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Review: Macpac Pitch 35 litre backpack

Macpac are a well-known brand of outdoor gear, especially backpacks. Their Macpac Pitch is a 35 litre bag aimed at the winter walker and scrambler, but is it also good for the regular hill-walker? We do all of these things, […]

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Wye Valley Trip Report

The River Wye winds its way from Mid-Wales to join the sea in the Severn Estuary near Chepstow. The lower reaches, where the river is […]

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A winter walking weekend on the Gower

Port Eynon hostel stands right on the sea front. It’s an old lifeboat station, and apparently when the tide is very high the water laps at the steps outside the door. We were able to sit in the lounge in […]

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Walking the Snowdonia Way

The hills of North Wales would take a lifetime to explore. You’ve heard of Snowdon, but what about the others? How about the Glyderau, the […]

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Northumberland Trip Report

About as far north in England as you can go, the Northumberland National Park straddles the land between the Scottish border, and what was once […]

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North Pennines Trip Report

Beyond the Yorkshire Dales, indeed beyond the Lake District, lies the vast area of high moorland known as the North Pennines. Most people see them on the right as they drive up the M6 towards Carlisle and Scotland, and for […]

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Winter wildlife for walkers

The trees have lost their leaves and the days are shorter, darker and colder. These things are part of the seasons, and part of living […]

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North Devon trip report

Elmscott hostel is a converted old schoolhouse, standing only a few hundred metres from the crash of the Atlantic against the high cliffs of the […]

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