Month: May 2020

Navigation puzzles

Did you know that you can still practise your navigation skills at home? There are lots of ways you can do this … from simply getting a map of your local area and finding the bearings to certain buildings, to estimating the distance and time it will take you to walk somewhere and testing it …

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All in a spin

Helicopters, Whirlybirds – What am I talking about? You might have been hoping I meant proper helicopters? Instead, I mean the beautiful winged fruit (yes, they are not a seed!) of Field Maple, Ash, Sycamore and Norway Maple. These are the four species of tree that have these in the UK. The botanical name for …

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Xtreme Everest

In May 2007, Xtreme Everest sent a research team to the summit of Mount Everest. They took the first-ever measurement of the level of oxygen in human blood at 8400m, on the balcony of Everest. This was the centrepiece of an extensive and continuing programme of research into hypoxia (low oxygen levels) and human performance …

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Walking the rainbow

After spending 26 days doing the alphabet walk (have a read of this here: https://whatsnottohike.co.uk/walking-from-a-z), and still in lockdown, I came up with the idea of looking for each colour of the rainbow whilst on my daily walk.  In countries across Europe and America, rainbow pictures have been put up in windows to offer positivity …

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Walking from A-Z

Yes we may be in lockdown, and missing our normal lifestyles, but there are things of interest that you can still do. This activity is great for people of all ages, trust me it’s tried and tested!  Think you know your A-Z? Well this idea will test your imagination, observation skills, and patience all whilst …

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