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Is Bridge Climbing on the Up?

Are we on the verge of an explosion in the popularity of bridge climbing? If we are, then remember that you heard it on the CheapTents.com blog first! A staggering three incidents of bridge climbing have recently been reported by the BBC:

During the early hours of the morning on Friday 26th of December, a man was spotted climbing the Tyne Bridge on CCTV. Police officers told the man to climb back down the bridge, and he complied. He was arrested and given a caution for causing a public nuisance.

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The 2009 Ordnance Survey Outdoor Show is just around the corner on 27th-29th March, so we thought it would be wise to provide a bit more information of what goodies are in store for those people looking to attend!

Outdoor Sports, Gear and Entertainment

Each year, the NEC outdoor show stuffs itself with everything outdoorsy, including a a huge range of outdoor equipment, sports and entertainment all following a camping and outdoors theme.

Over the weekend you’ll be able to spend time around some of the best athletes in the outdoor industry, learn about gear, techniques, and totally immerse yourself in all things outdoors…including the opportunity to be inspired by Sir Ranulph Feinnes!

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The UK’s favourite maps, Ordnance Survey, can now be viewed digitally via Multimap’s online website.

Ordnance Survey LandRanger and Explorer Maps

Not only do they offer the LandRanger scale of maps but also the (1:50,000 scale maps) but also Explorer maps too (1:25,000 scale maps).

Searchable Ordnance Survey Maps

If you know you are heading to the Lakes to stay at a friends and intend on going for a walk whilst there, you can

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It’s the second day of to the worst spell of snow that the UK has had in 18 years.

Changeable Weather Systems

Knowing how changeable the UK weather is getting now it’s worth being mindful of what emergency equipment you have in the boot of your car. There’s no doubt that people should be prepared with the correct warm, winter clothing, but so too should they be prepared for if their car breaks-down or if they are stuck waiting for a bus or train.

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