A Wild Week on the Water: Sea Kayaking Near Glasgow, Scotland

kayaking scotland Jun 22, 2019

The city gradually falls away, buildings dwindle and the hills dominate the landscape. Then the water, the Clyde, Loch Thom, the sea; dolphins, porpoise, golden eagles. Gannets dive at 70 mph and curious seals peak over the waves. The Secret Coast of Scotland is just two hours from Glasgow.

If you want to experience life from a different perspective, take to a sea kayak. These specialist boats are designed for speed on long journeys with plenty of space for camping kit. How else can you scour...

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From Fear to Fearsome: Jo Bradshaw Attempts the Seven Summits

Jo on the summit of Denali.

Who?

Jo Bradshaw is a 48-years-young former no-saying, height-hating, risk-averse sofa surfer who has gradually turned fear into fearsome. Having started her working life with horses, in her mid 20s she moved into retail and gradually worked her way up the management ladder in various industries, finally becoming a Business Advisor for Business Link in Buckinghamshire.

A kick up the backside by a good friend resulted in a charity bike ride in 2004, which, in...

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These Women Can: Female Success in the Iconic Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race

Danielle Sellwood and Guy Dresser speak to competitors in the ultra-distance, Devizes to Westminster canoe race, which this year saw unprecedented success by women.

Women weren’t allowed to run marathons for years. Infamous Youtube footage shows an official trying to stop American runner Katherine Switzer from completing the 1967 Boston marathon. Yet it was a British woman, Jasmin Paris, who ran away from all the men in the 268-mile Montane Spine race earlier this year, sparking much...

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Marion Shoote: Sunburnt rock and desiccated peaks – bikepacking the Pamir Highway

For me, bikepacking is about being able to explore those remote corners of the world that are otherwise hard to travel through at the right pace. Self-sufficiency is key: pack up your bike with your tent, food and some spare layers, and head off into your chosen slice of wilderness to see what the day will bring. You never quite know what is going to happen each day: what you're going to see, who you're going to encounter or where you're going to sleep that night. If my trips over the years...

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Rosie Watson: Failing to run the length of the Pyrenees, via the Haute Route

failure pyrenees running Apr 11, 2019

May 2018; I was inside, revising, again. Attempting to cram another 100+ pages of notes, which I had only just caught up on yesterday, into my brain in less than 48 hrs, well enough that I could survive yet another final year exam. “It’s OK”, I told myself, “in a few weeks time you’ll be on a trip of a lifetime, for a whole month! It will be paradise!”. 

The Haute Route is the highest and toughest of the trails which follow the Pyreneean mountains on...

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Eve Jones: Five climbing films you NEED to watch

climbing film review Mar 26, 2019

Outdoor climbing and mountainous adventures lend themselves to the film form due to both their naturally stunning scenery and the intensely personal nature of long-term climbing projects. More than this, these films form an exciting part of climbing culture. In a tight, uncompetitive community, watching the big names of climbing take on cutting edge ascents has a unifying effect; we all know some of the internal conflicts they’re experiencing, we all appreciate the incredible...

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Anna McNuff Announces Barefoot Britain Adventure 2019

news running Mar 20, 2019

Yesterday, adventurer Anna McNuff announced her next adventure: Barefoot Britain. In 2019, Anna will run 100 barefoot marathons across the UK - and she means barefoot. No shoes whatsoever!

The Route

Barefoot Britain will take place from summer through to winter of 2019. Anna will start on 2nd June from the Shetland Islands and weave her way down through the UK - including parts of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Isle of Wight.

You can see the full route here.

Guiding the Next...

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Lisa George: Come Dive With Me - A Beginners Exploration into the Deep Blue

I have always loved swimming and being in the water; there is something wonderful about being weightless in this strange environment – the closest you can get to flying under your own power. You can also encounter some of the largest marine animals who can easily out-manoeuvre you in an instant and many could kill you just as quickly but choose not to out of curiosity or acceptance of the bubbling stranger floating by. I never really learned how to swim properly as my father taught me,...

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Hannah Parry: How to adventure in London

My boots slipped and slid in the soft mud as I held out my arms for balance. The footpath rose steadily uphill in front of me with thick undergrowth on either side - white snow lay in patches where the now bright daylight had failed to reach. The path widened and suddenly I was dazzled by the low, winter sun. A frozen pond, a memorial stone and some surprised ducks greeted me at the top. Navigating the edge of the pond led me to an ideal lunchtime bench where I unpacked my picnic with a...

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Bex Dawkes: Are adventures destroying the planet?

Fresh air. Big skies. Mountain tops. Epic storms. Endless views. That’s what does it for me. Those big breath, deep sigh, wow moments. Those tiny pieces of time when you feel grounded and lifted and massive and minuscule all simultaneously. When you feel completely immersed and in awe of the world around you. When you feel really connected.

Humanity is complexly interwoven into many of the earth’s ecosystems. And yet, so often, we live as though we exist separately to the rest of...

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