Friday has arrived yet again and will the promised thunderstorms spoil our chances of getting out and about, possibly but let’s hope for the best and see what is on offer around the country. Grab your lightweight waterproofs and your brolly and get out there.

Down in Dartmoor National Park it’s that time of year for the Midnight Madness Walk. A thirteen mile circular nighttime walk through the national park and once again they will be raising money for the Fishermen’s Mission. The walk itself starts at 9.00pm on Saturday evening from Princetown Primary School and takes in the splendour of the open moorland with just the moonlight, and the occasional torch, to guide your way. It’s certainly a challenge of a different sort and gives the opportunity to experience this wilderness in quite a unique way. It should take around 4-5 hours to complete depending on your walking and navigational skills, but don’t worry, the Plymouth team of the local Search and Rescue is on hand to supervise and let’s hope they beat the total they raised last year which was a very impressive £11,000.

Close by but far enough distant you will find the beautiful Trelissick Garden, near Truro and this coming Sunday you can enjoy the chance of trying out a spot of archery as well as enjoying the gardens themselves as well as several walking trails. Age is no boundary to this event which is described as suitable for ages 4 to 104, so it should be interesting.

If you are a little further north than why not pop in at the Black Combe Walking Festival which is underway. A series of walks and talks at the gateway to the Western Lake District. From Wainrights summits and expeditions along the valleys to nature trails and coastal rambles there is certainly something for everyone. And every walk is led by a local who certainly knows a thing or three about this amazing corner of Cumbria.

So wrap up just in case but get out and enjoy whether it’s a hike, a bike ride or simply a walk down the local canal. Let us know what you get up to and we could feature it in a future blog.