Environment

Stories

13th January 2020

Why we like to be beside the seaside

For many of us fortunate enough to visit the coast, playing on the beach is a fond childhood memory. Dr Bethany Roberts remembers eating sand-filled sandwiches and poking about in rock pools with her brother. But, as adults, the sea still fills us with wonder, its vastness helping us put life into perspective. In this article, Beth explores if it's more than just nostalgia that draws us towards the seaside?

20th May 2019

Rivers less rafted

During an epic raft trip down Pakistan’s Hunza River, Jonathan Rider and Edmund Le Brun witnessed how investment from China is bringing many economic opportunities to local communities, but also new cultural and environmental pressures

11th April 2019

KEEN announce inaugural European better takes action boat tour

Values lead outdoor brand KEEN leap into spring with a renewed vigour and commitment to ‘taking action’, a longstanding philosophy that protecting the places we play, supporting communities in need and reducing impact through actions big and small can make a better world

31st March 2019

Deep in the urban jungle

Guerrilla geographer and creative explorer Dan Raven-Ellison talks to Ben Willis about the importance of wild cities and his campaign to make London the world’s first national park city

Authors

Jo Moseley

Jo Moseley

Writer and filmmaker Jo Moseley is known as HappyHealthy50 on Instagram. She is 53 and lives on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. She has two sons aged 21 and 17 and is a practice manager for an engineering company, recently starting teaching deep water running, hydro jog and aqua fit.

James Wight

James Wight

Founder of Adventure Uncovered, James is an ex-Marketing Director, part-time photographer, volunteer, and writer, spending as much time as possible in the ocean or on mountains. He's obsessed with cabins, sustainability, and enjoys the intersectionality between human and environmental stories and challenging the status quo.

Dr Bethany Roberts

Dr Bethany Roberts

Dr Bethany Roberts is a researcher on the BlueHealth project looking into how we can assess the potential benefits of visiting blue spaces across spatial scales. She is passionate about understanding people’s connections to nature, and how this can positively impact mental health and wellbeing.