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Gear review : Petzl Tikka Plus

One of the classic head torches from the well known brand Petzl is the Tikka Plus, available at most outdoor shops alongside it’s cousins in the range. Advertised at 160 lumens, it’s near the bottom of the lumen scale, but […]

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Calling out mountain rescue

We’re very lucky in the UK that mountain rescue exists. If you have an accident in the mountains, then there’s a dedicated, professional team of […]

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5 reasons to go on a guided walking weekend

1. Discover new places It’s all too easy to think you’ve seen it all, or worry about the investment in time and research needed when planning on going somewhere new by yourself. Being part of a guided group means being […]

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How to waterproof your bag

Whether you’ve been out in light drizzle or a serious downpour you’ll have soon realised that your backpack isn’t waterproof. Though the material is water-resistant […]

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Large Outdoors Guide to walking the West Highland Way

A remarkable route from the city through farmland, lakeside, open moor and dramatic mountain landscapes, the West Highland Way holds a deserved position as one of the UK’s most popular long distance trails. This year it is 36 years old, having been […]

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Gear Advice…..walking poles

If you’ve already been on one of our guided walking weekends, then you’ll know that kit regularly becomes a talking point. Whether it’s certain members of […]

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What is a survival bag?

For all mountain walks and the majority of our upland day walks and charity challenges you will be requirred to carry a compulsory survival bag and whistle. So if your taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Snowdon, Ben Nevis […]

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