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The Pennine Way Challenge 2024

The Pennine Way Challenge 2024

Author:
Simon Pollard
I have wanted to walk the Pennine Way ever since I knew it existed. That would have been 2013 or ...
A man stood in nature arms stretched as he enjoys the mental helath boost of walking. The Outdoor Guide encourages outdoor activity to increase wellbeing.

Why Walking is the Perfect Partner for a Happy Mind

Author:
Annie Button
Anxiety, depression and stress have become unwelcome companions in our fast-paced lives ...
A pair of Walking boots are tied to a fence. The hikers have decided to pamper themselves after a long day! The Outdoor Guide, your place to learn and liberate in nature

Post-Walk Pampering: How to wind down after a long walk

Author:
Annie Button
There's no better way to reset your mind and body than getting out for a good long walk in nature ...
Louise Minchin

Fearless – The Back Story

Author:
Louise Minchin
It is 5.16 in the morning. I am balancing a bowl of congealed porridge in my left hand, juggling a ...
Being with Cows

Being with Cows by Dave Mountjoy

Author:
Dave Mountjoy
Gandhi called cows ‘Poems of compassion,’ and it is my greatest wish that through the book, people are given the ...
Magic of Walking

The Magic of Walking

Julia Bradbury is once again championing Living Streets’ National Walking Month. This May, she’s joining people across the UK in ...
Your Dog

10 Tips to Make Your Dog Your Hiking Buddy

Author:
Jane Marsh
Dogs make fantastic hiking buddies, bursting with excitement to explore the outdoors. However, taking them on an adventure trail comes ...
More Walking

Why You Should Incorporate More Walking into your Routine

If you want to incorporate more walking into your daily routine then this is great. If you want to make ...
Skara Brae

Hidden Gems of the UK: Beyond the Tourist Trail for Adventurous Explorers

Author:
Annie Button
The allure of the UK's hidden urban gems lies in their ability to captivate the senses and nurture the spirit ...
From Parks to Playground

From Parks to Playgrounds: Creating Sustainable Spaces with Organic Materials

Author:
Annie Button
Over the last decade, organic landscaping practices have been steadily gaining traction in public spaces across Britain ...
Essential Hiking Gear

Essential Hiking Gear: What Do Beginners Need vs. Advanced Hikers?

Author:
Jane Marsh
How much you enjoy a hike can come down to how prepared you are for it. While you technically don’t ...
Lisa Pauley

AromaSounds – The Practice of Conscious Rest

Author:
Lisa Pauley
AromaSounds weaves together 4 synergistic therapies. Each one stimulates and catalyses our body’s natural healing ...
Disease Precautions

10 Disease Precautions Every Outdoor Enthusiast Should Take

Author:
Jane Marshall
A nasty cut can ruin any outdoor enthusiast’s good day — even worse if it becomes infected. While nature is ...
Hike Abroad

How to Make the Most of a Hike Abroad

Author:
Annie Button
Exploring the great outdoors through hiking offers a wonderful opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the natural ...
Pauline Cox

Do Diets Work…?!

Author:
Pauline Cox
Low-carb, keto, paleo, plant-based, carnivore the Mediterranean diet… the dietary options being flagged as ‘the best way to eat’ are ...
Unearthing your hidden treasure

Nature’s Gym · Movement, Reconnection and Inner Joy.

Author:
Wildfitness
A short story about movement, reconnection and discovering your inner joy ...
Make 2024 The Year You Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Make 2024 The Year You Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Author:
Annie Button
The start of a new year brings the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and expand beyond your comfort zone. It's ...
Citizen Science

How to Turn Hiking Into Citizen Science

Author:
Jane Marsh
Hiking trips can be memorable and incredibly meaningful, helping you gain a new appreciation for the natural world ...
Patrick McKeown

How to Get Out of Your Head

Author:
Patrick McKeown
As a teenager, I vividly recall my daily walk from the bus stop to school in Synge Street, Dublin. Throughout ...
The Benefits of Camping - Source - CC0 Licence

The Benefits of Camping on the Mind and Body

More of us are now using nature as a way to reset the mind and the body. This is why ...
Winter Wellness Outdoors

Winter Wellness Outdoors: Tips For Getting Out in the Cold

Author:
Rob Haggan
It's all too tempting to snuggle up and hibernate through the chilly winter months. But what if I told you ...
Winter Walks

Winter Walks: Why It’s Good To Keep Moving In The Colder Months

Author:
Annie Button
Walking at any time of year can benefit our physical and mental health. It is a natural and innate activity ...
Four tips for sleeping well

Four tips for sleeping well throughout the winter

Author:
Anne Walton
If you’ve read Julia’s latest book, Walk Yourself Happy, you’ll already know the importance of getting enough sleep for your ...
The Therapeutic Effects of Nature

The Therapeutic Effects of Nature: How Green Spaces Aid in Addiction Recovery

Author:
Isabella Williams
Addiction takes away a lot from life, while nature bestows life itself and a multitude of gifts. Although addiction is ...
How Walking Can Help Your Manage These Health Problems

Walking For Health · Small Steps Big Changes

Walking is recommended by many doctors as a way of managing various health problems. It’s a low impact form of ...
Cope with Cancer

Cope with Cancer by Getting Outdoors

Author:
Dr Sarah Swan
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, I was devastated. The following 18 months of surgery and treatment ...
These Multicoloured Islands

These Multicoloured Islands

Author:
Christopher Somerville
I began exploring and writing about these islands forty years ago, and right away became fascinated with what lies under ...
Outdoors In Sussex

Exploring The Great Outdoors In Sussex

Author:
Annie Button
With rolling hills, winding rivers, timeworn forests and storybook villages dotted across its landscape ...
Responsible Recreation: Sustainable Tips To Protect Local Wildlife

Responsible Recreation: Sustainable Tips To Protect Local Wildlife

Author:
Annie Button
The UK’s natural landscapes host an abundance of wildlife and habitats that should not only be celebrated for their diversity ...
Packing Light

Top tips for packing light for your travels

Author:
Anne Walton
Whether you’re taking a holiday or backpacking, packing light can be tough – especially as most of us have a ...
Contaminated Water

Can You Taste Contaminated Water on a Hike?

Author:
Jane Marsh
Hiking in the great outdoors can make you dehydrated. However, it is best to refrain from using a backcountry water ...
How to Plan Vacation

How to Plan Your Next Vacation

Vacation time is exciting! There are so many adventures to go on it can make you feel waves of warmth ...
dog-friendly holiday activities

Four Dog-friendly Holiday Activities

Author:
Anne Walton
For many of us, our canine companions are considered part of the family, accompanying us wherever possible. Although unfortunately, this ...
Serenity Sustainably

The Green Escape: Six Ways to Find Serenity Sustainably

Author:
Erin Lorde
We all yearn for that soothing sense of calm and serenity that the great outdoors can provide. We have the ...
Somerset & Exmoor Coast Festival

Somerset & Exmoor Coast Festival

Author:
Rachel Mead
Looking for a new walking adventure along the coast this autumn? We’re delighted to introduce you to the first ever ...
Monsal Trail

Monsal Trail Review

Author:
Steven Wright
A Comprehensive Guide to the Peak District's Most Scenic Route ...
Market an Outdoor Charity Event

5 Winning Tips on How to Market an Outdoor Charity Event

The most successful non-profit fundraising events don’t just raise money and awareness for a good cause, they also give donors ...
Is Car Camping Right

Is Car Camping Right For Your Hiking Trip?

Author:
Annie Button
For those who love embarking on hiking adventures across the UK countryside, car camping opens up a world of possibility ...
North Highland Way

The North Highland Way

Author:
Tina Irving
In an age where many of us feel the world crowds in upon us and where we understand better what ...
Portmerion Yukon Haughton

Unusual Architectural Marvels & Hidden Gems in the UK

Author:
Erin Lorde
Whether it’s a day trip or a family staycation, get ready to embark on a journey to explore some of ...
Best Gifts for the Hiker

15 Best Gifts for the Hiker in Your Life

Author:
Jane Marsh
Do you know someone who loves the outdoors? Whether your loved one prefers short strolls or overnight backpacking trips, these ...
Paws Paths and Pints

Paws, Paths, and Pints: Dog-Friendly Pubs Ideal for Strolls in London

Author:
Lily Meyers
Dog-Friendly Pubs Ideal for Strolls in London, a city that embraces its canine companions, combining the British love for pubs ...
Access all Ages: The value in keeping active as you get older

Access all Ages: The value in keeping active as you get older

Author:
Annie Button
The physical and mental health benefits of staying active whatever our age are well documented. Physical activity is the key ...
The Importance of Protecting Insects

The Importance of Protecting Insects when Outdoors

Author:
Jane Marsh
According to the experts at the Smithsonian Institution, over 900,000 insect species share the planet with us. If you aren’t ...
Grateful for Every Day: Surviving a Stroke

Grateful for Every Day: Surviving a Stroke

Author:
Carrie Stones
It was a typical day, or so I thought. I woke up, got ready for our weekend walk, and headed ...
Summiting for a Cause

Summiting for a Cause

Author:
Carrie Stones
Our Journey up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) for the Mental Health charity Mind ...
Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness: How Walking Together Can Help Get Us Talking

Author:
Annie Button
Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 is from 15th - 21st May and this year’s theme is anxiety. Anxiety can impact ...
Living Steets

Living Streets – Walk this May

This May, Julia Bradbury will be supporting Living Streets, the UK’s charity for everyday walking, as they call for Brits ...
Liv Quinn

Be a lifesaver this spring with the RNLI’s Mayday Mile

Author:
Liv Quinn, Volunteer Crew Member at Penarth RNLI
I’d always wanted to be on the lifeboats, ever since I was little – in fact it was a big ...
How to Find Clean Water

How to Find Clean Water on a Hike

Author:
Jane Marsh
The thought of how to find clean water on a hike has probably crossed your mind if you travel outdoors ...
Whale poo and how it could save you

Whale poo and how it could save you

Author:
Danny Groves, Whale & Dolphin Conservation
Whales are our BFGs - big friendly giant allies in fighting climate breakdown. We need to protect them as if ...
Nature heals

Nature heals

Author:
Trevor Parsons
A robin to me is more than just something to smile at and to admire its songs. That little bird ...
Great British Spring Clean

Great British Spring Clean

Author:
Carrie Stones, RSPCA
Litter is man-made waste that has been discarded, whether it be a plastic bag or a tin can. It is ...
Yorkshires Instagrammable Hotspots

Exploring Yorkshire’s Instagrammable Hotspots: A Must See this Spring

Author:
Rosie Buckley
Spring has arrived in Yorkshire, bringing with it a fresh burst of colour and vibrancy to this beautiful region of ...
Best Outdoor Clothing Brands Feature

Best Outdoor Clothing Brands for All Skill Levels

Author:
Jane Marsh
Hiking is a simple and timeless outdoor activity, but it requires a fair amount of clothing and equipment for beginners ...
Cornwall

17 Outdoor Events in Cornwall You Don’t Want To Miss

Author:
Annie Button
Whether you’re looking for a UK destination for a short break or a longer outdoorsy holiday with plenty of stunning ...
Allergy Sufferers

10 Tips for How Allergy Sufferers Can Be Avid Hikers

Author:
Jane Marsh
Being surrounded by nature on a hike is a relaxing experience until your nose runs and your throat starts to ...
Aidens TOG Blog

Aiden’s TOG Blog

Author:
Charlotte Redfearn-Ward & Pete Ward
In March 2022, Aiden (then aged 6 ¼ years) was inspired at the National Outdoor Expo where he met some ...
Backpacking Trips

10 Tips for Preparing for Multi-Day Backpacking Trips

Author:
Jane Marsh
Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or a beginner, packing for a multi-day trip can be a bit overwhelming. Here are ...
Deja-brew

Do you get Deja-brew? The best hidden Gloucestershire coffee spots to visit after your walk

Author:
Lily Meyers
The best hidden Gloucestershire coffee spots to visit after your walk ...
Syrens

Syrens, Wells to Glastonbury

Author:
Rachel Mead
25 years ago, two artists were commissioned to create a community sculpture project tracking the pilgrimage route ...
Tree Glee

Giving back to the trees that give us so much

Author:
Cheryl Rickman
Across the duration of our life, from cradle to grave, trees support us – from the pine and poplar of ...
Pest Control

Hiker’s Guide to Pest Control

Author:
Jane Marsh
Hiking is one of life’s greatest pleasures if you’re the active outdoor sort. However, even the fittest adventurers can’t outrun ...
Location Location Feature

Location, Location, Location: How the Great Outdoors Influences Moving Home

Author:
Annie Button
If the last few years have taught us anything about our home life it’s that spending as much time doing ...
Hiking Part of School

Why Hiking Should Become a Part of School

Author:
Jane Marsh
Once a favourite familial pastime, hiking promotes whole-body child development. In fact, new research has underscored the health benefits and ...
5 Outdoor Activities To Stay Fit

5 Outdoor Activities To Stay Fit

Author:
Phillip Brooks
The world we live in today is sometimes moving too fast. Feeling stressed from work, family, and other matters is ...
The Best Drones

The Best Drones for Your Next Hiking or Backpacking Trip

Author:
Jane Marsh
Are you planning an epic outdoor adventure? If so, you probably want to take memorable photos of the trip. A ...
Frosty Walks With Your Dog

Winter Wander-land: Tips for Enjoying Frosty Walks With Your Dog

Author:
Annie Button
Braving the chill and breathing in the crisp winter air is a rewarding experience for us and our dogs. It ...
The Yorkshire Challenge

The Yorkshire Challenge

Author:
Tereza Illikova
The Yorkshire Challenge consisted of 50km walk across the Yorkshire dales. We were very lucky as the weather was fantastic, ...
Zero-Waste Backpacking

A Guide to Zero-Waste Backpacking

Author:
Jane Marsh
If you’re heading out on a backpacking trip, you might be wondering how to be more sustainable outdoors ...
Best Solar Gear

Best Solar Gear for Your Backpacking Trip

Author:
Jane Marsh
Backpacking trips are a fantastic experience for those who want to get into nature and leave the world behind, but ...
TREE GLEE

TREE GLEE: How and why woodland walks and tree-connection are good for you

Author:
Cheryl Rickman
I’ve long felt a sense of solace and calm comfort from being around trees and walking under their canopies, but ...
Coleridge Way

The Coleridge Way: Celebrate 250 years of poetry

Author:
Rachel Mead
Open moorlands, ancient woodlands and historic villages all entwine with sloping valleys and gorges to create the Coleridge Way ...
Walking with your senses

Walking with your senses

Author:
Holly Barber
All too often when we’re out walking we are focused on the destination rather than the journey itself ...
SAD

6 Ways to Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder this Winter

Author:
Annie Button
Autumn and winter are drawing in as the year comes ever closer to a close, and with that means darker ...
Nature Photo Walk

Six Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Nature Photo Walk

Author:
Annie Button
A photo walk is also a known stress-buster; by focusing on the little details that make a place special we ...
The Mendip Way

The Mendip Way

Author:
Rachel Mead
If you’re looking for a hike which offers panoramic views, access to some of the UK’s highest inland cliffs and ...
Personal Hygiene

10 Tips for Personal Hygiene While Backpacking

Author:
Jane Marsh
Backpacking is one of life’s greatest pleasures — and challenges. You can work up a sweat out there on the ...
3 Dads Walking

3 Dads Walking – UK2022

Andy, Mike and Tim, 3 suicide-bereaved dads; in 2021 we walked in memory of our daughters, Sophie, Beth and Emily, ...
Building Endurance

Building Endurance for More Difficult Hikes

Author:
Jane Marsh
Has the call of the wild got you trapped in its siren song? If so, you can indulge your wanderlust ...
Ryan Eddowes

Finding my feet

Author:
Ryan Eddowes
Hi, my name is Ryan Eddowes, and my aim in life is to make hidden disabilities physically seen ...
Preparation is Key

Preparation is Key: Make the Most of Your Long Summer Walks

Author:
Annie Button
Summer and the warmer months of the year are the perfect time to plan an outdoor walking adventure. Long or ...
Making Hiking Fun

10 Tips for Making Hiking Fun for the Whole Family

Author:
Jane Marsh
Summer is the best season to hit the trails. Why not include the entire family in the fun? Ensure that ...
Creating a Happy Balance for a Sustainable Great Outdoors

Creating a Happy Balance for a Sustainable Great Outdoors

Author:
Written by Annie Button
There can be no doubt that development is an important part of life. Whether it comes in the form of ...
A Mighty Hike for Macmillan

A Mighty Hike for Macmillan along the South East Coastal Path

Author:
Lauren Hatch
On Saturday, I joined around 2,000 walkers to take part in a Mighty Hike for Macmillan – a 26-mile trek ...
Camping and exploring West Runton

Camping and exploring West Runton

Author:
Helen Terry
West Runton is the heart of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast – in 1995 the remains of a woolly mammoth were ...
10 Tips for Hiking in the Summer Heat

10 Tips for Hiking in the Summer Heat

Author:
Jane Marsh
Summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy nature’s glory. However, you have to prepare yourself for your ...
10 Steps to Staying Safe on a Solo Hike

10 Steps to Staying Safe on a Solo Hike

Author:
Jane Marsh
Solo hiking is an intimidating challenge. Testing your fitness and survival skills in the wild with no supervision is not ...
Get Back to Being Physically Active

How to Get Back to Being Physically Active and Enjoy the Experience

Author:
Annie Button
We all know that being physically active is good for the body and mind, but knowledge alone isn’t enough to ...
Road to Recovery

Julia’s Road to Recovery

‘When you hear the words “you have cancer” your world stops’. They’re words no one wants to hear. Any cancer ...
The healing power of nature

The Healing Power of Nature

Author:
Holly Barber
There are two things that have helped Julia as she comes through a breast cancer diagnosis. The first, and most ...
Slate Mine Walk

The Snowdonia Slate Trail

Author:
Aled Owen
The Snowdonia Slate Trail is a fully way-marked 83-mile trail through the UK`s latest World Heritage Site which starts at ...
Travel Part 3

How to Properly Prepare for an International Outdoor Adventure (Part 3)

Author:
Milos Milosevic
In the third and final part, we’ll share some more precious info that’ll help you properly prepare for an outdoor ...
Using Apps to Get the Most Out of Your Hike

Using Apps to Get the Most Out of Your Hike

Author:
Jane Marsh
The pandemic closed gyms, fitness centres and studios worldwide, so it’s no surprise that 52% of Brits plan to use ...
Outdoor Adventure (Part 2)

How to Properly Prepare for an International Outdoor Adventure (Part 2)

Author:
Milos Milosevic
In the first part of this article series, we spoke about planning what to do and see and complying to ...
Into your Body

How and Why it Helps to Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Body

Author:
Annie Button
Many people suffer the effects of our hectic modern-day lifestyles, and you could be one of them. Do you spend ...
How to Properly Prepare

How to Properly Prepare for an International Outdoor Adventure (Part 1)

Author:
Milos Milosevic
The planning for any outdoor adventure trip usually starts off with the drive to explore the wilderness. And when it ...
Fell Asleep

Fell Asleep

Author:
Russ Moorhouse
I saw it as a work of art, to wild camp on all 214 Wainwright Fells in the Lakes District ...
Why choose Vivida

Open Water swimming – Why choose Vivida?

Author:
Mel Berry
Over the last 2 years I have tried to embrace the cold water over the winter as part of the ...
Pack Like a Pro

Pack Like a Pro on your Next Outdoor Adventure

Author:
Annie Button
What’s the best way to make sure your outdoor adventure is a success? Great packing! Check out our handy tips ...
6 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

6 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

It can be tempting to spend the winter hibernating, but it’s also a great time to push yourself to exercise ...
Winter Outdoor Activities to Enjoy

6 Fun Activities for the Whole Family this Winter

Author:
Jane Marsh
Wintertime is a great opportunity to see the world in a new light and rekindle or strengthen your family connections ...
Fun Exercises To Do With Your Dog

Fun Exercises To Do With Your Dog

Looking for fun exercises to do with your dog? You’re at the right place. Go through this piece to find ...
Overlanding for Beginners

Overlanding for Beginners – How to Get Yourself on the Road

Author:
TOG Community
After so much time spent indoors, more and more people are trying to escape to the outdoors – and overlanding ...
10 Business Ideas

10 Small Business Ideas for Those Who Love the Outdoors

Author:
Thomas Glare
There are many outdoor-oriented businesses that you could start. Here are ten of the best business ideas that might spark ...
Historic Southwell

Rivers, Railways & a Bramley Apple ~ A Journey through Historic Southwell

Author:
Sally Outram
This is a beautiful and interesting walk, which begins in the heart of Southwell; a small market town in Nottinghamshire, ...
Keeping Insects Away on Your Hike

Keeping Insects Away on Your Hike

Author:
Jane Marsh
There is nothing more annoying than an insanely itchy insect bite, Jane Marsh gives us her top tips for avoiding ...
Marmot Mountain

Hiking Marmot Mountain in Alaska

Author:
Spencer Yeomans
In May, 2021, I had the opportunity to visit the great state of Alaska - a place that had been ...
Best Snacks

Best Snacks to Pack for Any Hike

Author:
Jane Marsh
There are so many options when packing snacks for a hike. Jane Marsh breaks down how to make a decision ...
Dogs on Leads

Should Dogs Be Kept on Leads? The British Public are Divided

Author:
Adam Smith
British dog owners are divided on whether dogs should be walked on or off the lead in public spaces, a ...
Retford

Historical walk through East Retford & Babworth

Author:
Sally Outram
There is no better way to enjoy a delightfully sunny day than packing your rucksack, lacing those boots, and taking ...
Paddle boarding

Paddle boarding is for all

Author:
Heather McMurdo
Scroll through your Instagram page on a Sunday night, and within 30 seconds you are pretty much guaranteed to see ...
Avoid Littering

10 Tips to Avoid Littering when you Hike

Author:
Jane Marsh
Hiking helps connect you to nature, but sometimes it can be hard to leave no trace – here are some ...
Barge

Hills, Valleys and Waterways

Author:
Sally Outram
Join me on this beautiful summer walk, and enjoy stunning panoramic views, rolling hills, and the peaceful tranquillity of the ...
Newark

Coffee & Culture ~ Newark

Author:
Sally Outram
This great little walk takes in many of the sites which makes the market town of Newark, such a fantastic ...
Outdoor Dogs

8 Best Dog Breeds for Outdoor Lovers

Author:
Ane Graham
When you’re a person who loves nature, you want a very active dog who can keep up with outdoor activities ...
Lake District

How literature and poetry encouraged walking …

Author:
Lydia Unwin
How literature and poetry encouraged walking, exploration and appreciation of the Lake District. A String of Pearls ...
Lyme Disease

What you need to know about Lyme disease

Author:
Caudwell LymeCo Charity
If you’re a seasoned hiker it’s likely that you’ve heard of Lyme disease, or at least come across a tick ...
Going on a camping trip is something that everyone should try at least once in their life. I think most people would be in agreement with that, and it’s probably something that the majority of people have done by the time they reach adulthood.

2 Things I Learned While Camping at Night, Alone

Author:
Jamie Stone
Going on a camping trip is something that everyone should try at least once in their life. I think most ...
Fenetic Wellbeing

Fenetic Wellbeing Walking Campaign

Author:
Fenetic Wellbeing
Fenetic Wellbeing’s team have brought together a group of walks based on how long you and your loved ones have ...
The Sea

The Sea

Author:
Martin Gough
Martin Gough's love letter to the sea tracks his relationship to the waves, reformed from his new seaside home in ...
Stargazing

Night Walks for Stargazing

Author:
Raul Mercado
There are few steps as fulfilling as those accompanied by night skies filled with countless stars above. Taking a night ...
Feet First

Feet First February Challenge

Author:
Vicky Malmsjo
This time 12 months ago I didn’t walk anywhere. As an open water swimmer I spent all of my time ...
What It Is About Being Outdoors

What It Is About Being Outdoors?

Author:
Roger
Julia Bradbury recently asked the question “What is it about being outdoors ?” on her Cornwall and Devon Walking program ...
Ardingly Reservoir

Ouse Valley and Ardingly Reservoir

Author:
Simon Baker-Irons
This trek is inspired by a screensaver picture that popped up on my laptop recently, usually the many images are ...
Binsted Woods

Around Binsted Woods

Author:
Simon Baker-Irons
This trek is a 6.5 km (4 miles) circular walk around the village of Binsted and nearby ancient woods, situated ...
5 Great Places

5 Great Places to Get Children Outdoors in London

Author:
Sabrina
We’ve been finding it helpful to get outdoors and in nature, especially since the social distancing and lockdowns began. There ...
Edible Landscape

A Magical, Edible Landscape

Award winning author, Rachel Lambert is a respected wild food foraging teacher and shares her knowledge of a magical, edible ...
Safety Tips for Camping with Kids

Safety Tips for Camping with Kids

Camping can be great fun and fantastic activity. But, camping with your kids is a different ball game. Mere thinking ...
Secrets-of-Kingley-Vale

Secrets of Kingley Vale

Author:
Simon Baker-Irons
Beneath many parts of the South Downs National Park lies a secret landscape revealing the lives of people who resided, ...
Carbon Choices

Climate Change and the Great Outdoors

Author:
Neil Kitching
I have always loved the outdoors, walking and cycling from an early age.  I have now completed the Munros and ...
I Walk To Be Healthier

Open Water Swimmer Gets Her Land Legs By Walking Her Way Through Lockdown

Author:
Vicky Malmsjo
Hi, my name is Vicky and I am an open water swimmer. You may now be wondering why I am ...
Mindfulness Photography in Arne, Dorset

Mindfulness Photography in Arne, Dorset

Author:
Marie Stuart
One sunny afternoon last week I set out to visit the RSBP nature reserve just outside Wareham, in Dorset, hoping ...
Wainwright Staircase

Climbing my Wainwright staircase!

Author:
Paul Bravin
A number of events have conspired to force me to undertake what the rest of my family have come to ...
Just An Ordinary Family Of 5

Just An Ordinary Family Of 5

Author:
Zoe Turner
Do you work 40 hours a week? Do your children go to school Mon-Fri? Do you even work some weekends? ...
5 Ways To Level Up Your Outdoor Adventures

5 Ways To Level Up Your Outdoor Adventures

Author:
Mike Powell
Once you get a taste for the outdoors and all it has to offer, you may be out and about ...
Pulborough WildArt Trail

Pulborough WildArt Trail

Author:
Simon Baker-Irons
Pulborough WildArt Trail is a 4km interactive trail between Pulborough RSPB Wild Brooks and Pulborough Station ...
Camino-de-Santiago

Camino de Santiago – A Life-Changing Adventure

Author:
Rebecca
One of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the late Middle Ages, El Camino is now listed as a UNESCO ...
Summit or Nothing

Hiking, wild camping and a love for the Great Outdoors

The outdoors has been an amazing addition to my life, it has vastly improved my physical and mental health, but ...
Dartmoor

High Tors of Dartmoor

Author:
Trev Lewis
During these past months of national lock down, I have been very fortunate to be situated where I am, on ...
Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal: A 400 Mile Hike In Southern Siberia

Author:
James
Lake Baikal, Russia. A place of beauty and extremes. Until February 2020 it was on my bucket list of places ...
Nature is all around us

Nature is all around us – we only need to look

The infinite variety of nature is close at hand and you can celebrate the ordinary wonders of the natural world ...
© Chris Waldron

Blencathra Stolen Summit Stone by Chris Waldron

Author:
Chris Waldron
After the summit stone was stolen last August John has been hell bent on replacing it ...
Alex White, The Young Wildlife Champion

Alex White, The Young Wildlife Champion

Author:
Alex White
Alex White is a 16-year-old wildlife photographer & blogger from Oxfordshire who has published a book called Get Your Boots ...
Pindos

Hiking in the Pindos in Greece

Author:
Tim Salmon
The Peloponnese and Pindos Way follows ancient footpaths from one end of Greece to the other: from the Albanian border ...
Are we there yet? - Tollymore Forest Park

Are we there yet? – Tollymore Forest Park

Author:
Katy and Kim McMonagle
Happy New Year! Our first walk of the year takes place in the beautiful Tollymore Forest Park located in Byransford ...
Are we there yet? - Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail

Are we there yet? – Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail

Author:
Katy McMonagle and Kim McMonagle
Are we there yet? – Stairway to Heaven (Cuilcagh Mountain) For our final walk of the year we decided to ...
Are we there yet? - Divis and Black Mountain

Are we there yet? – Divis and Black Mountain

Author:
Katy & Kim McMonagle
Divis and Black Mountain – spectacular views across Northern Ireland This month’s walk is again located in Belfast City, a ...
Cave Hill

Are we there yet? – Cave Hill

Author:
Katy & Kim McMonagle
This month’s walk is located within beautiful Belfast city, Cave Hill offers a hike which is most certainly worth the ...
Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? – Butter Mountain

Author:
Katy McMonagle and Kim McMonagle
The second instalment of ‘Are we there yet?’ takes place in the magnificent Mourne Mountains. The Mourne Mountains are located ...
hidden-gem

Are we there yet?

Author:
Katy McMonagle and Kim McMonagle
Are we there yet?, is a mother and daughter walking duo based in Northern Ireland, we want to inspire people ...
Walking on Sky

Walking on Skye with Geoff Brown

Author:
Geoff Brown
Geoff Brown decided to tackle the Isle of Skye with partner Alison and their trusty tent! ...
Northumberland family diaries

Walks around Northumberland with kids

Author:
Northumberland family diaries
With so many child friendly walks on offer, here is a breakdown of walks to do around Northumberland with kids ...
New Zealand

Wildlife of New Zealand with Canon EOS R

Author:
WalkingHolly
Holly tests out the new mirrorless Canon EOS R from Park Cameras on the wildlife of New Zealand ...
Ladies Adventures - With BackPacks & Bruises

Ladies Adventures – With BackPacks & Bruises

Author:
Sam Weatherstone & Sue Copley
'Backpacks and Bruises'  AKA  Sam Weatherstone & Sue Copley are life long friends who have rediscovered their true calling ...
Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

To watch Eloise enjoy climbing her first mountain after having gone through everything she did was a blessing to see ...
TOG’s 100 Free Things to do Outside with Children

TOG’s 100 Free Things to do Outside with Children

Author:
The Outdoor Guide
Here are The Outdoor Guide’s top 100 things to do outdoors with children ...
Completing the 214 - Hand-in-hand to Haystacks

Completing the 214 – Hand-in-hand to Haystacks

Author:
Sherrie & Gary Farnsworth
Read Sherrie and Gary’s Wainwright story as they climb all 214 fells ...
Walking in New Zealand

Walking in New Zealand

Author:
Holly Brega
Holly takes a 6 week trip explore the best places on where to walk in New Zealand ...
Nature is a Healer

Nature is a Healer

A blog about how nature is a healer for mental health issues and how it helped get one man back ...
Explore the Woods, by Holly Brega

Explore the Woods, by Holly Brega

Author:
Holly Brega
Explore the Woods is a project Holly created in University where she created a short length documentary film about the ...
Hoglets!

Hoglets!

Author:
Andy (Hoglets)
I have always been interested in British wildlife since watching hedgehogs, squirrels and foxes in my childhood back garden during ...
Walking in Scotland, by Chris Waldron

Walking in Scotland, by Chris Waldron

Author:
Chris Waldron
Some great walking in Scotland around Loch Trool, Culsharg Bothy, Benyellary Summit and Merrick Summit ...
Highwaymen and Medieval Heights

Highwaymen and Medieval Heights

Author:
Simon Baker-Irons
This month's trek is a circular walk from Arundel Bridge to the top of Barpham Hill and back taking in ...
Portreath to Devoran Trail – A personal recollection

Portreath to Devoran Trail – A personal recollection

Author:
Chris Hindley
The journey by rail from Liverpool Lime Street to Perranwall station is an eye-watering seven hours and thirty minutes, slightly ...
Behind the scenes of Gin, Cake and Rucksacks

Behind the scenes of Gin, Cake and Rucksacks

Author:
Beth Pipe
Sometimes, when we have a crazy idea, we look back and wonder what on earth we were thinking but that’s ...
Alfred Wainwright’s Pennine Journey

Alfred Wainwright’s Pennine Journey

Author:
David & Heather Pitt
In celebration of 80th anniversary of ‘A Pennine Journey,’ walkers are being encouraged to take part in a marathon ‘PJ ...
Everything you need to know about travelling with small children 

Everything you need to know about travelling with small children 

Author:
Rachael Matthews
Everything you need to know about travelling with small children  Driving long journeys with small children can be a challenge ...
Monsal Trail Walk – A personal recollection by Chris Hindley

Monsal Trail Walk – A personal recollection by Chris Hindley

Author:
Chris Hindley
Three things immediately strike you as you reach the Trail proper. Firstly, it is wonderfully quiet. The steep valley sides ...
Blind Walkers' Group

Blind Walkers’ Group

Author:
Jenny Winter
June this year (2018) saw the London Blind Walkers’ Group annual visit to the Godalming and Haslemere Ramblers (G&H) who took ...
Julia’s mountain garden raises £2000 for charity

Julia’s mountain garden raises £2000 for charity

A mountain-themed garden display designed by David Domoney and inspired by Julia Bradbury has raised £2000 for the Mend our ...
Perthshire Railway Walk – A personal recollection by Chris Hindley

Perthshire Railway Walk – A personal recollection by Chris Hindley

Author:
Chris Hindley
This is a personal recollection of the Perthshire Railway Walk written by Chris Hindley ...
The Walking With The Wounded Walk Of America 2018

The Walking With The Wounded Walk Of America 2018

Author:
Walking With The Wounded
A team of wounded veterans have embarked on a 1,000 mile journey across America to spread awareness ...
David Winwood - Walks with the artist - Accessible mobility scooter or wheelchair access walks

David Winwood – Walks with the artist – Accessible mobility scooter or wheelchair access walks

Author:
David Winwood
David Winwood - Walks with the artist - Accessible mobility scooter or wheelchair access walks David Winwood is a Pointillist ...
Freshwalks

Freshwalks

Author:
Daniella
Freshwalks launched in 2014 to challenge existing networking formats by combining a professional business community with life-improving exercise and an ...
A way of Opportunity

A way of Opportunity

Author:
Colin Antis
Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for us all by responsible recreation ...
Will the bluebell woods at Ashridge be wheelchair accessible?

Will the bluebell woods at Ashridge be wheelchair accessible?

Author:
Susie Twydell
 I went with my cousin’s family to see the Bluebells in the woods at Ashridge Estate. They really were amazing, ...
Woodland Experiences

Woodland Experiences

Author:
Ady Martin
Woodland Experiences? Its all about the fire..We all stare at the dancing flames..hypnotic as they are..if you could read them ...
Family Walks By Rebecca Lees

Family Walks By Rebecca Lees

Author:
Rebecca Lees
It’s not a walk, it’s an adventure! Fed up of cheerfully announcing to the kids that you’re ‘going for a ...
A Bird Therapy Blog by Joe Harkness

A Bird Therapy Blog by Joe Harkness

Author:
Joe Harkness
In a world of uncertainty – I find that nature and birdwatching are a constant source of comfort and solitude ...
Let’s Get Ready to … Hurtle!

Let’s Get Ready to … Hurtle!

Author:
Phil Sproson
Let’s Get Ready to … Hurtle! The Hathersage Hurtle is an exciting trail race for runners and walkers, covering 20 ...
Walking with Wild Kids can be Wonderful

Walking with Wild Kids can be Wonderful

Author:
Lucy Brown
Years ago a lifestyle guru told me that my main method of meditation and relaxation should be walking. He advised ...
The Urban Ranger - Walking Inspiration

The Urban Ranger – Walking Inspiration

Author:
Keith Hook
The Urban Ranger website promotes better well being by way of walking in nature. The idea for the website came ...
RUNNING THE TOUR DE FRANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH 

RUNNING THE TOUR DE FRANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH 

Author:
Elliot Brown Watches
Marathon runner, mental health campaigner, and Elliot Brown watch ambassador, Pete Thompson, has set one of the world’s most famous ...
Lake District Mobility – Making the outdoors more accessible

Lake District Mobility – Making the outdoors more accessible

Author:
Lake District Mobility
Launching 3rd May 2018 at Whinlatter Forest Park Lake District Mobility is a new charity aiming to provide specialist 'all ...
Margaret's 220 mile Hardy Way Sponsored Walk

Margaret’s 220 mile Hardy Way Sponsored Walk

Author:
Margaret Marande
Margaret Marande, 81, from Fontmell Magna in Dorset, is to walk the 220 mile Hardy Way – the long distance ...
Exploring The Canal

Why Families Need to Get Outside.

Author:
Sarah Whiting
Phrases such as ‘getting back to nature’ and ‘exploring nature’ underline how disconnected we have become as a society from ...
Soothing walks in south Wales by Rebecca Lees

Soothing walks in south Wales by Rebecca Lees

Rebecca Lees blogs are about all things hiking and writing. Enjoy this blog entry called Soothing walks in south Wales ...
NEW ITV PROGRAMME! Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 with Julia Bradbury

NEW ITV PROGRAMME! Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 with Julia Bradbury

This new two-and-a-half-hour special for ITV pulls on its hiking boots for a countdown of Britain’s favourite walks – featuring ...
The Reasons I Walk by Mark Procter

The Reasons I Walk by Mark Procter

Author:
Mark Procter
Because I can. That sounds really trite doesn’t it, but, if you can walk, you should; for exercise, for health, ...
My Cliffpath Walk

My Cliffpath Walk

Author:
Mark Rodgers
The Cliffpath walk by Mark Rodgers This walk starts at Dunseverick Castle ruin on the County Antrim shoreline and from ...
‘Streets Of London’ to be released on CD on December 15th 2017

‘Streets Of London’ to be released on CD on December 15th 2017

The new recording of the timeless song ‘Streets Of London’ will now be released on CD. Performed by the original ...
Max McMurdo’s Motorhome Adventure

Max McMurdo’s Motorhome Adventure

Author:
Max McMurdo
Max McMurdo was kitted out by Marquis Motorhomes to explore Camping and Caravanning Club sites around England ...
Bronte Country and Yorkshire Dales Events

Bronte Country and Yorkshire Dales Events

Author:
Eagle Intermedia
The Bronte Country and the Yorkshire dales are beautiful places to visit no matter what time of year. So what ...
Peak District: Accessible, Family Friendly and Free

Peak District: Accessible, Family Friendly and Free

Author:
Jane Sandwood
If you’re looking for the best of British countryside, look no further than the Peak District. Despite its name, there ...
TOG Team supports the Bowel Cancer Walk Together Campaign

TOG Team supports the Bowel Cancer Walk Together Campaign

Author:
The Outdoor Guide
Bowel Cancer UK sent the TOG team some selfie footprints to support their campaign 'Walk Together'. Walk Together is a ...
RSPCA Walking With Your Dog

RSPCA Walking With Your Dog

Author:
Holly Barber
Dogs are part of the family, and exercising with them provides a great opportunity for bonding as well as helping ...
10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lake District

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lake District

Author:
Craig Manor
The Lake District is full of surprises! Around every corner lies a new valley and view, each with its own ...
11 year old Lauren makes radio contact from all 214 Wainwright Fells!

11 year old Lauren makes radio contact from all 214 Wainwright Fells!

Author:
Kevin Richardson
Lauren is 11 and is set to the youngest radio amateur operator to successfully make radio contacts from all 214 ...
Settle, Yorkshire Dales, and the Three Waterfalls

Settle, Yorkshire Dales, and the Three Waterfalls

Author:
Jamie L. Dyson
We began our walk by taking the Dales High Way along the shallow River Ribble, which meanders through fields and ...
The kids are alright...and loving the countryside

The kids are alright…and loving the countryside

Author:
Maggie Ashton
Young folk often get a bad press these days but volunteering on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme has shown me ...
Something About Our Dear Friend Jay Appleton

Something About Our Dear Friend Jay Appleton

Author:
The Outdoor Guide
The The Outdoor Guide team were invited to film Julia Bradbury officially open Jay Appleton’s joint exhibition of his work ...
Find It, Share It, Live It

Find It, Share It, Live It

Author:
Debbie North
As part of our research for our Lake Pass Trail, we came across four lovely ladies. They were so interested ...
Hip2trek

Hip2trek

Author:
Emma Lewis (Emma Hip2trek)
I’m Emma Lewis a Yorkshire Mum of two and outdoor and parenting blogger, walking my way back to fitness after ...
The Armchair Mountaineer

The Armchair Mountaineer

Author:
Thomas Smallwood
I quit the rat race to redesign my life. I am Thomas Smallwood; entrepreneur, mountain enthusiast and, now, blogger! In ...
Ben's dog blog - my canine adventures on the Munros

Ben’s dog blog – my canine adventures on the Munros

Author:
Bernadette Walsh (alias Ben)
This blog tells the story of how a young, unknown puppy (from West Cumbria, in the United Kingdom) gains fame and maybe even fortune, as ...
Walks in the UK, The outdoor Guide Logo

TOG… Where it all began…

Author:
Gina Bradbury Fox
My name is Gina Bradbury Fox and I am the big sister of television presenter Julia Bradbury and co-founder of ...