joy into adult life too or see the kids faces light up as they try this activity out. So Geocaching, what is it? Its a treasure…

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Hill and Moorland Leader Training

Two weeks ago I attended my Hill and Moorland Leader Training in the Lake District. I had a brilliant time and can’t wait to get stuck into my consolidation walks to build on the skills taught at the training. The Hill and Moorland Leader qualification is a nationally accredited scheme developed and administered by the…

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