Bike exploring: Help for Heroes
OS GetOutside Champion, Helen Pollard, takes us on a great Mountain Bike (MTB) route used as part of the delivery of MTB leadership training to Phoenix House staff in collaboration with Cycling UK.
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Bamford to Edale, via Ladybower
Laying between Bamford and Edale (at the foot of Kinder Scout), it makes for a perfect, easily extendable half-day walk with good views, which can happily end in a pub lunch in front of a cosy fire! The area also has great access by rail and easily navigable, so no need to have a designated driver if you fancy a pint at the end!
Championing women in the outdoors
The freedom, if not the desire, to explore the planet has been a long time coming for women. The playing field is a lot more even now than when the first female pioneers of mountaineering and derring-do were on the scene, yet when I am out hiking, in the line-up or on a climbing wall I often find myself in a very male-dominated world. I reckon it’s time we changed that.
GetOutside Champions 2018
Meet the new collection of OS Champions who will be leading the GetOutside charge and showcasing the best of Britain with their stories and tips in 2018. These people will be helping and inspiring you to GetOutside in 2018 – follow them on Twitter and Instagram to get advice, adventures and gorgeous photos.