Private, permissive, public?

How do you tell if a route is public, private or permissive? Are there signs? Are there barriers to stop you where you shouldn’t go? As we head into Lockdown 2.0 we should be making the most of getting outside and exploring our local routes again for our mental and physical well being. As we…

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100 miles for Suffolk Mind

Today saw the first day of Lockdown 2.0 in England which is quite daunting for many of us with the winter weather making it a very different experience to the previous lockdown in March. I am lucky that my work is unaffected by covid so I am still able to work full time throughout lockdown.…

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Lost Ways

Could your local ramble, hack or cycle route be lost forever in the next 5 years? It's possible if it isn't recorded properly that it could be lost after the 1st January 2026.

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Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) was one of the best things I ever did. This programme really instilled my love of the outdoors and opened up many opportunities for me, many of which I’m still involved with now. What is DofE? According to the DofE website: A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity…

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North Coast 500 (and some)

So last month we were lucky enough to shoot off to Scotland on the motorbikes to enjoy touring the North Coast 500 and other areas of Scotland. The North Coast 500 is a scenic route around the north coast of Scotland roughly 516 miles long, which starts and ends at Inverness Castle. The route is also known as the NC500 and was…

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National Outdoor Expo

I’ve got some very exciting news this week, drum roll please…. I’ve been selected as an ambassador for the National Outdoor Expo in partnership with Ordnance Survey. As you all know I love the outdoors so this is a very exciting opportunity for me. The National Outdoor Expo is an event for all things and…

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Can I cycle on Footpaths?

*** Disclaimer – this blog by no means encourages trespass *** Firstly we need to define a footpath, these are routes that are away from the carriage way not footways which are paths for pedestrians on the sides of roads. Cycling is legally permitted on less than a quarter of Rights of Way within England…

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The Great British Week of Sport

The Great British Week of Sport will celebrate the power that sport and activity has on our physical, mental and social wellbeing. The celebration will take place from Saturday 19 September to Sunday 27 September, are you ready to get involved? I will be getting involved, both as a Get Outside Champion for Ordnance Survey…

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