Category Archives: Hiking

The Pennine Way

The oldest National Trail in Britain, and perhaps the most famous, the Pennine Way links Edale in Derbyshire with Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. It’s 267 miles of walking in the Pennines and Cheviots is, perhaps, best known for … Continue reading

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Ordnance Survey Map Symbols

Originating in 1791 from the Board of Ordnance – the defence ministry of the day, Ordnance Survey is best known today for its paper maps. Ordnance Survey produce around 650 different recreational and leisure maps, including maps for walking maps … Continue reading

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Ordnance Survey Maps

There are several different types of OS Maps produced by Ordnance Survey suited to specific uses. The most commonly known are the OS Explorer Maps and the OS Landranger Maps. The OS Explorer Map uses a 4cm to 1km (2½ … Continue reading

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Trekking in France: How to prepare

France is one of Europe’s top destinations for trekkers. If you’re planning a trekking holiday in France there’s a few key things you need to consider to make sure you’re prepared. Preparing for your trekking holiday in France Pick the … Continue reading

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Learn Better Trail Running Techniques

Regardless of whether you prefer road or trail running routes, there are certain tips to follow so that you do not injure yourself while out and about. By avoiding the following bad habits, you will ensure that you stay fit … Continue reading

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Why Join a Road Running Club?

While anyone can hit the road on foot, there are certain benefits to joining a club which deals specifically for runners. If you are concerned about losing your independence while on the road, read on for some reasons as to … Continue reading

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Guide to Keeping Fit for Scrambling

Scrambling is always a great way to explore the wilderness, as it allows us to get out there and witness Mother Nature up close.  A solid fitness regime will certainly be required, regardless of how well you know the route … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes on the National Trails

When out and about enjoying the network of National Trails around England, you may be impressed by how clean and well-maintained they can be. All of this does not come about overnight and actually requires a fair amount of work by an extensive staff currently funded by the government. Continue reading

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Selecting the Best Walking Shoes

There are so many kinds of footwear available in stores, and it can be difficult to choose a pair that suits your needs while you are out walking. Here are a few features that you should look for to get … Continue reading

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Planning Your Next Hiking Holiday

If you are thinking about going out and exploring the wilderness for an extended period of time, it is important to undergo a few initial preparations so that you can then enjoy your journey without experiencing any dangers or inconveniences … Continue reading

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