Paddling Safely

Back Paddling safely Any of us who’ve enjoyed paddling about in a kayak, canoe or SUP, will appreciate the freedom you feel when out on the water, there are plenty of things to love about it.   There’s being out in nature and exploring the waterways, and it’s a great way to reach secluded coves… Continue reading Paddling Safely

Safety in the Sea

Back With the temperature soaring, there’ll be a lot of people making their way to the coast to have a dip in the sea, so it seems like the perfect time to talk about tides, currents, waves and an excellent app that can help you navigate your way through it all. But let’s start with… Continue reading Safety in the Sea

Getting Wet and Dirty

Are you a rain-dodger? Prefer to hunker up on the sofa when it’s wet and windy? Well put that hot chocolate down, blow out those scented candles and grab your wellies. Bad weather is good for you!

Competition Time!!!

There’s a chill in the air and the nights are drawing in, which can only mean one thing, Autumn is well and truly on its way. And the best thing about this time of year? All the amazing colours as nature puts on a fabulous spectacle for us. At Piper HQ, we

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Morning Glory

My non-Piper related day job (yes, I need to do something to pay the bills!) has been frantic over the last couple of weeks. So, despite the fact I’m really not a morning person, Piper and I have been getting up at 6am, and meeting a friend for some beautiful dawn walks.

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Benefits of a Buddy

We’ve all been there, you said you’d get out, stretch your legs but… it’s a bit hot today, and where’s my sunscreen? Getting off the sofa can take effort, but this is where Piper comes in. If you make a plan to exercise with a friend you’re far less likely to bail. And apart from having a buddy to coax you off the couch, there are many more benefits to exercising with a friend.

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Patch it up

We all want to save the world, right? We’re eating less meat, we recycle, some of us have embraced those shops where you fill your own jar with small-batch artisanal granola (extra points if you don’t spill it all over the floor in the process). Hell, if you’re a pro you’re probably even making your own kimchee. I’m not entirely sure what this is, but I hear it’ll give you perfect… errr…. movements.

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Loving the Lakes

After a busy few months at work, my man, our dog Piper and I headed north in our campervan to explore the best of what the UK has to offer. The plan was to head to Scotland, taking in the Dales and the Lakes en route, however we only had two weeks to explore and before long realised this was a touch too ambitious.