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The Great Australian Triathlon: From Tassie to the Tropics, Part 1

Jonathan Doyle is an outdoor enthusiast and film maker who documented the Great Australian Triathlon, the world's first human-powered vertical crossing of Australia, undertaken by Ben Cianchi, his siblings and fellow outdoor athletes. This is his story.

I joined the Camping and Caravan Club Youth at the age of 12, attending my first meet at Cartmel Racecourse with South Lancs DA. From that day on there was no turning back, the camping bug had bitten. I completed my camping youth test a...
Guest Blog | 29 May 2020 More

Exploring a National Trust treasure

John Traynor has a wealth of knowledge about all things outdoor, he's a contributor to our magazine website and an experienced tent camper.

Next to our Club membership, my favourite annual subscription is our joint National Trust membership. With no need to cough up admission, it’s allowed us to call into properties on impulse rather than planning a visit to get ‘value for money’.

Guest Blog | 07 January 2020 More

Country life in the North Tyne valley

John Traynor has a wealth of knowledge about all things outdoor, he's a contributor to our magazine website and an experienced tent camper.

National and regional shows grab the headlines but it's the local shows that are the backbone of country life...

Guest Blog | 02 December 2019 More

Exploring the Wilderness lifestyle

John Traynor has a wealth of knowledge about all things outdoor, he's a contributor to our magazine website and an experienced tent camper.

From an early age, bushcraft meant adventure, outdoor living, freedom. It was also a romantic vision of bygone days and something of an anachronism in our urban lives.

Guest Blog | 03 October 2019 More