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35 best outdoor adventures in the Lake District

Wild camping, horseshoe walks, scrambling, kayaking, cycling, paragliding and even skiing... the Lake District has it all. James Forrest gives us 35 adventure ideas to make the most of being outdoors in this glorious place.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

One of David Wilson's favourite challenges is walking The Yorkshire Three Peaks. He shares the basics with us of what you can expect on this epic 25 mile walk taking in the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside.

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.

Hadrian's Wall - a journey back in time

Hadrian’s Wall Path showcases 84 miles of UNESCO World Heritage site, two historic cities, a National Park, a picturesque coast and countryside, and of course a BIG wall! OS GetOutside Champion David Wilson gives us the highlights of this beautiful trail.

Bike exploring: The New Forest

Brockenhurst New Forest Loop. Just under 12 miles of easy going forest trails and tarmac. A great all year ride, perfect for families. The route starts and stops in the pretty little town of Brockenhurst.

Family Fun on Dartmoor

With an abundance of attractions and areas to walk, cycle, picnic and eat, Dartmoor has something for everyone and every type of family. Here’s our list of must-do family activities.

What is letterboxing?

If you’re looking for a family fun day out in the Dartmoor National Park, then why not try out one of the most unique activities the area has to offer – letterboxing. Similar to orienteering, it’s something which you can do either on your own or with your family. It’s also a great way to explore and discover more about the local area. Here’s everything you need to know about letterboxing…

Top 5 historic sites in Snowdonia

If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful location of Snowdonia, you’ll most likely be looking into what you can do while you’re there. For the history lovers, Snowdonia is a goldmine of stunning historical locations steeped in culture, legend and stories from the past.

Tourist trail at Ingleton Waterfalls

The Yorkshire Dales are awash with rolling hills and beautiful walking routes, so many that you could live there for years and still not discover them all. But if you have time for just one walk when you are in the area, you would do well to head to the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a well maintained and trodden route taking walkers four to five miles around five sets of waterfalls from the picturesque village of Ingleton.

Afternoon tea hotspots in the Peak District National Park

If you’ve spent the morning walking the many hills of the Peak District, you’ll more than likely be in need of some energy replenishment. There’s a huge variety of eateries to choose from, but we think you can’t go wrong with a traditional afternoon tea.