One day adventures: Tetbury and Westonbirt

Sometimes a weekend away isn’t possible or needed. Even on these weekends mini adventures are not hard to find! A quick scour of a local map should always reveal somewhere new to explore. Having recently applied to be a #GetOutside champion I was quite excited to be offered a months free subscription to OS online…

‘Look! Look! Those people are swimming’

Do you like swimming? I’m fairly indifferent about indoor swimming, the pool is usually too hot or too cold, other people who can’t follow lane etiquette annoy me and I find that I get bored fairly quickly. However I have recently discovered another way – swimming outdoors. I’m not talking wetsuits, Vaseline and those pesky…

Trying something new: A SUP adventure

Trying new things makes you feel good. FACT. If those new things are in the outdoors then they make you feel fantastic! I’d been wanting to try stand up paddle boarding (SUP) ever since I’d seen folk bimbling around the harbour while living in Tauranga, New Zealand. It looked so peaceful and elegant and an…

Outdoors in the city

According to the last census a staggering 80% of people in England and Wales live in urban areas. I am part of this 80% as are many of my fellow lovers of the outdoors. Living in the city has many advantages but does mean that getting to the ‘true outdoors’ is sometimes just not practical…