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What I’ve been reading this week, 26 April 2019

Alex Roddie
Alex Roddie
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Pennine Way, lessons learned about self-doubt, rewilding, and giving peat a chance.

Long-distance walking

The Pennine Way – Tales from the Trail – this is a superb trip piece on hiking the Pennine Way from Mark Rickaby.

10 things I learnt about self-doubt walking the Te Araroa Trail – Katrina Megget shares some wisdom gleaned from walking 2,000km across New Zealand.

Mogollon Rim Trail day 10: our feet r beat – the latest in Carrot Quinn’s Mogollon Rim blog series.

Other outdoors stuff

2019 Adventure Announcement! – Emily Woodhouse announces her big adventure for 2019.

This month my excuse for not going out is… – “Many people work very long hours and do so brilliantly and efficiently. But it is also true that we can all get into the rut of simply being busy without achieving a whole load.”

Environment

OPINION: Give Peat a Chance – Lyndon Marquis writes on the importance of blanket bog in our uplands.

Some lessons from Glen Etive – David Lintern, who was involved with the recent fight to protect Glen Etive from industrial encroachment, has written about the lessons that can be learned from the campaign and its aftermath.

Rewilding & Climate Change: tying it all together – and a petition to sign – “Rewilding – restoring nature and allowing it to flourish – is an important part of combating climate change.”

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018 – beef, chocolate and palm oil are listed here as the main causes of deforestation. My wife and I have started to reduce the amount of red meat we eat (there are health benefits as well as environmental ones).

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Alex Roddie

Happiest on a mountain. Writer, story-wrangler, digital and film photographer. Editor of Sidetracked magazine (I make the words come out good).

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