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Frog Graham Round

The Frog Graham is a swim-run challenge involving over 40 miles of running over Lake District fells and swimming two miles across Bassenthwaite Lake, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Derwentwater. OS Champion Alex Staniforth tells us about the route and his experience of the Frog Graham Round.

Bob Graham Round

The Bob Graham Round is an iconic sub-24-hour fell challenge which traverses much of the Lake District. OS Champion Alex Staniforth shares his experience of the Round and why this epic Lakeland route makes such a memorable run or walk.

Alex Staniforth

Meet Alex Staniforth - Endurance adventurer, obsessed runner, motivational speaker, author and Charity Director.

Alex Staniforth

We speak to OS Champion Alex Staniforth about his experience with mental health and how the outdoors has helped him and so many others. After overcoming a string of challenges including Everest, Alex now runs charity Mind Over Mountains, which uses nature to improve people's wellbeing.

10 best bluebell walks

There’s no denying that spring is one of the best times to get out and about. Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) are one of the most iconic spring flowers and you can usually find them in April and May. We’ve rounded up some of the best short bluebell walks across Britain where you’re guaranteed to find these beautiful lilac flowers.

Explore from your door

How well do you know your local area? You may be surprised by how many paths and greenspaces are waiting for you to find! We asked our OS Champions how they like to explore their local area.

Mind Over Mountains

How do we keep going when we can’t see the top? OS Champion and founder of charity Mind Over Mountains, Alex Staniforth, shares his top tips for how to manage your mental health during tough times.

Reflecting on Lockdown

​As a nation, we have been forced to stop in our tracks, limiting our time outside and the people we see. This challenging period of abnormality has encouraged many of us to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. For others it's been about appreciating the little things which often go unnoticed, spring flowers, birdsong and more quality time spent with our children.