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Regatta Great Outdoors
Manchester, Uk
Come out and play
Interests: Hiking, walking, camping, gardening, festivals
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A popular children’s book and an outdoors adventure combine this month. On June 14, Scottish actor Tam Dean Burn set off to ride across Scotland and read all of Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson 195 books. The Marathon Storytelling Challenge is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme (this is a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Regatta
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There are some obvious wild foods that most of us can easily spot, including blackberries, elderberries and wild garlic (you will know this because of the pungent aroma). But did you know that there are hundreds of other edible foods growing in woodlands, hedgerows, on riverbanks and at the coast... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Regatta
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This year is the 2014 Year of Homecoming in Scotland and one of the highlights of the celebrations will be a busy calendar of natural events. Many of these nature and outdoors events are great for families. Five great nature events Fort William Mountain Festival February 19 to 23 Celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Regatta
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The Byres family from Lockerbie in southern Scotland have set themselves an outdoors challenge in 2014: To walk the Annandale Way in sections. With three children aged two to eight, parents Stuart and Sara are being realistic. They are keen for their children to enjoy the walk – and Sara... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Regatta
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The UK’s fabulous islands have been voted as some of the best in the world. Four of the top 10 best European accolades go to Scottish islands and one Scottish island even made it into the top five islands in the world. International travel site TripAdvisor asked travellers to vote... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Regatta
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As many parents know, not every child in the UK is lazy and computer-addicted. Flying in the face of what the surveys tell us, there are still plenty of kids who love running, playing football, cycling and being outdoors. And young Rachael Moseley of Cumbria is a great example. Rachael... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Regatta
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The number of festivals in the UK is fast-growing and expanding in diversity. Here we bring you 10 great summer festivals to visit. So pack your camping – or glamping – kit, wellies and a few outdoors clothes and head to a festival near, or far, from you. Lunar Festival... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Regatta
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John Muir is something of a hero in Scotland. He was the founder of America’s national parks and a legendary conservationist. He was also born in Dunbar, on East Lothian’s coast. While Muir lived only the first 11 years of his life in Scotland before setting sail with his family... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Regatta
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A growing number of family friendly festivals offer a great opportunity to spend quality time with your partner and kids. From music to poetry and food to books, there is a festival taking place in the UK this spring, summer and autumn to appeal to all desires. Most festivals include... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Regatta
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Cycling is a great activity for all the family. From tiny tots, kids can join the grown-ups on bike carriers and pull-alongs and as soon as they are old enough they can ride alongside – or, most likely, way ahead! – on their own bikes. Across the UK you’ll discover... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Regatta
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The UK's great outdoors is an amazing playground for walkers, cyclists, kayakers and more. But as the summer heats up it’s important to be on the look out for a tiny beast that could ruin your fun – and health. Beware the ticks The tick, the Ixodes ricinus, is the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Regatta
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Dogs are much loved in the UK and many accompany their owners on outdoors adventures. But for the humans, it not always easy to know where dogs are welcome or, indeed, positively encouraged. Now a new Ruff Guide to the Forest has been launched by Forestry Commission England. It reveals... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Regatta
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This month sees the launch of a worldwide drive to encourage people become fitter and healthier with the 5X50 Challenge. The Scottish charity, 5X50 is kicking off its 50 Days To Fit campaign and is calling for as many people of all ages in as many countries as possible to... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Regatta
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Children’s book character favourite The Gruffalo is celebrating his 15th anniversary with outdoors activities for families this summer. Many of the activities will take place in Forestry Commission centres and include Gruffalo activity trails, a big birthday picnic and an unveiling of Giant Gruffalo Sculptures. The Gruffalo was created by... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Regatta
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Kate Sanderson is a young event rider based in Northumberland. This year she competed in the Badminton BE90 Grassroots Championships, along with her horse ‘Cefncoch Crusader’ aka Cruise. Firstly I would like to greatly thank both Equifeast and Regatta for allowing me to join their team of fantastic riders! Being... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Regatta
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Equifeast and Regatta sponsored rider Helen Philip Winning return to competition Our first competition of the year was on 6th April at “Hunters” near Cirencester which handily is only a 20 minute drive from where I keep Rubens stabled so a simple stress-fee journey! I’d agreed with my trainer Gemma... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Regatta
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The hot topic in the outdoors world this month is purposeless walking. As the UK celebrates National Walking Month, including Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week, a number of experts have started a discussion about the benefits of purposeless walking. Purposeless walking is the activity of going... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at Regatta
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The UK’s leading women-only cycle series, Cycletta, is calling for as many riders as possible to sign up to one of their six events being staged across the country. The non-competitive cycling series offers a choice of Novice, Classic and Challenge distances – 20km, 40km and 100km – at each... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Regatta
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Dotted across the more remote landscapes of the UK are some 100 bothies. Most are in Scotland, while others are situated in the north of England and Wales. Public access to bothies is either on foot, bicycle, or boat, but not car. These shelters, which are free to use, are... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Regatta
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To mark the “100 days to go” to the Commonwealth Games Glasgow, VisitScotland launched a fantastic list of 100 things to do in Scotland. This year, Scotland celebrates the Games 2014 in July, Homecoming Scotland 2014 and golf’s 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in September. Why not make it your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Regatta
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The clocks have gone back and spring is here. In fact, many people in England have been basking in unusually warm temperatures for the time of year. So now is the time to make more of the outdoors – and to enjoy that valuable extra hour of sunshine in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Regatta
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While the UK battles week after week of challenging weather, skiers have been celebrating record snow cover in Scotland. The five Scottish ski resorts are reporting good conditions and hopes are high of a longer-than-average ski season. Indeed, recordings at Nevis Range, near Fort William, reveal that snow has fallen... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Regatta
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Emma Louise Coverdale is an amateur event rider based around the North East of England. She primarily competes at BE90 and BE100 with her 17hh gelding, Harley. She is kindly sponsored by both EquiFeast and Regatta. Regatta is a brand that not only has experience but also understands its customers’... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Regatta
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There are 282 mountains in Scotland with a summit of at least 3,000ft (914.4m). They are called the Munros. These lofty mountains are spread geographically from the most southerly, Ben Lomond, on the banks of Loch Lomond, to the most northerly, Ben Hope, in Sutherland. There are Munros on several... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Regatta
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If you’re looking for some things to do in the countryside then why not have a read of The Lake District brochure? From things to do and places to explore to different restaurants in the area; it is jam packed with plenty of ideas. If you want family time or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Regatta