World topping UK islands

July 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm
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The UK’s fabulous islands have been voted as some of the best in the world. Four of the top 10 best European accolades go to Scottish islands and one Scottish island even made it into the top five islands in the world. International travel site TripAdvisor asked travellers to vote […]

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Are you ready for the Tour De France

Are you ready for the Tour de France?

July 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

This weekend, the Tour de France comes to England, specifically Yorkshire, with many people keen to catch some of the live action. The Tour riders with begin their challenging multi-day race in Leeds tomorrow with the Grand Depart before heading south through England and then across to France. Day One […]

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Rachael Nine on the West Highland Way

Rachael, nine, on the West Highland Way

July 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

As many parents know, not every child in the UK is lazy and computer-addicted. Flying in the face of what the surveys tell us, there are still plenty of kids who love running, playing football, cycling and being outdoors. And young Rachael Moseley of Cumbria is a great example. Rachael […]

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Summer of outdoor festivals

Summer of outdoors festivals

June 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

The number of festivals in the UK is fast-growing and expanding in diversity. Here we bring you 10 great summer festivals to visit. So pack your camping – or glamping – kit, wellies and a few outdoors clothes and head to a festival near, or far, from you. Lunar Festival […]

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Launch of new John Muir Way

June 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

John Muir is something of a hero in Scotland. He was the founder of America’s national parks and a legendary conservationist. He was also born in Dunbar, on East Lothian’s coast. While Muir lived only the first 11 years of his life in Scotland before setting sail with his family […]

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Top UK festival for families

June 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm

A growing number of family friendly festivals offer a great opportunity to spend quality time with your partner and kids. From music to poetry and food to books, there is a festival taking place in the UK this spring, summer and autumn to appeal to all desires. Most festivals include […]

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Cycling events for all the family

June 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

Cycling is a great activity for all the family. From tiny tots, kids can join the grown-ups on bike carriers and pull-alongs and as soon as they are old enough they can ride alongside – or, most likely, way ahead! – on their own bikes. Across the UK you’ll discover […]

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Beware for the Wee Beasties

Beware the wee beasties

June 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

The UK’s great outdoors is an amazing playground for walkers, cyclists, kayakers and more. But as the summer heats up it’s important to be on the look out for a tiny beast that could ruin your fun – and health. Beware the ticks The tick, the Ixodes ricinus, is the […]

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Paws for Thought in Englands Forests

Paws for thought in England’s forests

June 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Dogs are much loved in the UK and many accompany their owners on outdoors adventures. But for the humans, it not always easy to know where dogs are welcome or, indeed, positively encouraged. Now a new Ruff Guide to the Forest has been launched by Forestry Commission England. It reveals […]

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50 days to get fitter

50 days to get fitter

May 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This month sees the launch of a worldwide drive to encourage people become fitter and healthier with the 5X50 Challenge. The Scottish charity, 5X50 is kicking off its 50 Days To Fit campaign and is calling for as many people of all ages in as many countries as possible to […]

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