This weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to take part in the annual Sheep Drive across London Bridge for Freemen of the City of London and their guests, and our time at the event and walking along the Thames Path nearby got us thinking about links between city and the countryside. We wandered… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Adventures & Hobbies
Here is short film of Steve being interviewed about Nearly Wild Exploration at the Landscapes for life conference in July. In it Steve is asked to explain a little more about how he thinks we can reconnect with the natural world.
The Countryfile Live 2018 Tapestry We were able to offer a new and different experience to the passers-by wandering past the Nearly Wild Exploration stand at last week’s Countryfile Live Show – weaving the Countryfile view! Starting with just a clothes rail, some garden twine and a basket of wool, over 100 people got involved,… Read more »
A short video explaining a little about Nearly Wild Exploration and what it means. Building nature back into everyday life
My Running Holiday on the Cuckoo Trail aka Running the 2018 Cape Wrath Ultra Much of my motivation for running is to explore the natural world (the rest is to do with enabling me to eat lots without getting fat!), and when I heard about the Cape Wrath Ultra, I immediately thought that this would… Read more »
The 2016 Llanberis Mountain Film Festival has just finished, and on its closing night I was able to see Sherpa – Trouble on Everest, the 2015 documentary from director Jennifer Peedom. Sherpa, as the name suggests, is about the Sherpa people of the Khumbu valley in Nepal who work in the profitable but treacherous climbing… Read more »
Steve and Arran Evison are off to the Outdoor Show in London today. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is up to and hopefully making some new friends contacts. If you have not been before, it can be an interesting event, if perhaps a little too focused on outdoor adventure, personal challenge and gear and rather… Read more »
The most aesthetically pleasing wood stack I’ve seen in a while. A continuation of hundreds of years of people’s use of this forest.
Having stopped early on in my morning run to read an interpretation sign, I found out how Holybourne village in Hampshire (where I’ve been staying overnight) is on the site of a former Roman settlement, an important place on the route from London to Winchester. I then felt very Roman as I trotted along this… Read more »
Finally home. Suffering with a chest infection so on the antibiotics! But wow, isn’t Britain green. It’s so noticeable after being away. Yes we get a lot of rain, but hey, look at the growth we get as a result. Bring on the green….!
Back in Abu Dhubi airport waiting for the Manchester flight. Had to overnight in the travel Lodge which to be fair was very easy and comfortable. Even had good British tea!
My last night in Kathmandu for the trip, ended with attending the excellent fundraiser gig for those killed in the recent Everest disaster. Well done to all involved, a supreme effort.
Back in Kathmandu after plane delays and cancellations in Lukla which led to over 1.5 days of delay in our schedule and thats a lot less than many as we chartered a helicopter to come down. I have had limited internet lately so will post some updates over the next few days. The important thing… Read more »
Starting to move higher on the mountain now and the temperature in the evenings is lower. Funny really, out in this beautiful space and you find you spend more and more time hiding inside a tent keeping warm!
Practicing rope work today. Off to base camp tomorrow. Can’t wait to see the mountain. Limited wifi, not surprisingly. Don’t expect photos folks. More wen I am down a bit lower!
We are now at the bottom of cho la pass. Already been quite high. Tomorrow we set off for bad camp. Very slow internet but amazing to hav it up here.
Our first Everest view
End of the second day. Arriving at Namche Bazaar. It’s grown hugely in the last 18 years.
Our first campsite. Our own tent each, table and chairs in the mess tent, this is going to be luxury!
After some time relaxing and catching up on e-mails and work in the morning is was off to the edge of Kathmandu for a walk in local hills. We climbed up to a monastery and enjoyed the views from the beautiful garden, the calm inside the monastery and a welcome cool lassi drink. Then we… Read more »
Arrived in Kathmandu and we are enjoying having time for some quiet preparation. One day delay already, but it quite nice really as give a little time to catch up on sleep deprivation and settle in. Basically due to recent bad weather which has delayed flights in to Lukla and caused a backlog! So, its… Read more »
Well, our spare room seems to be filling up with my various bits of kit. Most dusted down from the past, but some brand spanking new. All very exciting. It is surprising how much kit I seem to need just to get up a hill! Anyway, those of you who have asked will be pleased to hear… Read more »
Hi, I am Steve Evison, one of the founders of Nearly Wild and Nearly Wild Camping. This blog is a place that we will build up stories and resources to inspire each other to explore the natural world, and hopefully work to protect it. The first blog posts will probably be about some of my family and friends own… Read more »