Category: OS GetOutside Champion

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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Hill and Moorland Leader Training

Two weeks ago I attended my Hill and Moorland Leader Training in the Lake District. I had a brilliant time and can’t wait to get stuck into my consolidation walks to build on the skills taught at the training. The Hill and Moorland Leader qualification is a nationally accredited scheme developed and administered by the…

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National Map Reading Week

This week is National Map Reading Week! This is a chance to learn some new skills or brush up those trusty navigation tools. Maps unlock the world around us from planning your walks, giving others directions or finding hidden gems the key skills of map reading are pretty simple and easy to learn. National Map…

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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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THE GETOUTSIDE INTERVIEWS | CHARLOTTE DITCHBURN – PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY EXPLORER — SPLODZ BLOGZ

In today’s GetOutside interview I’m chatting to Charlotte Ditchburn, otherwise known as Public Rights of Way Explorer. Charlotte spends her time promoting and securing rights of way and access for walkers and riders (bikes and horses) in our countryside. THE GETOUTSIDE INTERVIEWS | CHARLOTTE DITCHBURN – PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY EXPLORER — SPLODZ BLOGZ Check…

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. Marked annually on 8th March, International Women’s Day (IWD)…

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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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Lockdown Activity Hero

Throughout August, Active Suffolk asked the public to nominate people within the local community who deserved recognition for their efforts in supporting, motivating and inspiring local people to be active during the coronavirus pandemic. They were overwhelmed with the response and received a wealth of heart warming stories from those across the county who have…

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Dunwich Beach and Heath

The Dunwich Beach and Heath walk is a lovely walk along the coast and through Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB which explores National Trust and RSPB land. The route covers just over 9km and takes around 2 hours to walk, this can be varied depending on where you park, you can shorten the route by…

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Working from home tips

With coronavirus confining many of us to our homes to work this has changed the way many of us work. I have started a new job since lockdown began, I have moved away from being a Rights of Way Officer to now being an Access Field Officer, doesn’t sound like much change but there’s quite…

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