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Regular readers may have noticed a lack of posts of late, especially ones about walking or wildlife trips out. Unfortunately I am suffering a little with ill health of late, and it is likely to continue for a while. This ill health is both mental and…
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A Collection of Moments Outside - a few recent wanders in one post. DISCLAIMER: Photo heavy post #Nature #Getoutside #Wildlife

I have to admit to struggling lately, motivation, tiredness, extra work, have all led to me not getting out much. I’ve forced myself a few times, but then haven’t posted anything about them, so to try and break that habit, and get back into posting…
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Outdoors Wellness With Bo Beolens (AKA Fatbirder). Bo discusses keeping his mental health in a good state through time out in nature #Outdoorswellness #mentalhealth

So far as I know I don’t suffer from mental illness, but that is not to say my mental health is always good. Moreover, there are times when life throws things at you that do depress, in the everyday sense of being fed up with something, especially…
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If you are a regular reader here you will know I haven’t got out as much in May as I would have liked. Plenty of dog walks and walks to work, but very little in the way of long distant hikes or nature walks. But I have still had my best walking month this…
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The New Opticron MM3 60 GA Travelscope reviewed

Having tested out the Opticron MM4 last year, when Opticron offered me the chance to test out their latest incarnation of the MM3, the Opticron MM3 60 GA Travelscope, I was very eager. These light weight, compact, field spotting scopes, are great for…
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Even more hiking essentials - a follow up to my other popular series. Check out these (not really essential) hiking essentials! #NationalWalkingMonth #hiking #outdoorbloggers

Ok, the title of this one is pushing it a little. These aren’t really essentials, as they were in my original 5 Hiking Essentials post, and they can’t even be described as near essential as those in 5 more hiking essentials. In fact these are only just…
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Misty Sunrise in the Ouse Valley - an early morning walk in the Ouse Valley, shrouded in mist and brilliant sunshine. #GetOutside #OSMaps #Outdoorbloggers

A heavy, early morning, mist clung to the cattle fields, Holy Trinity church rose like a sentinel from within its clutches, a dark beacon above the ethereal shroud, As I stood patiently watching and waiting for the thin sliver of orange to spread its…
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Morning at the Floodplain Forest - photographing Sunrise and Mute Swans. #getoutside #naturebloggers #outdoorbloggers

When my alarm went off at 5 am this morning, I was working on 4 hours sleep. The pup had, had me up in the night, being a fussy pain. But a morning on the Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve was calling, and so I dressed and headed out into the cold morning…
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Walking for Calm April Update - my monthly update on my efforts to walk 1500 miles and raise £500 for @thecalmzone

It has been a strange month. I have walked more this month than any other so far this year. In fact this is the first month I have managed to pas my target miles! But I don’t feel like I have got out much. Sadly most of my walking has been to and from…
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Outdoors Wellness With Libby James - Exploring PTSD and the Outdoors #PTSD #Mentalhealth #outdoorswellness

Mental illness is defined as “any of various disorders in which a person’s thoughts, emotions, or behaviour are so abnormal as to cause suffering to themselves, or other people.” Outdoors Wellness With Libby James PTSD Strong words, hard to admit to…
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