Category: Activities

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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Wilder Ways

How do you explore and adventure when you’re on holiday? I always end up on a horse somewhere to see the area through the ears. In 2017 I enjoyed a ride exploring Argyll’s Secret Coast with friends with a trek led by Nikki and Cara from Wilder Ways. Our group was made to feel comfortable…

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What an exciting week

What a week I’ve had! Since lockdown set in my life has been pretty predictable and boring just walking the dogs, working full time and keeping the house in order. But this week I finally got out and about again and spiced up my weekly routine. I signed up to Alex Ward’s first photo walk,…

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Podcasts

The new norm of working from home means many of us are turning to podcasts to keep us entertained or to keep us focused at work. I’ve discovered loads of podcasts to keep me occupied, from comedy to outdoors chat shows but here I’ll give you my top 5 podcasts. The Outdoors Fix hosted by…

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30 Days Wild

This year I have been taking part in the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild Challenge which has had me completing 30 Random Acts of Wildness to improve my well being, health and for the planet. I have joined 130765 other people in 30 Days Wild 2020 and it’s been great, check out my 30 Random…

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Castle Crag

Castle Crag is one of my favourite walks in the Lake District and I always revisit it whenever I’m visiting my parents in the Lakes. The first time I reached the summit was on my dad’s back in a baby carrier and I’ve had the climbing bug ever since. I have walked to the summit…

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Chainsaw Envy

This week I have been kept busy with inspecting and clearing the aftermath of the last few weeks storms. Whenever we get strong winds there is plenty for me to do at work as I have to check that none of the fallen trees are dangerous and then find the landowners responsible for the trees…

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