Moorland fires – what’s the impact and how can we prevent them?

If you've seen the news over the Easter bank holiday weekend, you'll undoubtedly know that there has been a spate of fires on the UK's moorland. Coming at the end of a dry winter (and last year's long, hot, dry summer), it's perhaps unsurprising that the ground in our countryside is missing the usual muddy … Continue reading Moorland fires – what’s the impact and how can we prevent them?

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Tips for going solo in the hills

I enjoy spending time in the hills with other people, but every so often I like to head out on a solo trip to a new area. It keeps my comfort zone from shrinking, brushes up my navigation skills, and allows me to immerse myself in my environment in a way that I could never … Continue reading Tips for going solo in the hills

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