Outdoors

Fun Ways to Keep Fit

Oh man has my fitness suffered in the last six months. Yes, I’ve done some hikes here and there but generally speaking I’ve either been sat on my motorbike, sat on my office chair at work, or sat on my sofa at home. An awful lot of sitting. And slouching. So it is time to

Bear Lake and Milkshakes

The thing about road trips is that there will inevitably be days where the main aim is to eat up the miles and get closer to the next big destination. But in the spirit of life being all about the journey, we did our best to make sure we saw something cool even when we

Sunflowers and Conservation at Vine House Farm, Lincolnshire

Getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside doesn’t have to include well-planned adventures or super human endurance efforts. It can be a simple day out at a local farm, learning about their business and getting a look behind the scenes. Living in Lincolnshire I am surrounded by fields that make up some of the most important

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 Trail Ridge Road over the Rockies

Just as spending time by the Pacific Ocean was very important to me while we were on our North American road trip, spending time in the mountains was equally as important. Living in Lincolnshire as we do, we are not blessed with a mountainous landscape from our bedroom window, and having fallen in love with

Inside the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Not content with standing at 14,115 feet above sea level at the summit of Pike’s Peak, having ridden up the 19-mile highway (go read about it) in the morning, we wanted to make even more of our day and so we retracted our steps for about an hour to visit a gold mine museum and

On Top of the World at the Summit of Pike’s Peak

One of the benefits of road tripping in North America was being able to spend time in the mountains. The huge dominant peaks with their own weather systems that are covered in snow all year round make you gasp in awe and not just because of the altitude. I think it is somewhat of a

Predicting the Weather in the Mountains. Storms in Cripple Creek.

I often speak about where my love of the outdoors comes from. There is no doubt in my mind that the summers of being “dragged” up a hill on a Sunday afternoon by my parents are to blame. I know I complained about it at the time (sorry Mum!), but even with the moaning about

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

An unexpected delight for me, I have to admit, I thought the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park deserved a blog post all to itself. It surprised me with its beauty and ruggedness, and I’m very glad we’d made time to spend a day exploring the what looked on paper like a small Park but

Falling in Love with Colorado

We spent a little bit of time in Arizona, New Mexico and southern Utah, the desert States, and enjoyed our time in the sunshine very much. The scenery and our experience in these States was just awesome. But I think we would both very happily admit that we were looking forward to the next State

No Excuses for Getting Outdoors – Win a Trespass Waterproof!

Let’s face it, if you want to get outdoors in the UK, the one piece of absolutely vital gear you need is a waterproof coat. Even on the brightest and warmest of days in the British summer, you are wise to stuff a waterproof jacket into your pack, you know, just in case. But you

Too Hot to Hike in Bike Jeans. Canyonlands and Arches National Park.

As we got off the bikes and started to wander towards the Delicate Arch viewpoint in Arches National Park, a Park Ranger asked us if we were okay and what we were planning. She’d spotted the motorbike boots, jeans and the fact we were carrying our bike jackets. It was 35 degrees and only 10am,