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September 2017

Adventure, Inspire, Interview

Hiking the Pennine Way with Steven Rose

Hi Steven, would you mind introducing yourself to our readers? I am 61 years old and last year I took early retirement and moved to the East coast of Yorkshire from West Yorkshire with my wife. My main interest is long distance/fell walking and as a result of this I am a guide for HF Holidays and also for the RSPB. Yorkshire is a stunning part of the country, what an amazing place to retire! Do you have a long distance trail that stands out for you? I have over a 10 year period walked a  ...

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Adventure, Advice

Fear in the outdoors and why we need it

The Fear. It’s gets us all at some point, it stops us making a move, paddling a rapid or stunts our enjoyment of what we expected to be a pretty awesome day. It’s a natural reaction to what can often feel like an unnatural situation. In years gone by the places we now like to explore were seen as dangerous, we learnt to avoid them to stay alive. We want to talk about 3 types of fear: Rational, Irrational and perceived. Let’s focus on the first 2 for now. Irrational fear  ...

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Adventure, Advice, Inspire, Interview, Travel

Cycling Scotland with Jayne Thompson

Hi Jayne, Would you introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Jayne, I live in Wimbledon and I have been a software developer for the last 10 years. I’m currently semi-retired, having quit my job back in May to go on a solo 12 week bikepacking tour of the Scottish Hebrides. I love to challenge myself and enjoy hiking, running and cycling; basically anything that gets me outdoors and away from a computer screen. I’m also a bit of a bookworm and am addicted to reading about  ...

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Adventure, Inspire, Interview

Balancing channel swimming and motherhood with Beth French

If you’ve ever felt like adventures are for someone one else, the elite or wealthy and healthy then this one is for you! We interviewed Beth French and we promise you’ll be inspired by her story. Hi Beth! Why don’t you introduce yourself? I’m Beth french, a self employed single mum who home schools her autistic son from somerset. After recovering from ME, having been reduced to a wheelchair when i was 17, i studied natural health practices around the world- Lomi lomi in  ...

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Adventure, Travel

You need to spend 24 Hours in Annecy, France.

With the crystal clear waters of Lake Annecy, the chilled vibe of the lake shore and the charm of the old town, it really is a spot to add to your bucket list, even if just one a day. After 10 days in the mountains, we made our way down for a change of scenery and a spot of relaxation but it would also make the most amazing base for a longer break, exploring the local hills, hiring bikes to circumnavigate the lake and relaxing on the beach. Here’s what we got up to in 24hrs, with some  ...

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Obstacle races, trail running and getting into the Mountains with Lorraine Lewis

This weeks inspirational interview is with Lorraine Lewis. It left us feeling pretty inspired, we hope it does the same for you! Hi Lorraine! Would you mind telling us a bit about yourself? My name is Lorraine Lewis, I’m 33 and live in Northampton. I effectively have 2 jobs. My day job is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS. When I’m out of work I run my charity along with my husband called The Lewis Foundation (www.thelewisfoundation). Every Friday we go into hospital and  ...

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Adventure, Advice, Inspire, Travel

5 days on the Inca Trail; The Salkantay trek to Matchu Picchu

Despite popular belief, there is more than one Inca Trail. In fact there are hundreds. The Incas spread far and wide around South America and the central point for many of them was Matchu Picchu and the mountain city that developed there. No one really knows why Matchu Picchu exists, how it was actually built or why it is where it is but most Inca roads lead to it. Many believe it was a pilgrimage for Incas to travel to it in order to worship, pay homage to the gods and/or Inca kings. Day1  ...

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