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Coniston to host marathon reading of Swallows and Amazons

A marathon reading of the classic children’s story Swallows and Amazons will be staged this summer on the shore of Coniston lake where the tale was set. The event, to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the author, Arthur Ransome, will take place at Coniston on Sunday September 3. A number of celebrity [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Lake District to be focus of stunning new TV documentary

The Lake District will be the focus of a new documentary next week which uses cutting edge camera techniques to give unique perspectives on the year in-the-life of England's largest national park. The documentary will use fixed cameras across the Lake District to show how the scenery transforms over a year and the effect on [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Christmas Deliveries & Orders 2015

We can dispatch items as usual until 2pm Mon 21st Dec using our standard UK service via Royal Mail. Parcels should reach you in time for Christmas, however we do recommend our 'Express UK' Service, if your item is needed for Christmas. After 2pm on 21st Dec 2015 if your order is required for Christmas please select 'Express [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|News|0 Comments

Nordic Walking Equipment

Nordic Walking Equipment Nordic Walking is an easily accessible sport for most people, it's an ideal way to start getting fit and keep fit. You can Nordic Walk just about anywhere, all you need is an open space some Nordic Walking Poles and perhaps a little bag for your essentials. Here at Head to the [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

The Leki Super Makalu Trail Anti shock

For trekking and walking with sure-footed confidence these sturdy, shock-absorbing,  Leki Trail antishock poles are just the job and they're on special offer! The Classic Trail TrekkingPole This classic Leki pole used to be called the Leki Super Makalu Trail Anti shock and has strong aluminium shafts with an internal spring to absorb shock, reducing strain [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Mountain King Trail Blaze Walking Poles Review 1

Mountain King Trail Blaze poles... I’ve just received my long anticipated delivery of Trail Blaze poles and wasted no time in escaping for a very autumnal round of the Fairfield Horseshoe, complete with the first dusting of snow it’s seen this season! I found these poles to be a revelation. As a long term pole [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments

Mountain King Trail Blaze Poles Customer Review

I finally took the Trail Blaze poles for a proper outing on Saturday - 12 miles or so over Kinder Scout… I carried them on the pack for the first 2 or 3 miles - incredibly light and easy to stow - then tried them for ascending via Jacob’s Ladder - and reminded myself of [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments

Mountain King, Trail Blaze Pole Review 2

I’ll be honest… When I first saw the Trail Blaze poles I thought I’d break them within a month. Perfect for ultralight backpacking and mountain running (which is what they are designed for) but not tough enough for everyday mountaineering and hill walking use. After a year of regular use and abuse they are still [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments

Running in Snow with Hillsound Trail Crampons

The Hillsound Trail crampons are designed for trail running and hiking so they are perfect for our fell run in the north lakes today, as we'll be running on forest tracks. I fit them over my trainers by putting my toe in first and ensuring the base plate is sitting square under the ball of [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments

Mountain King Super Trekker AS Pole – Review

Country Walking Magazine Gear Test, March 2009 - Mountain King Super Trekker Anti Shock Walking Pole. The Super Trekker boasts a soft and well-shaped handle as well as a long extended grip. The strap is soft and well-padded and the adjustment system is simple but effective. The poles feel quite light in use, especially for [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments