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Discover great outdoor activity ideas and detailed routes to follow around the UK for all types of adventurers.
Let’s face it, 2020 was a horrible year, with many people stuck inside and unable to see friends, family, and loved ones. However, many of us found solace in the outdoors, something that we usually took for granted suddenly became the highlight of the day. Reconnecting with nature and our local areas has helped us both mentally and physically and allowed us to appreciate a slower pace of life.
The Lake District is a hub for adventure, whether you’re looking for multi-day hikes or just escaping for a few hours. It's also home to some amazing gravel tracks and quiet lanes that are perfect for getting out on the mountain bike.
Sat between Ambleside and Grasmere, Rydal is home to the extensively photographed Rydal Cave, a manmade former quarry. #GetOutside Champion Rory Southworth takes us on a leisurely 6.2km route.
Hutton Roof Crags is a lesser walked area in Cumbria. Rory Southworth takes us through a remarkable hillside littered with limestone pavement.
Not far from the Lake District and visible from the same stretch of Motorway lies a small mound of hills. Names such as Winder, Brant Fell and The Calf do not capture the imagination like their loftier neighbours. Having said that, The Howgill Fells are beautiful in their own right and well worth a visit.
Jack’s Rake is a brilliant grade 1 scramble in the stunning Langdale area of the Lake District, with potential for something more for those looking for a bit of a bigger thrill or an extended adventure.
The Old Man of Coniston is part of the Furness Fells in the Lake District, standing 803m high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston, and Coniston Water. OS GetOutside Champion duo, TwoTravlrs, take us across this underrated beauty of the Lakes.
James Forrest explores the very best of the Langdale Pikes in a long – but glorious – day of hiking.
The English Lake District is blessed with some of the finest scenery in the United Kingdom. Its fell tops, Lakes and Tarns have inspired many an artist and poets work! The many walkways and National Park paths there cater for all abilities to enjoy these beautiful surroundings at any time of the year. I am fortunate enough to live within an hour or so of the Lake District, so it has become my playground of choice.
#GetOutside Champion, Stef Jackson-Horner, knew that a big white wedding wasn't for her and her fiancé; what they wanted was a walking wedding. Find out how the big day went and how you go about preparing for such an event in the British outdoors!
Perfect as a walk or run and great for families, this Peak District route is easy to follow with stunning views from the popular Mam Tor.
The North Barrule trig pillar is on the Isle of Man and is at the end of a lovely ridge with many false summits.