Can we have the Bill, please?

When the maid and chauffeur first mentioned Portland Bill, I thought they meant the chap who came round to clean our windows.
But no! It’s an unusual little outpost on the Dorset coast, easily accessed from the seaside town of Weymouth, and well worth a visit.
Dog Blog | 09 September 2016 More

How Pokémon GO got my son active outdoors

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you’re likely to have heard of the latest craze of Pokémon GO. The virtual reality game has certainly been getting a lot of media interest lately, some good, some bad. But when my seven-year-old son, Nathan, and my husband, Mark, started to play it, I decided it was time to see what all the fuss was about.
Guest Blog | 05 September 2016 More

DG’s DofE Challenge: The finale, climbing Scafell Pike

The weather gods turned against us for the final summit of Club Director General Robert Louden's Four Peaks Challenge.

We'd had a run of good luck, with glorious conditions at Ben Nevis and lots of sun at Slieve Donard and even Snowdon, but on our final day of walking Mother Nature bared her teeth.
Rob Ganley | 25 August 2016 More

DofE Challenge: Ben Nevis

We always knew this was going to be a long, tough day. Snowdon as Wales' highest peak demands much respect. Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, also a good-sized mountain is held in high regard.

But Ben Nevis, The Ben as it’s often called, at 1,344 metres is the highest point in the UK and as such has a reputation to match its status, with fast-changing weather, gullies along the summit plateau with terrifying drops, and one very long trekking route to reach the prized pinnacle....

Simon McGrath | 18 August 2016 More