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Trail Running: A Real Sense of Freedom
Trail Running: A Real Sense of Freedom
If you are looking to get in shape, or indeed stay in shape but feel bored by the thought of the indeterminate hours you would need to spend on a treadmill, perhaps trail running is the answer.

Bloc Ski Goggles Guide
Bloc Ski Goggles Guide
Bloc ski goggles feature 100% UV protection offering uperior performance in all temperatures, whether skiing, snowboarding or any other winter activities.

Top 10 National Parks bike rides
Top 10 National Parks bike rides
Later this month, the UK celebrates National Parks Week 2015, from July 27 to August 2. There are 15 national parks in Britain and they provide a host of fabulous outdoor playgrounds for walkers, runners and cyclists.

Beginners’ guide to open water swimming
Beginners’ guide to open water swimming
As the sports of triathlon and open water swimming grow ever faster in the UK, we bring you a guide to getting started.

What to wear for spring and summer cycling
What to wear for spring and summer cycling
As the clocks go forward, the days become longer and the weather warms up in the UK, cyclists can breathe a sigh of relief. Instead of wrapping up against the wet, wind and cold, there’s the chance to choose clothes from a lighter and brighter summer cycling wardrobe.

National Bike Week: Eight great reasons to cycle
National Bike Week: Eight great reasons to cycle
National Bike Week 2015 starts on June 13. The annual event aims to encourage more people to get out on their bikes, whether it’s a mountain bike, hybrid, racer or BMX bike. Here we suggest eight reasons why you should cycle more.

Have you tried Stand Up Paddleboarding?
Have you tried Stand Up Paddleboarding?
Stand Up Paddleboarding, or SUPs for short, is a fast-growing trend and because it is easy to master it is attracting many more people to watersports fun than ever before.

British skiing riding high after great winter
British skiing riding high after great winter
Britain’s top skiers and snowboarders have enjoyed a successful winter and as the 2014/15 season draws to a close we look at some of the best results and competitions.

The rise of SkiMo in Scotland
The rise of SkiMo in Scotland

An exciting new snowsport is attracting growing numbers of skiers to a series of Scottish events. SkiMo – or Ski Mountaineering – has been brought to Scotland by mountaineer Di Gilbert. Although the sport has a long history in the Alps, it is new to the UK and races have only been run in four Scottish ski resorts for three years.


Outdoor adventurous activities in the Highlands of Scotland
Outdoor adventurous activities in the Highlands of Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland offers a brilliant range of adventurous outdoor activities including snowsports, climbing, mountain biking and canoeing.