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
After reading all about the impressive work of Lizzie Carr and her Plastic Patrol initiative. We decided to take some of her great ideas and further develop them with our own, in order to create some amazing new designs for her trusty Stand Up Paddle Board and then write up our amazing work within a series of detailed newspaper reports.Read More
I had devised some very handy tips and practical advice, on how to improve your morning cycle commute. I am a cyclist and daily cycle commuter. Read more and find out how you can make the morning commute the best it can be.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
As part of our school STEM week and a strong focus on recycling and reusing plastic. My class decided to make some plastic bird feeders out of recycled plastic bottles. Read our step by step guide to see what we did.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
50 Bucket list ideas to do in the Great Outdoors is a comprehensive list of fun activities that any child or adult can enjoy in their own free time. I hope these 50 ideas help to serve as inspiration and motivation and indeed help others get outside, enjoy the natural world around them, without spending large amounts of money on unnecessary extras.Read More
During my own childhood and Primary Schooling, back in the 1980’s. I have very clear and distinct memories of how cool my school was. With my local Primary School being a diverse and exciting place, where I was not only lucky enough to be inspired by the world around me, but also by the bold and inspirational individuals who led us along this beautiful learning journey. One thing was clear, I really enjoyed learning from the Great Outdoors.
Find out more about the Surprising Benefits of Outdoor Learning in my new blog post.
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What will it be like in 2019?
With 2018 drawing to a close and a New Year around the corner. This blog post focuses on all that have supported me during a pretty successful 2018 and how I can encourage others to step up, get out and do something new in the year ahead.Read More
Children should be embracing the outdoors.
My thoughts and response to the proposals set out by Education Minister Damian Hinds and his encouraging words about children utilising the outdoors as a creative learning tool. To learn in the outdoors and to incorporate good practice back in the classroom.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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