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Hill Food Ideas – Nairn’s Gluten Free Oatcakes and Philly

By Dave Roberts   

on July 24, 2013    No ratings yet.

Hill Food Ideas – Nairn’s Gluten Free Oatcakes and Philly

Lunches are always problematic on multiday trips, especially now I’m gluten intolerant. So I was quite chuffed to discover that Nairn’s do some gluten-free oatcakes, and unlike many gluten-free products it isn’t a pale shadow of the regular product. It’s simply made from oats that haven’t been cross-contaminated by wheat.


OK, this isn’t going to work on multiday backpacks, but as a quick and simple option that you can throw in the pack it’s difficult to beat. Being gluten intolerant, you can’t just rely on being able to eat out, so having an easy option like this that can be thrown into the pack is just great.

Not only that, but half a pack of Philly and six oatcakes pack an impressive 500 calories. Or you can go for a lighter fat cheese if you’re not going to burn that off.

They cost £2 for a 135g pack of 18 oatcakes, packed into three handy portions of six.

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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