Category Archives: outdoor activities
2009 in Brief
A look back at some of the North East Tech events, meetings and conferences going on in 2009. Continue reading
Kielder riverside way
I took a bit of a mini break from tech stuff this week and did a some exercise. Heading up to Kielder Water, I jogged part way around the newly opened “riverside way” multi-purpose track.
Having been to Kielder in the summer before, I half expected to be eaten alive by the midges, however I have to say that they have done a great job of clearing back some of the undergrowth around the track, making it mainly light and airly with great views of the lake and forest. The track itself is about 2 meters wide and a really pleasant running surface of compacted dirt/grit on hardcore… Continue reading
Going Ape at Matfen.
GoApe, an outdoor pursuits company, set up in 2001 by Rebecca and Tristram Mayhew, after they were inspired by a tree-top adventure course in France. GoApe working with the Forestry Commission, now operate twenty two sites throughout the UK. The courses described as high wire adventure courses, consist of trails through the forests linking tree top platforms with rope ladders, zip-lines, rope bridges, trapezes and swings…