We all talk about wild camping, the inter-web is awash with blogs and sites dedicated to it. But exactly what is wild camping? I originally wanted to write a post about the features you may want to consider for a backpacking tent or bivi bag, but my research opened up so many questions as to … Continue reading What is Wild Camping?
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!
Have you looked out of the window today? It's Friday and it's raining again! The inclement weather however has not scuppered my plans to go hiking this weekend. Indeed, as with many hikers in the UK, I actually like to be out in the countryside in the rain. Ok, there may not be so many … Continue reading 10 Tips for Hiking in the Summer Rain
Earlier this year the coalition government proposed conversational plans to sell off much of England's forestry and other woodland. After a public outcry the government stood down from it's position offering to create a panel to report back and suggest the future of the forests. The independent panel of 12 members, chaired by Right Rev James Jones - … Continue reading Forestry Panel invites your views on the future of England's woodland
You may not think it, but bats are a great friend to hikers and campers. To find out exactly why, you will have to read on! Now, whilst bats may have a bad name on account of Count Dracula, the truth is, like most other mammals, bats are furry and very cute. If you need … Continue reading Bat Watching in the Lake District
Adventure racing is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. The Adidas Terrex Adventure Race will be a 4 day non-stop event held in the Lake District. The race will follow a 400 km linear course across Cumbria, with shortcuts available for novice teams. Good navigation is essential for the race, and you will be provided … Continue reading Adidas Terrex Adventure Race
Which walking route planner websites are the best? In the second part of our guide we are reviewing five websites that include walks in specific areas of the UK. We conclude with a review of John Dawson's Lake District Walks. http://www.lakedistrictwalks.com General / Searching for a Walk John Dawson's Lake District Walks is a veteran … Continue reading Lake District Walks Route Planner Review
Recently, when opening a copy of Summit magazine, out popped a flyer on which was a scenic photograph showing fields, trees, a lake and mountains. Printed at the top was a bold proclamation: "keep beautiful places safe." Usually flyers that pop out of magazines are lucky to even get a cursory glance before going straight … Continue reading Campaign for National Parks
When you fancy going for a hike or walk there are plenty of route planner websites on the internet that can provide help and inspiration. Whether you are going to a particular part of the country for the first time or looking for a hidden gem in your own backyard, there are plenty of on-line … Continue reading A Guide to Best Walking Route Planners
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team have put together a very cute little video to promote the sale of "Mountain Rescue Teddies" as part of their fund raising efforts. The video which is posted on You Tube is embedded below. It shows the teddy mountain rescue team embark on a heroic mountain rescue typical of the type … Continue reading Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team Teddies