Back in May we published a post letting everyone know that the 2012 OMM location was still a mystery, and that the OMM 2012 will not be in the Kielder Forest. Last week (14th July) OMM announced the location of the 2012 OMM to be the Howgills. Howgill Fells The Howgills Fells can be found … Continue reading OMM 2012 – Location Announced!
Without a doubt the UK coastline boasts some of our most amazing scenery. Picture in your mind rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, tidal estuaries and abundant wildlife. Perfect places for walking! Oh, and there's one more thing you might notice on a coastal walk... lots of water! Which brings us onto WaterAid, a Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated … Continue reading Coastal Path Walking for WaterAid
You will probably have heard about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which luckily for most of us includes 2 bank holidays (4th and 5th June). Many people and communities will be celebrating in different ways, including street parties and bbq's, others amongst us will use the long weekend to get out hiking and camping for … Continue reading Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend Camping
Formerly known as the Karrior International Mountain Marathon KIMM, the Original Mountain Marathon is said to be the forerunner of adventure racing. From its inception in 1968, each year this legendary outdoor event has taken place in a different area of the UK. Whilst the region where the race is to take place is revealed … Continue reading OMM 2012 in Kielder Forest?
The family fun begins this weekend with many schools starting their Easter break, though some start their holiday next week. With this in mind we've done some digging around and found some great events across the UK in the coming weeks, fun for all the family. We've done our best to segment our list by … Continue reading Get Outdoors this Easter Weekend
This post has been updated for 2013! On the 25/26 May the London 2 Brighton Challenge will be taking place. Now in its third year, this 100 km event is extremely popular for charity fund raising. One of the charity partners is The Hunger Project, and they are looking for volunteers to take part in … Continue reading Hunger Project Seeks Walkers
This is my first blog post, and though it is not my first attempt to use English I'll apologise in advance for the incorrect grammar, spelling, typos and general idiocy that this post will surely exhibit! The point of this particular post is to discuss the Bogle Stroll 2011 that I have signed myself up … Continue reading The Extreme Stroll Around Manchester
This weekend news headlines read "man falls 1000ft from mountain", the mountain in question was Sgurr Choinnich Mor, around 5 miles east of Ben Nevis. The climber in question was Adam Potter, an experienced climber from Glasgow. At 2.30pm on Saturday, just moments after reaching the summit Adam began to fall. As his friends looked … Continue reading Climb a Mountain, Tumble 1000ft and Survive
In October 2009 we interviewed John Loder, RSPB Campaign Talks Officer, about the RSPB's Birds of Prey Campaign. In many countries around the world wild birds of prey are under threat from habitat loss and systematic killing. In some cases reintroduction programmes are helping to restore bird numbers. For example, Red Kites in the Chilterns … Continue reading Bird Watching – Wild Birds of Prey Centres
According to the Federation for Sport at Altitude (FSA) , skyrunning is Running from the sea to the sky, from the plains to the earth’s highest peaks. Outdoor sports such as running, biking, skiing, duathlons, triathlons which are undertaken at altitudes above 2000 m are collectively known as Skysports. Typical locations for Skysports are The … Continue reading Skyrunning – Ben Nevis Race