Archive | Outdoor Pursuits

RSS feed for this section

Boot Care – A Small Investigation

Disclaimer At the time of writing this I am currently employed by Cotswold Outdoor. However, this post represents my views and findings only. These may differ from official advice and guidelines found on the Cotswold site. Introduction Having worked at Cotswold Outdoor for a couple of months now, I have seen a number of pairs […]


With a day off from Cotswold the plan had been to go for a cycle ride. However, given the heavy rainfall yesterday I thought that a walk might be a better idea. Having got my cadets to look at Otmoor as part of a navigation exercise I thought it might be an idea to investigate […]

Another great day in Wytham

How changeable can a day be? I had planned to go out to Wytham today to do some more Stem Respiration work. However, at 8am this morning the wind was spitting raindrops against the office window and it looked like another wet and dull day, not ideal for field work. But by 9.30am the rain […]

Projects and Adventure Training – Exception Plans

What is a Project? There are various definitions of what constitutes a project, but inevitably they are something along the lines of: A piece of work that is designed to deliver one or more products within a particular period of time. When we think about Project Management we often think about large scale engineering projects […]

Field work in the rain

One of the drivers for wanting a change in career direction has been the desire to be more environmentally friendly. I was aware that time spent sat in traffic on my way to and from clients was consuming fossil fuels and adding to pollution. Whereas what I would like to do would be to cycle […]