1. Cross the UK: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 Review

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    Overall Rating:  5/5 Having worn Inov-8 shoes since I started off road running back in 2010 I’ve been a huge fan.  As my technique has developed over time I’ve required a more responsive shoe and I’ve learned to know what type of footwear best suits my style.  For a competitive...
  2. A Mountain Leaders Adventure

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    ML Preparation Despite feeling like I am confident and experienced when outdoors, I also realise the importance of further training and qualifications where appropriate. I am going to write a series of articles based around my ML (Mountain Leader) training, then building up experience and hopefully the ML assessment. I...
  3. Duke of Edinburgh First Aid Test 18th March

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    First Aid for D of E students can be a daunting possibility. The following post is designed to get you thinking about why we take on first aid, the basics of the accident procedure and then test you on those basics. Watch the video below, reflect on today’s session and...
  4. This Girl Can

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    We know that schools often find it difficult to get staff to help out with the Duke of Edinburgh Award but we have had some amazing help over the past couple of years. Credit where credit is due, they have all been females willing to get involved and get outdoors to...
  5. Liking the Lichen or Mad about Moss

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    One of our aims in recent training sessions has been to show students how wide, varied and interesting their Duke of Edinburgh expedition aims can be. We ran a session in a recent trip to the Lakes District and Borrowdale Youth Hostel, where we gave students an opportunity to use...
  6. Outdoor First Aid Scenario Training

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    A section of tomorrow’s First Aid session will be utilising the outdoor areas to reflect scenarios.  This is your 24 hour warning to remember to bring you outdoor clothing (the things you would wear one expedition) out with you.  This will form part of your assessment and cover the basics...
  7. Cross the UK: Sprains, Strains and Photos from the sessions

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    Introduction Sprains and strains are very common injuries that affect muscles and ligaments.  They often occur if you change direction or speed suddenly, fall and land awkwardly or collide with an object or person – such as when playing sports.   Sprains A sprain occurs when one or more of your ligaments have been...

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  • Someone else enjoying the view from Crinkle Crags #crinklecrags #greenhole…
    13 hours ago Someone else enjoying the view from Crinkle Crags #crinklecrags #greenhole #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #trekking #hiking #scenery #landscape #sheep #getoutdoors #neverstopexploring #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure
  • Loving life with views #crinklecrags #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #mountains #mountainleader…
    1 day ago Loving life with views #crinklecrags #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #mountains #mountainleader #expedition #explore #hiking #trekking #getoutdoors #neverstopexploring #landscape #scenery #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure
  • The view across to Bow Fell late afternoon #bowfell #crinklecrags…
    1 day ago The view across to Bow Fell late afternoon #bowfell #crinklecrags #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #mountains #mountainleader #trekking #hiking #explore #expedition #landscape #scenery #neverstopexploring #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure
  • View along Crinkle Crags on expedition. ML training is great…
    1 day ago View along Crinkle Crags on expedition. ML training is great #crinklecrags #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #mountains #mountainleader #navigation #expedition #explore #getoutdoors #neverstopexploring #hiking #trekking #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure #landscape #scenery
  • Heading down to Green Hole to set up camp #crinklecrags…
    1 day ago Heading down to Green Hole to set up camp #crinklecrags #bowfell #greenhole #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #hiking #landscape #scenery #nofilterneeded #neverstopexploring #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure
  • The stresses, strains and fun of night navigation at 1am!…
    9 hours ago The stresses, strains and fun of night navigation at 1am! #greenhole #navigation #maps #darkoutside #fun #lakes #lakedistrict #mountains #mountainleader #cumbria #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure #fewwouldunderstand #hardcore
  • The view from the kitchen window. Well that is the…
    10 hours ago The view from the kitchen window. Well that is the tap for tonight #bowfell #crinklecrags #lakes #lakedistrict #mountains #mountainleader #cumbria #trekking #hiking #landscape #scenery #getoutdoors #neverstopexploring #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure
  • Expedition day. Navigating around Cold Pike #coldpike #wrynosepass #lakedistrict #lakes…
    1 day ago Expedition day. Navigating around Cold Pike #coldpike #wrynosepass #lakedistrict #lakes #cumbria #mountains #mountainleader #getoutdoors #neverstopexploring #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure #hiking #trekking #expedition #landscape #scenery
  • The accommodation just kept getting better on our ML training…
    10 hours ago The accommodation just kept getting better on our ML training #mountainhardwear #greenhole #crinklecrags #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #mountains #mountainleader #trekking #hiking #tents #getoutdoors #neverstopexploring #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure #landscape #scenery
  • The old pump house on the way back. Love the…
    2 days ago The old pump house on the way back. Love the Lakes #coppermines #coniston #oldmanofconiston #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #mountains #mountainleader #landscape #scenery #crosstheuk #advice #training #adventure #neverstopexploring
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