Category: OS GetOutside Champion

Ruffwear Goodies

We were recently very lucky to receive some products from Ruffwear via Ordnance Survey. Milo and Sydney always wear Ruffwear Front Range harnesses on a day to day basis anyway, so it was a real treat to be sent out some brand new kit to road test. We were sent 2 webmaster harnesses, a treat…

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Route Planning

If you’re thinking about route planning for you’re next adventure, first of all you’re going to need a map. You’ll need to select the most appropriate map for your adventure, if you’re heading on a road trip then a road atlas will be useful but this scale of map will be useless if you’re heading…

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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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Water works wonders

We all know blue spaces have an array of benefits for our mental and physical health, if you don’t know about these then head over and read my blog on how I discovered the benefits of blue spaces. Recently I headed up to the Lake District to see family and took some time to relax…

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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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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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