TGO Reader Awards Nomination

This week I received some very exciting news, I’ve been nominated for one of the The Great Outdoors Reader Awards. The Great Outdoors Reader Awards are the UK’s democratic celebration of the best of outdoor culture. From talented authors and tireless campaigners to charming campsites and cosy pubs, the shortlists in these 15 categories represent…

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Person led approach

How many of you lead groups in the outdoors? How many of you take others out on adventures? The person led approach can be applied to anyone, but it is often used in situations where someone has a disability or condition. The person led approach is pretty simple, it’s putting the person first. The focus…

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Inclusive Terminology

Are you intimidated by terminology around disability? Worried about saying the wrong thing so you just stay quiet? Well here’s 3 easy ways to make sure you’re not going to say the wrong thing and make it easier for you to tackle the topic. As long as you make sure to the words you are…

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The Paddler’s Code

Paddlers’ Code to help people enjoy our waterways responsibly. The Paddlers’ Code is an exciting new guide for canoeists, kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders.  The Code has been developed with Natural England and reflects their work with the Countryside Code. It has also been written in partnership with paddlers and a wide range of stakeholders…

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Launch of The Paddler’s Code

Today British Canoeing launched the Paddler’s Code. What is the Paddlers’ Code?  The Paddlers’ Code, which has been developed in partnership with a range of stakeholders including Natural England, sets out the sort of things paddlers do to protect our environment. But also to respect other river and canal users and enjoy being on the…

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Private Members Bill 44

On 28th October 2022 Caroline Lucas (MP) is bringing private members bill 44 for its second reading – Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Amendment) Bill to amend the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to extend the right of public access to the countryside, including to woodlands, the Green Belt, waters and…

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Walking the Wall – Day 6

Day 6: Distance: 14.5 miles Map Day 6 began with the most delicious full english breakfast to fuel the last of my walk at The Ship, Sydney devoured her share of my sausage. We collected our belongings together into my pack one last time ready for the long day ahead. This was by far the…

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Walking the Wall – Day 5

Day 5: Distance: 18.6 miles Accommodation: The Ship Wylam Map The day started with a buffet breakfast, Sydney and I were treated to a table in a snug room all to ourselves as dogs weren’t allowed in the restaurant. After another full English we headed back to our room to pack my bag for the…

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