The Outdoor Times


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

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

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

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

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

Say “Moo!”

We talk to Nottinghamshire-based photographer Dave Wild, who specialises in quirky portraits of farmyard animals.  Here he tells us what brought him to photography, and a few tricks of the … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

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