What Outdoor Gear Do You Need to Take Up Scafell Pike?

Recently I wrote about doing a hike and scramble up Scafell Pike in the Lake District. What outdoor gear should be taken on a day walk up the highest mountain in England? This would obviously depend upon the time of year and the expected weather conditions. Below is a list of the outdoor gear that … Continue reading What Outdoor Gear Do You Need to Take Up Scafell Pike?

The Original Mountain Marathon: flood, gales and stranded runners…

Headlines over the weekend have been highlighting what has been some of the worst storms to face 'The Original Mountain marathon', causing it to be called off for the first time in it's 40 year history. The Original Mountain Marathon, near Keswisk, Cumbria Each year several hundred people take part in the Original Mountain Marathon, … Continue reading The Original Mountain Marathon: flood, gales and stranded runners…

Kendal Mountain Festival Update

Looking for a little something extra, whilst enjoying the great outdoors?  Why not take a visit to Kendal Mountain Festival and enjoy a whole host of festivally things! UPDATE: For Kendal Mountain Festival 2009, click here The Kendal Mountain Festival combines outdoor sports, adventure, environment, education and culture to make a perfect long weekend for … Continue reading Kendal Mountain Festival Update