Should Schools Promote Indoor Climbing and Outdoor Pursuits?

School teacher Olivia Bruton shares her experience of taking a group of children to a climbing taster session, and states her case for more cooperation between climbing walls, organisations and schools.

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A new report shows that Scotland's Wild Land Areas are being reduced by development; yet the Scottish Government's draft national planning policy fails to address the loss of this priceless resource. Stronger protection for wild landscape is ur...

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Peter Hubbard makes the argument for perceiving climbing as a craft or art form and explains how this approach can tie into anthropology, environmentalism and Romanticism...

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Franco Cookson recently made an ascent of The Prow at Kyloe-not-so-in-the-woods-anymore, on which...

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In response to an increase in anti-social camping, Dartmoor National Park Authority want to restrict the right to wild camp in...

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Dartmoor is the only place in England where the public are officially allowed to wild camp; but could this be under...

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