The Outdoor Times



As of tonight, Sunday February 24th,  the Outdoor Times will have a new-look website, and will no longer be in WordPress blog format.  There will be all sorts of new … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

New website coming soon!

There hasn’t been too much going on with the OT in the last few weeks, mainly because an upgrade of the website is a priority right now.  We expect to go live … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Perfect Day

Author Tanya Oliver recounts a perfect day on Loughrigg, one of Lakeland’s lowest and most accessible fells, but a firm favourite with many visitors to the National Park.  Words and … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

Seasons’ Greetings

The Outdoor Times is three months old today!  We are still very much at the “humble beginnings” stage, but we have lots of plans to make the OT bigger, better … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Night on Blencathra

 Lake District-based landscape photographer Stewart Smith talks here about a day (and night) “in the office”, and describes the process behind the creation of his wonderful images of the northern … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Fall Off a Mountain

Mountain guide Paul Besley gives a matter-of-fact recollection of a near-fatal fall in the English Lake District.  Words and photographs by Paul Besley. The first foray in to the Lake … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moon Launch

A unique recipe of Mediterranean winds and a full moon made the conditions for these spectacular shots of kitesurfers in Tarifa in southern Spain.  Photographs and accompanying words by Paul … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Scottish Tooling Series Hots Up

Dry tooling.  A weird indoor hybrid of alpinism and rock climbing.  Fiona Russell reports on the Scottish Tooling Series event in Glasgow, the most recent competition in this increasingly popular … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Raw Beauty of Svalbard

Matthew Harris visited the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard on a hiking trip.  There he found a wild and unforgiving landscape with a beauty all of its own.  Words and photographs by Matthew … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ashton Court 10k, Bristol, UK, 27/10/12

220 Triathlon magazine’s Matt Baird reports on his second Runbristol Ashton Court 10k, where he finds that like in so many things in life, you get out what you put … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Garmin Barcelona Triathlon, Spain, 7/10/12

Vinyet Noguera took care of the open water swim leg when she entered the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon with her friends as a relay team.  Here she reflects on the experience, … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Walking on Vlieland

An Australian resident of the Netherlands on the magic of the wild and sparsely populated island of Vlieland in the north of the country.  Words and photographs by Matthew Harris. Vlieland is … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

King of the Runners: the Legend of Mensen Ernst

Norwegian sailor Mensen Ernst, a 19th century ultrarunner of great renown, was one of the world’s first professional athletes, and is said to have performed feats of endurance over incredible distances.  Tony … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Haute Route: Dreaming of the Pyrenees

Barcelona-based photographer Ian Walton recently rode the route for next year’s Haute Route Pyrenees sportive, and sent us his reflections on an extraordinary cycling challenge.  Words and photographs by Ian … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Out of the Saddle with Russ and Dean

  On a beautiful autumn Sunday, 110 cyclists gathered in Sheffield for the third annual Out of the Saddle charity sportive, for the first time organised in partnership with the … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Überfit Tameside XL off-road triathlon, Tameside, UK, 14/10/12

Tony O’Donnell reports on his first ever triathlon, the Tameside XL.  Photographs by Paul and Nigel Events Photography. “Basket!” I cried.  “Clucking basket!”  Or something like that, anyway.  Here I … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Three Peaks Challenge… by Bike!

It seems like only a couple of weeks since adventurer Sean Conway got back from cycling round the world – 16,000 miles, and he didn’t let a little thing like a broken … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

A slice of Italy in Sheffield

We talk to Sheffield restaurateur Gian Bohan about the La Squadra cycling club, his passion for cycling and his plans for the future.  Words by Tony O’Donnell, photographs by Jodi … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rat Race Legends of Sherwood, Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Mansfield 3/3/12

It is dark.  I am in a wood.  I am on my hands and knees in a couple of feet of stinking, fetid mud, which I later learn is teeming … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment


The Outside Times is just a week old, but has already had many visitors from as far afield as the USA, Australia and Chile!  There’s not much to look at … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Enter your email address to follow this site and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,410 other followers


Where in the world…? Visitors to The OT