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

Hamsterley Beast, enjoying the challenge without crossing the start line

This weekend saw the 3rd year of the fearsome sounding Hamsterley Beast mountain biking event. When Mr Outdoor-Girl first pressed send on his entry form months ago, I added the date in my diary to go along as his most enthusiastic supporter. The immediate question springing to your minds might be why on earth I was planning … Continue reading Hamsterley Beast, enjoying the challenge without crossing the start line