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ONE PAIR OF BOOTS FOR EVERY ACTIVITY | KEEN TERRADORA

When you are heading out for a day outside, how do you choose what to put on your feet? When packing for a road trip for which you have limited room in your bag, how do you pick the sole pair of shoes that will mean you can do anything you want to and be

AT HOME ADVENTURE AT LOCAL NATURE RESERVES

I have always been a huge advocate of exploring nature’s spaces close to where I live. While I do enjoy travelling far and wide to enjoy the great outdoors at the top of mountains or on multi-day adventures, I still consider myself an “at home outdoors lover”, someone who absolutely sees the benefit of getting

INGLETON WATERFALLS TRAIL

The Yorkshire Dales are awash with rolling hills and beautiful walking routes, so many that you could live there for years and still not discover them all. But if you have time for just one walk when you are in the area, you would do well to head to the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a well

CHOOSING WALKING SHOES

Anyone who has ever wanted a new pair of walking shoes, or in fact any kind of shoes, will know that the decision on which to buy is not made very easy thanks to the sheer volume of styles and designs available. And with walking shoes in particular, you need to consider a lot more

50 THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THIS SUMMER

I love this time of year. It has so much potential for adventure at home and away – it’s warm (ish!), dry (ish), and just feels like there is more time in the day to spend at least some of it outside. But sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas when you spend so

A WET WALK FROM EDALE TO GETOUTSIDE

As someone who does most of her walking alone, I have taken this GetOutside Champion thing as an opportunity to be a little more sociable. Having come back from the launch event feeling inspired, I put out a call to my fellow Champions that simply said: “I’m going to head out for a walk from

HUNTING FOR PETER RABBIT AT LANGDON NATURE RESERVE

Encouraging kids (and adults) to go out for a walk just for the sake of going for a walk can be quite difficult. This is why geocaching has become popular, it adds purpose to a walk, a sense of excitement in searching for the little cache box. One of the disadvantages is it puts the

WHERE I WEAR MY COAT

Back in November the lovely people at Blacks (I say lovely and mean it, they’re always so helpful in there, not in a pushy “I must make a sale” kind of way, but rather in a knowledgeable “love to get outside” kind of way), sent me a new waterproof jacket with one simple request –

WALKING FROM BEAULIEU TO BUCKLER’S HARD

Earlier this month I headed down to Southampton for tea. I do this at least a couple of times a year because, well, sometimes keeping in touch on the internet is just not good enough and you have to see friends in person. Rather than heading down just in time for dinner, I got up

TOP ADVICE FOR HAPPY FEET – BECOME A SOCK SNOB

Whenever I am asked what my absolute top piece of advice is for those wishing to get outside more, I always say – “wear good socks”. Whether you want to go on a day hike or two, start a self-powered commute (walking or cycling), or simply want to spend more time out and about, the

POO ON THE VIKING WAY

Getting outside for me is as much about exploring the trails close to where I live on a Saturday morning as it is about travelling further away for more organised or planned adventures. It’s just good to spend time at home, and I feel it is important to make an effort to get to know

THE BINBROOK LOOP, LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS

Lincolnshire is often overlooked when people are looking for decent hiking, what with our seemingly flat and featureless countryside. But as I’ve mentioned before here on Splodz Blogz, Lincolnshire has some great footpaths and bridleways through some stunning countryside and beautiful villages – it is a great place to hike. And while the Fens may