First Biathlon

In the overall arena of contests and endeavour, the Polkerris Biathlon doesn’t loom large. A 1.5km swim, followed by a 6km run – for some isn’t that far. But for me it was and it underlined five simple truths about why I love to GetOutside. Completing Not Competing “Are you competing?” said the guy pointing people towardsContinue reading “First Biathlon”

Adventures By Train

When heading off to GetOutside for a day out or an adventure, what’s your default mode of transport? If you’re going camping or even climbing, how would you get there – hop on a bus or walk? Perhaps, although most will load up the car. But could you get to your destination by train? Camping,Continue reading “Adventures By Train”

Scottish Winter Hill Walking

It was a challenging, exhilarating three days in the snows of the Scottish Cairngorms. There was leg-testing, wind-blasting and snot-streaming (sorry, but it’s true). But it was an unforgettable place to GetOutside. This, my first experience of the Scottish winter hills, led to an article for the British Mountaineering Council. It covers the safety issues,Continue reading “Scottish Winter Hill Walking”

Riding the Rails: Plymouth to Edinburgh

Tempted by the idea of a classic foreign train ride? What about those trips closer to home … Why ride the UK rails? Perhaps it’s because so many of us commute by rail. Or perhaps it’s because British train trips don’t somehow feel exotic – whatever the reason, you might not take a long UKContinue reading “Riding the Rails: Plymouth to Edinburgh”