OMM 2012 – Location Announced!

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!

Coastal Path Walking for WaterAid

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

Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend Camping

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

The Extreme Stroll Around Manchester

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

Climb a Mountain, Tumble 1000ft and Survive

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

Bird Watching – Wild Birds of Prey Centres

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

Skyrunning – Ben Nevis Race

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