Be AdventureSmart

Be AdventureSmart has been developed in partnership by the many organisations who want people to enjoy the great British outdoors safely.

Check out the video and information below and visit their website for more information and resources about staying safe in the outdoors.

Ask yourself 3 questions before you set off:

  • Do I have the right GEAR?
  • Do I know what the WEATHER will be like?
  • Am I confident I have the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS for the day?

Do I have the right gear?

If that has prompted you to ask ‘what is the right gear?’ then you need help! Kit doesn’t need to be expensive but does need to keep you warm and dry and, in the case of boots, needs to fit well; there is nothing like a blister to ruin a good day’s walking! If your adventure involves heading out on the water then a well fitted and well-maintained buoyancy aid is essential. Read more…

Do I know what the weather will be like?

As we are all used to in the UK, the weather has the potential to make or spoil your day. This doesn’t have to mean that a spot of drizzle or even a howling gale has to stop us in our tracks. Like a good Scout, being prepared and adapting your plans is the key to being in control of your day. Check the weather forecast – the Met Office is a good place to start. PS Remember that most unusual occurrence of a cloudless sky can also cause problems (take care to avoid heat stroke!). Read more…

Am I confident I have the knowledge & skills for the day?

Adventure allows us to step outside our immediate comfort zone and is a great way to repeatedly rediscover a zest for life. Being AdventureSmart simply means that you are thinking about your own experience and skills. Choosing an adventure that you know that is within your skillset is part of the fun – and if you want to do something that pushes beyond this, there are many ways to find a guide or instructor to help you. Read more…

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  • Cheviots Challenge 2021 - Thank you

    posted on 9th September 2021

    Many thanks to everyone that took part in the Cheviots Challenge event on Saturday. Thanks to all of you who have been in touch to say how much you enjoyed the challenge event. We enjoyed seeing you all on the day and it was great to see so many smiling faces at the end.