Summer

Articles relating to our range of summer experiences or to summertime generally.

What’s the difference between Trail Running, Mountain Running and Fell Running?

Running in Rondane, Norway. Photo: MON.

What is Trail Running? Trail running is, as the name implies, simply running on trails, as opposed to Road running, which is running on roads/ paved surfaces. Trail running often involves uneven ground and maybe stones, roots or even holes along the paths. It often requires more concentration on where you put your feet compared

Why Strava?

Why Strava? Photo: Nature Travels.

Sofia from the Nature Travels team takes you through the features of this hugely popular training app. What is Strava? Strava is a mobile app and website. Strava tracks your runs, rides and your other fitness activities. It’s also a social networking platform – it describes itself as a “social network for athletes”. How much

What is Parkrun?

What is Parkrun? Photo: Niki, Nature Travels.

Joining your local Parkun is a great way to maintain your general fitness for one of our trail running holidays or indeed any of our outdoor adventures! Parkrun celebrated it’s 15th birthday on 2nd October 2019 and if you’re a runner you’re probably at your local event most Saturday mornings. But if you’re just starting

What Is Marshalling All About?

What does a marshal do? A marshal can have many different duties during an event, but general a marshal helps to make an event safe and enjoyable for the runners. Here are some of the duties you can have as a marshal: Help with parking when the participants arrive to make sure everyone easily finds

Review of Osprey Rev Solo Hydration Belt

Review of Osprey Rev Solo Hydration Belt. Photo: Nature Travels.

Sofia from the Nature Travels team reviews one of her best-loved and well-used bits of running gear. I bought my Osprey Rev Solo back in 2013 and as a hydration belt/pack and I still love it! My main concerns with any hydration belt or backpack are that it’s going to jump around, or that you’ll

Six New Year’s Resolutions for Runners in 2020

New Year's Resolutions for Runners 2020. Photo: Nature Travels.

Ideas from the Nature Travels team to ramp up your running in 2020, perhaps in preparation for one of our running holidays! Taking up a New Year’s resolution can be a good motivation to get into a new habit – and if you’re like me and you love your running, it shouldn’t be such a

The Secret Language of Runners

The Secret Language of Runners. Photo: Nature Travels.

Do you run the run? Time to talk the talk! Here’s a list of some running lingo that can be useful to know. Nature Travels now offers a range of trail running adventures, a great opportunity to take a runfie during an LSR!!! Aid station/Water station – Where you get water and sometimes gels or

Into the Wild – Canoeing in Rogen Nature Reserve in Sweden

Into The Wild - Canoeing in Rogen Nature Reserve, Sweden. Photo: Euan Turner Dmh Photo.

The Rogen Nature Reserve is an area of wilderness in north-west Sweden, bordering Norway where it is contiguous with the Femundsmarka National Park. As well as being famed for its excellent fishing, Rogen is one of Sweden’s top areas for canoe tours, ideal for those looking for a real wilderness paddling experience. The article below

Canoeing in Bergslagen, Sweden – Four Go Wild In The Woods

Canoeing in Bergslagen - Four Go Wild In The Woods. Photo: Bob Nature Travels.

Bob paddled Canoe Tours in Bergslagen, a self-guided canoe tour in Värmland the west of Sweden, 30th May-4th June 2010. You can also see additional photos from the trip on the Nature Travels Facebook page. NB: The article below describes a 7-day route (though paddled here over 6 days), which has now been replaced by

Getting to Grips with Ski Touring in the Swedish Mountains

Getting to Grips with Ski Touring in the Swedish Mountains. Photo: Nature Travels.

In March 2013, Bob from Nature Travels joined our Discover Mountain Ski Touring in Lapland experience (you can also see more pictures from the tour on the Nature Travels Facebook page). NB: Note that since the article below was written, the itinerary for the tour has changed slightly, travelling to the wilderness cabin on Day

Additional articles published before 2018 can be found at our previous blog location at naturetravels.wordpress.com