Over the summer holidays, and with valuable time on my hands. It was good to get outside and find the opportunity to explore some more locations in the Netherlands I don't necessarily have the chance to visit all that often. Read on and find out more about what the east has to offer.Read More
Review of our latest Glamping in France. We chose to camp at the Huttopia Campgrounds on the picturesque island of Noirmoutier. This is a comprehensive review of the campsite and what it has to offer all visitors.Read More
Over the last few months, I have been testing out another one of Quad Locks great sports products. This time I have been using the Sports Armband out on my regular runs. Read this review and see what I thought of it.Read More
What better way to spend a wet and windy Summer afternoon at Monk Bouldering Centre in Rotterdam. Read my unbiased thoughts and recommendations on this outdoors and adventure climbing paradise.Read More
The SmartHalo cycle navigation system is the coolest cycle product you can buy for your bike. As a daily cycle commuter see what I thought of this really cool product from the innovative designers at SmartHalo.Read More
An exciting Stone Age-inspired craft activity, that is ideal for all Key Stage 2 aged children, which can easily support any Stone Age Topic. It is a practical activity, and it can easily be implemented in the classroom or at home.Read More
Why you should go for walks after work is a motivational piece of writing that encourages everyone to get out after work and go for a walk. It doesn’t really matter where you walk, or indeed for how far, by utilising what you have all around you and embracing the fresh air will definitely bring untold benefits to your overall health and well-being. Read on to find out more.Read More
Here is a list of some of my 5 favourite outdoor clothing brands to help you get started and kitted out for the Great Outdoors. I start with The North Face, probably the best known outdoor clothing brand out there, then move on to the likes of Fjallraven, Haglofs, Montane and Rab Equipment. Where I hope to give my honest opinion of what these popular brands might offer.Read More
There's nothing better than an outdoor hen night with your girl gang. Click on the link and get some great ideas on how to have an outdoor hen party in style.Read More
Here is my latest review of the Quad Lock Smartphone Adaptor. This is a fantastic piece of kit and it has certainly now become an integral part of my outdoor kit bag. I have reviewed this product while using it regularly on my trips outdoors and it is easy to use and allows me to take some great photos on my Smartphone.
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People of the Outdoors is my latest series whereby I acknowledge those individuals who are inspired and motivated to spend their lives in the Great Outdoors. This series forms a selection of personal interviews and imagery taken from these dedicated individuals. This second interview is by Outdoor Enthusiast Mathias Wielinga, who enjoys hiking and exploring the wild outdoors.Read More
People of the Outdoors is my latest series whereby I acknowledge those individuals who are inspired and motivated to spend their lives in the Great Outdoors. This series forms a selection of personal interviews and imagery taken from these dedicated individuals.
The first interview is by intrepid Outdoor Enthusiast Rory Southworth, who enjoys utilisng the wild outdoors, at any given opportunity.Read More
A Camping trip is meant to be fun. However, when you are dealing with the elements of nature, one mistake can turn the whole experience sour. When it comes to the outdoors, it pays to be prepared. This article talks about the complete checklist of things one must keep in mind before they venture out into the wild.Read More
Cycling tips for staying safe on the road.
Nowadays, it seems like more bicycles are out on the roads rather than simply ageing or gathering dust in the garage or shed. This increase probably has something to do with increased awareness over the worries of climate change, or it is simply due to the fact we all seem on a fitness drive (of sorts) and are continually looking to keep in shape and lead a more healthy and positive lifestyle.
Peak District Walks - Mam Tor.
This is the second in my series of popular Peak District Walks. It forms one of my favourites, that being the stunning area around Mam Tor. I hope you enjoy this mini adventure.
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WOW Park: A great day out for all would-be adventurers. I recently had the chance to spend the day adventuring in the Danish Woodlands, at an amazing outdoor adventure playground. It was an exhilarating experience, climbing and swinging in the treetops. Rediscovering your childhood, as nature intended.
Read what I thought of this pretty impressive place, in my latest Blog Post.
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Read all about my latest Camping visit to Delflandhoeve in the Netherlands.
A great little campsite in South Holland, close to the city of Delft.
Top Tips from a Cycle Commuter.
Over the last few years, there’s definitely been somewhat of a revolution in the number of people choosing to cycle to work. Maybe it's down to increased traffic on the roads, personal issues relating to health, cost or simply trying something new. Either way, there are many great benefits of riding into work, rather than driving or using public transport.
In this particular post, I hope to highlight some of my Top Tips, after I decided to ditch all modes of transport, in order to complete a 32 mile/52km cycle commute each and every day.Read More
Here is my latest Outdoor Product review. In this particular post, I will be reviewing the Black Diamond's 'Ultra Distance' carbon fibre folding trekking poles. A 3-section Z-Pole combination and design, that features a flexible coated inner cord, a single push-button release system, together with the very handy Speed Cone technology that has Black Diamonds impressive avalanche probe design—a key component of Z-Poles'.