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6 Jan 2017: Fear of heights on Lundy Island

Goats on Lundy Island

How to visit Lundy and have a holiday that is physically and mentally refreshing, rather than draining, and allows for a level of challenge and adventure pitched to avoid both boredom and terror?


29 Nov 2016: Tips for choosing a challenge event.

Greenway Challenge finishers' mugs

Choosing the right event can make all the difference between a great day and a frustating slog that doesn’t achieve your goals. So what should you look for?


26 Nov 2016: Our year’s foraging

Elderflowers in bud and flower

It’s been a great year for foraging but, as always, it’s the stuff you don’t manage to do that sticks in the mind.


24 Nov 2016: Picking things up

We’ve picked up walking again after quite a long period when it hasn’t been a major focus in our lives.


2 Oct 2014: The Holy Grail

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So – the holy grail of a national coast path around the whole of Great Britain is slowly coming to pass with a new 34-mile section of path opened between Hartlepool and Sunderland.


26 Sep 2014: Literary rambles

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What’s your favourite way to spend a blustery autumn day? Curled up by the fire with a cup of tea and a good book, or striding across the landscape breathing fresh air and getting some colour in your cheeks?


21 Sep 2014: Autumn foraging

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This year has seen a bumper autumn for foraging with a fantastic crop of fruit gathered by us from hedgerows within a short walk of the house thanks to the warm and mild spring.


10 Aug 2014: Bure Valley

Bure Valley Railway locomotive

It has been a long-held ambition of mine to combine a trip on the Bure Valley Railway, a narrow-gauge railway running steam-hauled passenger services for nine miles between Aylsham and Wroxham, with a walk on its accompanying footpath. Our recent trip to Norfolk has finally presented us with the chance to accomplish this.


2 Aug 2014: Overstrand

Cromer beach and cliffs

Hang about – what do you mean, Norfolk Coast Path extension?


18 Jun 2011: Barefoot hiking

Muddy feet on a brick surface

How effective is a spot of barefoot hiking in toughening up the feet and preventing injuries in advance of a big event? Possibly more than you could ever imagine…