Category: Activities

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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Best Books of 2020

This year there has been plenty of time for reading some books and I’ve loved making some down time to switch off and relax without technology. I’ve really enjoyed these 9 books ranging from nature exploration to inspiration for walks as well as some emotional rollercoasters. This book was one of my childhood favourites, I…

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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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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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