June 18, 2020

A remarkable thing happened this week.  Marcus Rashford a young black footballer wrote an open letter to the government concerning holiday hunger during the pandemic and managed to get a U turn in the decision to provide food vouchers this summer.  The campaign was sta...

June 12, 2020

When you do this job-the outdoor nature based job-it’s too easy to forget how much you have learned and how much you think you know.  Not everyone is an expert and not everyone has had the time, the education, the access to wild spaces or the general privilege to know...

May 29, 2020

Today we prepare for our annual open day but in a pandemic.  This year we offer a playlist of videos made by people who have a commitment to outdoor life but are now living it in lockdown.  Restricted, as we all have been in the adventures that we can have with colleag...

May 14, 2020

This is a blog that I have had in mind for a while, but it has been hard to write as my understanding of the situation I describe has been and still is evolving. 

As many outdoor educators, play experts, environmentalists, academics, and others were making calls for a b...

February 16, 2020

Do you collect stuff when you are out on walks?  Do you end up with pockets full of nature- feathers, conkers, a red autumn leaf, a twig with a nice bit of lichen growing on it, shells, mermaids’ purses, a special stone? I do and so do the rest of my family.  My eldest...

February 2, 2020

Last week a new member of our outdoor group “Adventurers” had his very first session with us.  He described himself as a “competitive gamer”.  I said “oh yes, lots of people in our group are gamers”, trying to make connections and he replied with” yes, they are, they a...

January 19, 2020

what makes sense when nothing else makes sense?

A blog about mental health and internal barriers to getting outdoors.

So, this is a pretty important entry actually, to me at least and maybe some of you may relate.  Apparently the personal can be surprisingly universal....

January 10, 2020

Winter - #TinyAdventuresProject

It occurs to me, that if you do what you would usually do in the Summer, on a cold winters day, that this can become a new experience or challenge and a tiny adventure possibility.  Many people cook, camp and play outdoors in the summer b...

January 1, 2020

The Tiny Adventures Project

As 2020 begins, the start of not just a year but also a new decade, I am about to embark on a series of tiny adventures.  Would you like to come with me? I’d love it if you did.  It is for everyone.  Make some  #2020TinyAdventureGoals with me...

October 25, 2019

My mate Charlotte

Yesterday I had a distressed message from a great friend and talented outdoor colleague, Charlotte,  who had seen a thread on an outdoor leader forum discussing how to work with some "disruptive" children in their sessions.  One of these children was i...

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