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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

Exploring Keswick’s Lakeland charms

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

For many years, it was the lure of the high fells, ridges and summits that drew me to the Lake District. Over time, my curiosity led me to explore the lakes and valleys. Soon, the towns and villages became firm friends rather than just convenient places to park.

Guest Blog | 14 August 2019 More