Tag: #GetOutside

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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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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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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The Outdoorsy Type Suffolk

This week I tried something new, I joined The Outdoorsy Type Suffolk on a group walk. This isn’t something I would usually do, being a shy person, but it was so worth plucking up the courage to go along and meet such a wonderful group. The group has recently been set up by friends Helen…

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This Girl Can Ambassador

Last week I announced on my social media channels the exciting news that I have been selected as one of Active Suffolk‘s This Girl Can Ambassadors. This Girl Can is a Sport England nationwide campaign to inspire and empower women. It aims to get women and girls moving, regardless of their shape, size or ability. Fear of…

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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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Scouts

I am extremely lucky and proud to have been a beaver, cub, scout, senior scout and now cub scout leader. I was sent to beavers with my friends as a child and my bug for the outdoors has grown ever since. I have completed my Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh through the scouts…

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Doorstep Discoveries

Having to walk from the house and not being able to explore further a field has many of us finding all sorts of places within walking distance of our homes. Whilst I had been to Mickfield Meadow before from home and as part of other drive to walks I had never experienced the snake head…

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