10 things to do in the October holidays

October 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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As children looking forward to a week or two of school holidays in October, parents might be scratching their heads over what to do in the mid-term break. We suggest 10 great outdoor activities for kids and families this autumn. 1) Wild food foraging: Hunting for your wild foods is […]

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Two Three Peak Challenges

October 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm

When taking on the three peaks, don’t let anyone tell you that preparation isn’t everything. Weeks of training, progression of fitness, suitable kit and accommodation are just a handful of things that MUST be done. Everyone approaches the Three Peaks Challenge differently, here are just two approaches. Jason Cartwright is […]

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Anyone for Conkers?

September 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm

The leaves may be falling and the nights drawing in, but there is plenty to look forward to this Autumn. The run up to Christmas is an exciting time; when you can enjoy the fresh air and make the most of the great outdoors. Indulge in some good old fashioned […]

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The 1000 mile walk…

September 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

In the words of The Proclaimers –“I would walk Five Hundred Miles and I would Walk Five Hundred More” I regularly fundraise on behalf of Cancer Research and Drug Development at the Royal Marsden Hospital where I was once a patient, but walking 1000 miles was my most ambitious fundraising […]

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HORSING AROUND AFFORDABLY

September 2, 2014 at 10:33 am

Checking my bank balance is often a depressing job. Where did all that week’s earnings go? Ah yes, I see. The horses. The horses. And the horses. Woops! Not much money left for me.                     Thank goodness for the Regatta clothing […]

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The fun of a family micro adventure

September 2, 2014 at 9:57 am

The weather forecast was good and the night looked warm and dry. The time was right for a micro adventure! Micro adventures are mini-style adventures that usually include a night under the stars but do not require lots of travelling or planning. Micro adventures are perfect for busy families and […]

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Why not go down to the woods today

Why not go down to the woods today?

August 26, 2014 at 10:19 am

A study undertaken by Forestry Commission Scotland has revealed that many more people visit woodlands than previously realised. The figures show an impressive 9.1 million woodland visits are made to forestry land each year. Most people who visit Forestry Commission locations are walkers (76%), while 8% of all visits are […]

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UP, UP AND AWAY IN MY BEAUTIFUL BALLOON

August 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

For a day out, Bristol isn’t the shortest journey from where I live in Liverpool, but for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, it’s probably worth it. I’ve always had a fascination with air balloons, their old-time majestic beauty as they silently and stealthily traverse the sky has had me in […]

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How to enjoy a microadventure

How to enjoy a microadventure

August 19, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Too little time for an adventure? Not sure where to find one? Worried about how you’ll cope or what it will cost? That’s because you haven’t discovered the microadventure!   A microadventure is defined as an “expedition” that is close to home, easy, cheap and can last less than 24 […]

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Great mountain biking events for kids

Outdoors play is officially good for kids’ health

August 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

A new report has confirmed just how important play is for our children’s good health. The Play Return study, by the Children’s Play Policy Forum, found that play helps to boost language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning skills. It also reported that playtime in the school playground could […]

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