I booked a holiday! Well that's how it started out anyway. I tried taking a break last year but after 3 days on the South Wales Coast I was bored and went home early and most of those three days were spent gear testing for reviews. It's one of the dangers of being an outdoors journalist; you holiday doing the same things you spend your time writing about and inevitably you take photos. Photos become write ups and suddenly your…
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:22

8 Adventures you can try a day at a time

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One of the great joys of adventure is the planning process; all the possible scenarios running through your mind and the anticipation rising. Unfortunately, however, in Britain the weather seldom plays along with even our best made plans. A week of planned warm weather can dissipate into isolated days at any time of the year but in spring, in particular, you're often better off planning a smash and grab raid on adventure when the sun shines. If you're looking for…
Last year we gave our prediction sof who to watch out for in 2014, selecting 6 people we had an inkling would hit the headlines in the year ahead. Each of our 6 to watch in 2014 did hit the headlines, with an additional tip mid-way through the year to keep an eye on Ian Burton and As the Crow Flies for a Kendal Award. Our prediction that Terry Abraham would get BBC exposure for his films was undoubtedly our…
When the phone rings and a friend on the other end says "get your kit together, we're going to Wales/The Lakes/Scotland* (delete as appropriate the destination is irrelevant)" it usually means a chance to test some kit that's in for review - but what about when the work ends and it's just for fun? With a garage full of kit covering 3 decades there's pretty much someothing for every occassion, from 35+ year old Trangia to next season's cutting edge…
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