Category: Activities

What to pack for a paddle

Many of us will be taking to the water this year on our SUPs and there’s a few essentials you will need when heading out on the water. Essential Gear The essentials are things you should have with you for every paddle whatever the time of year and these include: Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)…

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Kendal Mountain Festival

Last week something pretty exciting happened… I was invited to be a paid speaker at Kendal Mountain Festival! Kendal Mountain Festival is an annual, four-day long Festival dedicated to sharing awe-inspiring, life-affirming stories from the world of outdoor adventure. Situated in the picturesque town of Kendal, Cumbria, UK – the event takes you on a…

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First Solo Wild Camp

Who doesn’t love a night under the stars? We all see these Instagram perfect pitches but it’s not always dreamy adventures. I set out for my first solo wild camp over the August bank holiday but the night ended tucked up in my own bed at home… I set of with Sydney in stunning weather,…

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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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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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Perks of Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding has soared in popularity over the last year with the lockdowns meaning we’ve had to find fun on our doorsteps. I joined the many people trying out SUP having my first lesson last September and then purchasing my own board in November. Paddle boarding has given me a new outlet for…

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Wellness in the Water

I remember hot summers in the Lake District, swimming in lakes, tarns and rivers. I loved the water, my family had a Canadian canoe and we spent many happy hours pootling about on Derwent Water and exploring the islands where, my favorite book at the time Swallows and Amazons, was based. I went on to…

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A night on the wild side

Last year between lockdowns I set off with my old back packing rucksack full of out dated gear and headed out for a night on the wild side. Adventuring in the wild is for everyone, it doesn’t have to be expensive or in the most beautiful spots but a pretty location does make for a…

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