Rob Walker - Outdoor Activity Author

Bio:

Rob Walker is the founder of Go Get Adventure.

He frequently writes adventure articles with the aim of demystifying adventure activities, to enable more people to get themselves, their children and their groups involved in the Great Outdoors.

Rob also invites other adventurers to send in their own articles for publication on Go Get Adventure. You can find more info on the Contribute page.

Location:

Yorkshire Dales

Latest: Lake District Outdoor Activities Added 27th Apr 2011

Lake District National Park UK location map

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The Lake District National Park is an oasis for anyone looking for outdoor activities. The many varied Lake District outdoor activities, as well as England's highest mountain – Scafell Pike, and many of the best watersports lakes in the country, rightly justify why so many people visit the Lake District for adventure weekends and adventure holidays. There are many different outdoor activities in the Lake District that anyone can try, and below I will give you a few... Read more

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Lake District Outdoor Activities Added 27th Apr 2011
Lake District National Park UK location map

The Lake District National Park is an oasis for anyone looking for outdoor activities. The many varied Lake District outdoor activities, as well as England's highest mountain – Scafell Pike, and many of the best watersports lakes in the country, rightly justify why so many people visit the Lake District for adventure weekends and adventure holidays. There are many different outdoor activities in the Lake District that anyone can try, and below I will give you a few pointers on... Read more

Easter Holiday Outdoor Activity Ideas Added 25th Mar 2011
ghyll scrambling at keswick climbing wall and adventure centre

The Easter Holidays are fast approaching, and the weather in the UK has improved dramatically over the last few weeks. So with this in mind, many of you are on the hunt for exciting outdoor activities for your children and families for the Easter break.

All around the UK, there are many great locations for child friendly outdoor activities, and I thought now would be a great time to recommend a few of my favourite family friendly activities, as well as the best locations to... Read more

What is High Ropes? Added 24th Feb 2011
High Ropes Course

High Ropes Courses, also known as Challenge Courses, Ropes Challenge Courses, Teams Course, Ropes Courses and Low Ropes, are now very popular, and can be found all around the world.

High Ropes Courses are often made from a variety of individual challenges, sometimes linked together to form a route around the course, or used as separate elements of varying difficulty. The Jacobs Ladder, Leap of Faith and All Aboard are popular individual elements that will test your balance and... Read more

A Little Bit About Via Ferrata Added 23rd Feb 2011
via ferrara 2

Via Ferrata (Italian for 'Iron Way') is a route up or across a mountain or rocky crag equipped with safety cables, iron rungs to climb on, ladders up difficult sections and bridges across gaps.

Via Ferrata was first used in the Dolomite mountain region of Italy during the First World War, in order to speed up and ease the movement of infantry around the region.

Via Ferrara can be used with a small amount of safety equipment, helmet, harness and Via Ferrata lanyards. These... Read more

Canoe England Paddle Power Awards Added 18th Feb 2011
Canoe England Paddle Power

The British Canoe Union (BCU) and Canoe England administer a large range of personal canoeing and kayaking awards in the UK.

The lowest level of personal awards available is the 'Paddle Power' Award Scheme. This scheme of continuous training and assessment, is designed specially for young people, and was fully updated in 2007. It is based around colourful progress charts, detailing each skill that must be tried or achieved, and covers all aspects of paddle sport. The Paddle... Read more

What is kayaking Added 20th Dec 2010
white water kayaking

Kayaking is a popular water sport that has many diverse forms, including sea kayaking, sit on top kayaking, white water kayaking, surf kayaking, kayak touring, and many different types of competition kayaking.

Kayaking is also an Olympic sport, with flat water sprint races and white-water slalom races. You can learn a lot more about Olympic kayaking on the GB Canoeing web site.

Hundreds of thousands of people try kayaking in some form every year, making it one of the... Read more

What is Gorge Walking (Ghyll/Gill Scrambling)? Added 17th Dec 2010

Gorge Walking is known by many different names including 'Gorge Scrambling', 'Ghyll Scrambling', 'Gill Scrambling', 'Gully Bashing' and 'Stream Walking', but essentially, all of these names the same thing – to travel up or down a watercourse on foot, tackling any waterfall climbs, plunge pool jumps, rock slides and caves.

Tacking more difficult gorges that require abseiling down waterfalls, jumping off really big cliffs and using complex rope work technique are normally known... Read more

Everything you need to know about your first Abseil Added 15th Dec 2010
Abseiling Looking up

Abseiling, also known as Rappelling, is a thrilling (and occasionally scary!) activity, where the aim of the game is to make it from the top of a building/cliff/bridge/tower, to the ground in graceful style. The abseiler often starts with small nervous steps on their journey to the ground after having had to lean out over thin air, but normally finishes with great leaps and bounds as skill and confidence improve. This is one of those adventure activities where everyone wants... Read more

A Little Bit About Archery Added 13th Dec 2010
Archery target 1

Archery is an activity involving skill, accuracy and self discipline.

It focuses your mind and your body on the small actions of drawing and aiming your bow and arrow, and releasing the string at exactly the right moment, to cause the arrow to gracefully fly through the air and (hopefully) land right in the center of the target. 

The origins of archery are generally unknown, however the bow and arrow has been used as a weapon in every continent except Australia, where the spear... Read more

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