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One Hour Outside | Final Thoughts

Back at the end of September, when I was sat at Ordnance Survey HQ being introduced to the world of map making (read about my visit), I practically spat my tea out when I was told that research showed that a huge percentage of people will not walk if it will take them more than

One Hour Outside | Week 4 Update

The week just gone has been an excellent example of why I set this One Hour Outside challenge and have made so much of it here on Splodz Blogz and on my social media feeds. It’s been dark, cold, wet, and pretty miserable outside, which really does test the motivation to get out and get some fresh

One Hour Outside | Week 3 Update

After what was a rather splendid week of getting outside, this third week of my One Hour Outside challenge has proved a whole lot more difficult. I mean, I’ve done it – just – but it has been a real effort and not particularly photogenic.  This week sums up why my One Hour Outside campaign is important.

One Hour Outside | Week 2 Update

Two weeks into November already – the time is FLYING by! I’ve been very fortunate to have a week off work this week, which has given me the freedom to take my One Hour Outside challenge a little further afield. But we’ve also had some horrible weather here – it’s turned very cold and has been quite

One Hour Outside | Week 1 Update

I have been completely overwhelmed with the interest that my One Hour Outside campaign has had over the last couple of weeks. It seems you think spending at least an hour outside every day in November is a good idea, and loads of you have been taking part, which is exactly what I hoped for. Thanks guys!  Country

50 Things To Do Outside in November. #OneHourOutside

I couldn’t set you a challenge like One Hour Outside (#OneHourOutside) and not provide any kind of inspiration to help you get started. There are lots of these “things to do…” style posts around so I figured there was no harm in putting together one of my own. Naturally mine has an outdoors theme to

One Hour Outside November 2016 #OneHourOutside

We all know that getting outside is good for us. There are so many reasons why we should be making an effort to spend as much time outdoors as possible – fresh air and natural light is good for our body, our mind, and possibly most importantly, our soul. But how good are we at

Get Out More Often – A Challenge for Today

What are you doing today? Are you at work? Stuck in the office until 6pm this evening? Are you in the car? On the train? Off to visit relatives? Travelling to a meeting? Maybe you’re at home with a huge list of household chores to get done (like me)? Go out and explore the woodland down the road.

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 36 #SplodzWPC

We really are racing through the year and I’m not sure I like it. But here we go with another week of photos – hope you can find something to snap on this new theme. Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 36 Theme: Made with Love Wondering how this photo is “made with love”. Well our road trip

The Character of the Yorkshire Three Peaks

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a challenge hike in which walkers take on Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours. It is a reasonably challenging 24/25 mile day hike that offers a variety of terrain and some wonderful views across the Ribble valley. I’ve written about my two experiences of completing the

Fitting in Adventure. Hiking the Yorkshire Three Peaks. (Again.)

I am a huge advocate of having every day adventures. Like the vast majority of adults in this country, I have a full time job and other commitments to juggle. This means that my desire to get outdoors and have fun times in the countryside has to fit in with everything else, both in terms

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 28 #SplodzWPC

I created the Splodz Blogz weekly photo challenge to hopefully inspire and motivate you to take new photographs every week. I give you a theme, you take the photos… take the theme any way you choose and take your images using any camera equipment you have. Share your snaps with me using #SplodzWPC so I can see