Save the date! Kendal Mountain Festival 17th to the 20th November 2016. “an awesome weekend of adventure” Kendal Mountain Festival is the UK’s premier mountain film festival. Winner of ‘Visit England’s Tourism Event of the Year’ Kendal 2016 Teaser from Kendal Mountain Festival on Vimeo. Calling all filmmakers. Film entries […]
Equinox Sky Camp 30th Sept – 2nd October The LAS Equinox Sky Camp is the largest star party in the UK. Hundreds of amateur astronomers meet at Kelling Heath, Norfolk, for a weekend of observing and events. You don’t have to travel far to find dark skies. Within easy reach of […]
I have just returned from a very enjoyable cruise to Norway and Spitsbergen (Svalbard). During the cruise from the period 9th to the 23rd July from Newcastle to Spitsbergen (Svalbard), the latter at over 78 degrees north, I attempted my first ever long-distance walk on a cruise. I walked over […]
Pendle Walking Festival Saturday 13th August to Sunday 21st August – 71 guided walks in some of Lancashire’s most beautiful countryside, from the easy to the challenging. In the heart of Pennine Lancashire, this is one of the biggest free walking festivals in the UK. With plenty of guided walks for […]
Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August each year. Enjoy the day from Rohan in Yorkshire. A little bit about Rohan in Yorkshire. Over forty years ago in Skipton we started starting making clothes for the high mountains.
The winner of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Travel Writing Competition 2016 is Suzy Pope for her piece on Dar es Salaam. Launched in March in a bid to discover the best of British talent, the competition challenged readers to submit a great piece of travel writing. The brief was […]
For #NationalBookLoversDay 9th August 2016 A recent post in an American Outdoor Magazine featured: The 25 Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer – Occupy your off-season with the successes, failures, and bemusements of fellow adventurers. The 25 essential books included (I will not list them all) Old Glory, Jonathan Raban (1981) A Walk […]
Countryfile Live 2016 will be hosted in the grounds of Oxfordshire’s iconic World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace, celebrating the very best of our countryside. The new event includes the Countryfile presenters, Adam’s Farm, live arena shows, rare breed and other animal displays, the latest farming machinery, outdoor fun for kids, hundreds […]