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The Mosedale Horseshoe

There are a few Mosedales in the Lake District and this one is the daddy of them all. By Lakeland, the Mosedale hidden beyond Wastwater is wild and remote. The only vehicular access to the valley is via Wasdale Head which can be a challenge in itself, especially if you’re not a fan of winding …

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Lowe Alpine Altus 52-57 Pack Review

Part of an award winning series of packs, Rik Henderson brings us his Lowe Alpine Altus 52-57 pack review Lowe Alpine sent us their latest backpack, the Altus 52-57, an award-winning four-season pack that that claims to service several outdoor activities including mountaineering, ski touring and overnight trips. We tested it over the Easter bank …

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Walk The Coledale Round

Walk The Coledale Round

As Lakeland walks go, the Coledale Round is a biggie – a long walk over the high fells surrounding the glacial valley of Coledale, situated right at the heart of the north western fells. If it’s Wainwrights you are after then this is the walk for you. It’s considered a classic for a reason. There …

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Walk up Ingleborough from Clapham

Walk up Ingleborough from Clapham

Ingleborough is perhaps the most famed peak in the Yorkshire Dales thanks to its imposing profile, especially its north face. Its striking appearance is thanks to its unique geology; three distinct geological tiers give the fell a ‘layered’ appearance. This profile is perhaps the reason that the fell was once erroneously thought to the countries …

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Ruffwear Vert dog jacket Review

Ruffwear Vert dog jacket Review

Ted and Awen (his human friend) have both been enjoying their winter walks of late, and bring us their Ruffwear Vert dog jacket Review. The Vert is a waterproof and breathable jacket with a fleece lining and a nylon shell fabric designed to keep your furry friend warm and dry on walks. The Vert slides …

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How to Choose a Rucksack

“What have you got in there, the kitchen sink?” Pete gets asked, unashamedly struggling his way up the Miners Path on Snowdon, knees bowing under the weight of his old framed 65ltr Karrimor rucksack, a day’s walk on one of the hottest days of the year. Whilst Pete is prepared for any eventuality and the …

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The Kentmere Horseshoe

The Kentmere Horseshoe

INTRODUCTION The Kentmere Horseshoe is one of the classic Lakeland routes. It can be completed in a day and is usually done in a clockwise direction but this route goes anti-clockwise and includes an optional wild camp. It starts and finishes in the village of Kentmere, four miles to the north of Staveley. It includes …

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The Sandstone Trail

The Sandstone Trail

The Sandstone Trail is a 54km long trail from Frodsham in Cheshire to Whitchurch in Shropshire. Established in 1974, the Sandstone Trail was been extended in the 90s to include Frodsham and Witchurch, rather than starting and ending in more remote locations that were difficult to get to by public transport. The trail follows Cheshire’s …

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