Outdoors

What's the Deal With Walking?

Andrew White | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

What's this walking think all about then? There's been such a big push to go walking and to get outdoors in the past couple of years, but there are still people who haven't got the message yet - or perhaps don't even get the outdoors. So, this post is for you to show them...

5 Reasons You Should Swap Your Gym For The Park This Summer

Romy Grace | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Romy Grace

You may not be on a beach in Thailand, but being outdoors amongst the grass, the trees, and the pitter patter of laughing children can help improve overall wellbeing and mental health. It sure beats facing a grey wall on the treadmill.

A 'Sweet as' Kiwi Hike - The Tarurua Range

Shannon Kendall | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

New Zealand. A country world-renowned for its phenomenal landscapes- rainforests, volcanoes and glaciers perfectly decorate the two islands creating a...

Finding Fire: Swiss Alpinist Ueli Steck Back on Himalaya

Will Ross | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

Nicknamed 'The Swiss Machine', Steck is known for his outstanding ability in alpine free climbing. Since setting a number speed records up Europe's highest mountains, the last few years have seen Steck focus on climbing in the Himalayas to peaks in excess of 8000m. The joint ascent of Everest and Lohtse was one of Steck's major high altitude bids for 2013.

Five Ways to Get Your Children Out Walking

Andrew White | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

Getting children into walking at a young age can influence their habits in later life - hopefully leading to a healthier, more active lifestyle. So how can you get your young ones interesting in walking? Here are my top 5 ways to get your children out walking...

Book Review: My Outdoor Life by Ray Mears

Robert Bradley | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

We all have them don't we; stolen moments of fantasy! Where we imagine doing something out of our comfort zone and turning our lives into one great big adventure! These tend to find me on the London underground, on my depressingly dull way home from work. How many of us rarely step out of that cotton wool world we've created for ourselves?

The Day I Got My Kit Off for a Pop Video

Hugh Carswell | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hugh Carswell

When we came to think about making the video for the single 'Take Hold', which is all about that incredible feeling of liberation, I wanted to try to capture a bit of that spirit - and the idea was born that we should feature some swimming, in particular, some underwater swimming.

The Nature Dollar

David Bond | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Bond

It's always nice to get a good review. Here at my production company Green Lions, we have just spent three years of our lives on a film, PROJECT WILD THING and it is gratifying to find out that people enjoyed it.

The Best Things in Life Are Trees

David Bond | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

This week is the 40th anniversary of National Tree Week. Coordinated by the Tree Council, it marks the start of the winter tree planting season. There are events all over the country, bringing together community groups, schools, and conservation charities...

Welcome to the Zombie Crowd

David Bond | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

When should children be allowed onto Facebook? The site says it only accepts users over the age of 13. New research published this week by Internet security giant McAfee and the Anti-Bullying Alliance says that most children use the Internet away from their parents' watchful eyes (which I can quite understand).

Re-wilding the Nation's Kids

Mike Collins | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK
Mike Collins

Without really noticing we've been heading towards the end of the traditional outdoors childhood. Something that many millions of adults took for granted is becoming the exception rather than the norm for today's children, where-ever they live. Roaming ranges are down, physical activity is down and the ability of children to identify common wildlife is being lost.

Sport and Exercise for Women - 1930s Style

Outdoorbuzz.net | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Outdoorbuzz.net

In a time when most outdoor pursuits are undertaken by men and women alike, we couldn't help but have a giggle reading through a 1930s guide for women that made the fairer sex out to be delicate little flowers who could barely handle a light walk. Pah!

Child Screen Addiction

David Bond | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

The film makes these teens feel trapped: afraid of not spending enough time outdoors on the one hand, and, on the other, anxious about missing out on socialising through technology. They had asked me for help - and I wasn't sure what to say. I'm not a trained counsellor.

A Very Wild Network

David Bond | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

A year ago today I stood up in front of a room full of conservationists and told them they had failed. They exist to get people outdoors and connected to nature. But, increasingly, people are not interested. They vote with their feet, and stay indoors. More worryingly, so do their children.

Some of the Best Events in London this Fall

Party Earth | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Party Earth

With the beginning of another school year, students stationed in London this fall should maximize time spent outside before exams hit and temperatures...

WATCH: What Would Happen To Your Body If You Stopped Going Outside?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The bottom line (no pun intended) is that we, as a nation, sit down way too much. We're just as guilty as the next person of sitting down at our desks...

Bluffer's Guide to Camping

Emma Smith | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Smith

Camping: just you, your tent, the open air, the hard ground, outdoor toilets... what could possibly go wrong? Wait, why would that be fun?

The Real Stranger Danger

David Bond | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

There's a danger that our obsession with stranger danger will make us uncomfortable around children. A few years ago, a poll commissioned by Play England found that 44% of men would hesitate before helping a child in distress for fear of being thought a paedophile. This is insane.

Top Barbecue Tips for Summer Weekends

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

Summer has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than to welcome the British barbecue season. To ensure your get-together goes off without a hitch here are a couple of tips and essentials, leaving you with time to make the most of summer and all the outdoor fun that goes with it.

Review of 'The Forager's Kitchen' by Fiona Bird

V.C. Linde | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

The Forager's Kitchen is a very different approach than most other cookbooks and so it can take a little time to get your head around but it is both thrifty and a lovely alternative to the usual recipes that you see.

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition. Dispatch 18

David Tait | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Tait

My name is David Tait - I'm an NSPCC Trustee and 'charity mountaineer' having now successfully climbed Mount Everest four times - in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I climb to raise both awareness and money for the many violated kids - one of whom was I.

In Praise of Stone Skimming

Mike Collins | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Collins

Stone skimming nestles at number five on the new '50 things to do before 11 3/4' list published by the National Trust this week... Stone skimming, that timeless past time that generations have enjoyed. Whether you skim yours on a beach, lake or river the experience and emotions are the same. This is partly about accuracy and technique but it's also about pride and raw emotion.

A Girlfriend's Guide to Fishing

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

"Hey honey," I said, hands on my hips and a look of incredulity plastered across my face. "Do you know what I've always dreamed of? Putting these hands in a bucket full of maggots, staring into the water for 10 hours straight and a flapping fish slapping my face! I mean, do you know what a manicure costs these days?"

Letting Children Have a Natural Childhood

Mike Collins | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK
Mike Collins

Making nature part of children's everyday experience is a simple and effective way of plugging them into the world around them. Children are naturally inquisitive and love to explore; it's about getting them hooked and excited about the simple things. It could be about watching ants marching to their nests, snails clinging to a wall or birds singing in a tree.

Summer in Northern Karelia

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

North Karelia in the East of Finland, close to the Russian border, is a charming place to spend one's summer holidays. Lake Pielinen is the cool, liquid heart of this area that inevitably has made us fall in love with it.