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Outdoor adventures, outdoor relaxation and a healthy lifestyle

It's been nearly a year since I last posted on this site and, if I'm honest, I've been wondering whether it's finally time to close it down. WAIT, WHAT?!!!! Let me explain a bit more.... The early days of Outdoor-Girl.com coincided with a change in my career direction. I was a budding outdoor writer, moving … Continue reading Outdoor adventures, outdoor relaxation and a healthy lifestyle

Pressing reset

My mind was full and empty at the same time. I had so many possibilities, yet I was stuck. My feet rooted in the ground, my world shrinking because I just couldn't evaluate all the options well enough to make decisions. Work, pleasure, exercise, fresh air, socialising, you name it. The options seemed endless yet … Continue reading Pressing reset

New mountain bike trail opens at Oakwell Hall, nr Leeds

Mountain bike advocacy group, Ride Kirklees, recently opened a new mountain bike trail on the northern boundary of Kirklees. Located in the grounds of the historic Oakwell Hall at Birstall (near Leeds) the new trail has been built by Bike Track (who built the trails at Leeds Urban Bike Park and Lady Cannings Cooking on Gas). At Oakwell Hall, the new blue graded … Continue reading New mountain bike trail opens at Oakwell Hall, nr Leeds