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Running
Frog Graham Round

16/10/2023 North West 10 mins read

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.

Running
Bob Graham Round

13/03/2023 North West 10 mins read

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.

Walking
Best autumn walks in the Lake District

27/10/2022 North West 5 mins read

Autumn in the Lake District is a feast for the eyes. An array of reds, yellows and oranges span the horizon and cover the ground. Here are some of the best autumn walks to be enjoyed in the Lake District this season.

Walking
Life of a Mountain

14/10/2020 North West

​The spectacular finale of the ‘Life of a Mountain’ trilogy is here. From multi-award winning filmmaker, author, photographer and GetOutside Champion Terry Abraham, it takes us on a breath-taking journey of a year in the life of the Lake District's most popular peak, Helvellyn.

Accessibility
Adaptive Grand Slam

05/02/2020 North West

Mission Possible. Paralympian and GetOutside Champion Mel Nicholls took on the Adaptive Grand Slam Cumbria challenge. Proof that anything's possible when it comes to getting outside with a disability.

Map Reading
The Scots origins of place names in Britain

07/11/2019 North East

Find the original meanings of British place names that use Scots source words with this extensive list of terms, along with pronunciation.

Places to go
5 epic walks

04/07/2019 North West

Explore the Howgill Fells with #GetOutside Champion James Forrest

Walking
Hadrian's Wall - a journey back in time

13/03/2018 North East

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.

Places to go
Top 5 Greenspaces to visit in Manchester

10/10/2017 North West

Accessibility
Buggy and wheelchair routes in the Lakes

27/08/2017 North West

Heading out into the great outdoors for a long walk is a great way to spend some time in the fresh air with the whole family. However, if you have either wheelchairs or buggies with you then it’s essential that you plan the route you want to take to ensure you don’t get stuck at a stile or immovable gate. In total, there are almost 50 great routes to take which have nothing to obstruct a buggy or wheelchair user – here is our round-up of some of the best:

Walking
8 Epic Lake District walks you need to do

30/07/2017 North West

It’s no secret that the Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in England with some epic walks to boot. Walker and cyclist Jamie Knop has listed eight of the most epic Lake District walks you need to tick off your bucket list.

Walking
Hidden delights of the Dales Way

23/06/2017 North West

Emily Thompson describes the hidden delights of the Dales Way.

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