Most parents nowadays know that they should take their kids outdoors more. For many, this consists of a stroll around the local park and a quick go on the swings. But what if the trip to the park involved scavenger hunts, den building, outdoor art, bug hunts, blindfold walks, sensory trails, mud pies or storytelling? What if there were a way of enabling parents to turn their local green space into an exciting and engaging ...more »
It's obvious that Walking is one of the most participatory outdoor activities in the UK. It is also true that children today are immersed in the attractions of Technology. If these could be combined with a potential for a learning experience which was outdoors and additionally link and enrich the communities we all pass through as Walkers. There are 15 major trails across the UK (Cotswold Way, Pennine Way etc) totalling ...more »
Walks.IO is an outdoor activity planning service for discovering the beautiful open spaces and heritage sites which are located within easy reach from the location of user. It uses artificial intelligence (ant colony simulation) and open data for generating circular walks of a given length that attempt to go within the most scenic paths. A web based demo can already be found at http://www.walks.io
People like to be with people they trust and who have similar likes and goals. Nature networking would help small groups to get together with people having similar fitness levels and abilities and enjoy walks, cycling, canoeing or whatever takes their fancy in small groups that can support and encourage one another.
The Millipede Press Association, a crack team of animated journalist ‘bugs’, brings you Disgusting Discoveries, your opportunity to unearth everything that is goo, gross and eugh in nature near you. Millipede Press have discovered the locations of fascinating wildlife. Follow our discovery maps by mobile phone or ipad to make you own Disgusting Discoveries of nature’s secrets, and learn all about them from our bite-sized ...more »
As a parent and a dog owner I'm constantly looking for new places to explore with my family. We have a range of needs: somewhere safe for my three year old to run around; a site which is buggy friendly for my 5 month old; a place that is dog friendly; and most importantly a coffee shop nearby for my wife and I. Being a busy working parent who has little time to exercise I value my time out exploring and playing with ...more »
A Chi Break is a 1 - 3 minute 'Integration' of playful/mindful exercise that gets you moving and gives you the energy or relaxation or refreshment that you need at that moment. The program will be delivered by App. You tell your App how you’re feeling (tired, down, wound up, lazy, creativity tank out of juice etc) and then follow through to a simple, guided exercise that helps you towards feeling better. Although ...more »
Humans aren’t the only ones that need traverse cities. Both here in the UK, and worldwide, innumerable faunal species need travel about urban environments too. Some species are permanent residents, of which one example is the hedgehog. Whereas others, including a great many bird species, come and go throughout the year, their movements synced with the seasons. Others still, are sporadic, but welcome visitors that tend ...more »
A website that people can use to find information about walks from UK railway station. A searchable online map- and list-based tool that enables people to find linear or circular walking routes from a given train station. The site will display nicely on both tablets and PCs, and we may seek to develop a mobile app at a later date.
The popularity of adventure events is increasing rapidly throughout the UK with many of these events taking place in and around rural communities. Adventure events include challenges such as the National Three Peak challenge which see tens of thousands of participants every year and events such as those organised by Tough Mudder and Rat Race which see thousands of participants each event. They can also include large scale ...more »