New year, new stuff

Happy New Year everyone!

While I think it’s fair to say 2020 has been somewhat challenging for many (to put it politely), we can at least hope for a steady return to some semblance of normality later this year. With that in mind, over the coming days and weeks I’ll be finalising the timetable of existing hill-based activities for 2021 and launching some new, exciting projects!

So what’s new? Well, first is a subtle change of name – while mountain adventures will still be our main raison d’être, we’ll be offering more and varied activities in the lowlands, so ‘outdoor adventures‘ just seems, well, more logical really.

New activities? Well, over the last few months, I’ve rediscovered the simple pleasure of watching and photographing birds on my local patch. I’ve been birdwatching on and off since childhood, although attempts to photograph our feathered friends have been a more recent pursuit, proving both rewarding and frustrating in equal measure! So, as someone with a life-long passion for both walking and birds it seems like a no-brainer to offer bird walks. Oh my, I’m slow on the uptake at times! In my defence, I’ve done a few bird walks around my local nature reserve in recent years, but now it’s time to ramp it up a notch – so look out for some new days out in the Shropshire Hills coming up, as we go in search of summer visitors like the redstart, pied flycatcher and elusive cuckoo.

With the ongoing decline of our nation’s wildlife well documented, I’ll be launching an exciting, new conservation project. This not-for-profit initiative will aim to get Wolverhampton wild again by helping to reverse the decline of some of our best loved bird species. It’s called WVwild and it’s coming soon – watch this space!

And finally, thank you everyone for your support, custom, follows, likes, shares, retweets and other interactions over the last year. In particular, I am very grateful to those customers who have already been in touch to reschedule or re-book canceled activities. Your support means a lot. Thank you.

Julian


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