This morning I found two ticks attached to the back of my knee. Quite small, they were probably at the “nymph” stage of their life rather than fully grown. It was impossible to know how long they’d been there but they didn’t seem to be particularly […]
Eleven weeks since our last Lightfoot event, a map reading course in the Mendip Hills, one week before the country went into lockdown. The freedom to travel across the UK to enjoy access to the outdoors seems a long time ago. We’ve been waiting, mostly patiently, […]
New government guidelines have been announced regarding the efforts to limit corona virus.  Rules on exercise and travel have been relaxed but what does that mean to all of us and our opportunity to experience the outdoor world.  Largely the decision making is being left in […]
“It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep” Tibetan Proverb. I collect quotes on my phone. Not the memes you see on Facebook or Instagram but the actual quotes. I make a note of those that […]
I didn’t grow up in the mountains or wilderness but being outside was a big part of my childhood and formation.  I distinctly remember lying on the ground watching ants go about their day, exploring overgrown corners of local parks and fields, building dens and climbing […]