Monday, 1 November 2010

Winter Camping

You don't have to be mad to camp in winter... but you do have to be prepared. Guy Grieve, star of TV's Wild Gourmets and wilderness survival expert, celebrates the joys of outdoor living whatever the weather, and gives his tips on keeping cosy under canvas

There is a great freedom that comes with being able to live comfortably outdoors at any time of year. One of my happiest memories is of setting out with my family for a weekend of winter camping on our home island of Mull. The weather was changeable so we chose our site carefully: set within a glen thickly wooded with Scots pine, it offered good shelter from the wind in all directions, as well as abundant supplies of firewood. Full story ...... Click Here

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Norway's mountains: the perfect break

High above the tree line on the Bergen Line, the railway connecting Oslo to Norway’s west coast, dramatic, beautiful Finse acts as a powerful tonic for the stresses of modern life. Bordering a lake in an expansive rocky valley, it is located at the highest point on the train line, with the icy fingers of the mighty Hardangerjøkulen glacier visible on slopes to the south. During the brief thaw from the arctic conditions that prevail much of the year, “Finse City” – as locals ironically call the small community clustered around the train station – has a huge appeal for lovers of the great outdoors.

Even better, the number of tourists in no way reflects its allure. Read More

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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Outdoors1st Gearing up for the 2012 Olympics

Gearing up for the 2012 Olympics!!

Keep a look out for a new section over the next few month, dedicated to the 2012 London Olympics!!