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Gear Guide: Packing a Rucksack

A Few Things to think About When Packing a Rucksack: We thought that including some advice on rucksack packing would be a worthwhile, however when we brought our ideas together we soon realised that it would be closer to a book than an article! The reason for this is simple, everyone has a knack of [...]

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Leki Trekking Pole Innovations

Leki have been developing trekking and walking poles since they introduced them in 1954. Leki lead the innovation in trekking poles. Some recent Leki trekking pole Innovations: 2009 - Leki Introduce the Aergon Grip Leki aergon grip Strap with safety release function minimises risk of injury edgeless outer shape gives multi gripping possibilities around the [...]

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Gear Guide: Essential Winter Walking Kit

This quick article will cover the most essential pieces of winter kit, to keep you safe, warm and comfortable this winter. This has been an incredible winter with snow and ice aplenty! Whilst these are perfect conditions for some, the conditions are equally dangerous, and one must take extreme care, especially on high and/or steep [...]

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Ambleside Climbing Wall

Visitors to Ambleside are about to be 'stone-walled' with the opening of a new indoor climbing wall. Ambleside-based Adventure Peaks company is building a new indoor climbing centre within what was the old 'Young’s Furnishing' building on Lake Road. The wall is said to be 10.5 meter’s high and will be part of a new [...]

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Fell running in the Buff

Very little lunching goes on during our 'lunch breaks' at Head to the Hills when the sun is out and the fells are working their magic over us. Lagdales Buff Run Buff Headwear Lougrigg Run Lily Tarn Buffs Run Two days ago I was trotting through knee deep snow on Wandsfell, today I’m skipping along [...]

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What is Speed Hiking?

What is it about running in the mountains? It exhilarates and strengthens for sure... but it doesn't half hurt sometimes! Over the years I've found myself heading off for a big day out, dressed to run or in lightweight walking gear, with the intention of running but only when I feel like it. This lifted [...]

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Gear Guide: How To Look After Walking Boots

If you recently bought some walking or hiking boots and want to ensure you prolong their life, follow these easy tips to looking after your boots. How Often Should Walking Boots be Cleaned? Try to clean any thick mud from your boots after each use...The easiest way is to walk through some thick grass or [...]

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Advice on Choosing Walking Socks

You'll have heard the phrase 'it's what's inside that counts!' , well that couldn't be more true than for walking socks. Choosing the right hiking or walking sock should ensure your feet remain at their optimal temperature, blister free, dry and comfortable, which means of course you, the owner, are free to enjoy your walking [...]

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Trail Running in Snowdonia.

I recently stopped at the excellent Tyn y Coed Hotel at Capel Curig and managed to sneak in a cheeky bit of fell running while I was there. Heading straight for the obvious choice, I decided on Moel Siabod. It is hard to miss it from Capel as it pokes its pointy summit head out [...]

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