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Visiting Cornwall? Leave the car behind and get an Oyster card instead.
05 July 2010
An innovative new travel scheme in Cornwall aims to make travelling around the area easier for tourists and cut down on traffic.
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Have a go at… navigation
Have a go at… navigation

02 July 2010

There’s a lot more to map reading than not getting lost (though it can certainly help with that too!). Find your inner explorer with our latest ‘Have a go’ guide to… navigation.
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Posted in Have a go guides, Hills and mountains, Navigation, Walking0 Comments
Mountain rescue
Mountain rescue
02 July 2010


A Welsh mountain rescue team has reported that the numbers of rescues they’ve carried out so far this year have remained high and are urging people to be more aware of the risks. Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue told the BBC that they’ve already attended 58 rescues this year following a record total of 133 in […]
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Get down to Cliffhanger this weekend
Get down to Cliffhanger this weekend
01 July 2010

Running since 2007, outdoor pursuits festival Cliffhanger aims to inspire people from all walks of life to get involved with outdoor-pursuits by giving them a glimpse of what seems near-on impossible and encouraging them to have a go.
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Take dog walking to a whole new level
Take dog walking to a whole new level
30 June 2010

Own a dog? Need to get fit? Then sign up for a Canicross event and your canine companion will be whipping you into shape in no time. Lucy Dixon finds out more. “Apparently I’ve been practising Canicross for a few years now, although I wasn’t aware of it. In fact, all dog owners have probably […]
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Highland midges are back with a vengeance
Highland midges are back with a vengeance
29 June 2010

Hill walkers and campers will have been hoping that the harsh winter had killed many of these wee beasties off, but it seems that midge numbers in the Scottish Highlands this summer are actually up on 2009.

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Picture perfect
Picture perfect

28 June 2010

Fancy seeing your photograph on a postcard distributed at parks and lottery funded venues across London? Then grab your camera and head to your local green space before 1st August.
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Get a bird’s eye view of the New Forest
Get a bird’s eye view of the New Forest
25 June 2010
You might be more used to seeing ponies in the New Forest, but this summer you could also spot an open top double decker bus in amongst the heather!
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