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It’s Good To Walk and Talk, But Why?

Have you ever noticed that people tell each other all sorts of things when you are on a walk?  If you have walked any long distance trail then you will instantly understand where I am coming from.  There is something about the act of walking that bonds two people together much quicker than any other…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for The Walker In Your Life

Am I allowed to mention the “C” word when it is only 28th November?  For me, Christmas never really starts until a week before the event, but I know that some people are super organised and have already started shopping for their loved ones. If you have landed on this blog then I expect it…

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BOOK REVIEW – A BETTER ME

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction A Better Me: The Official Autobiography by  Gary Barlow.  ‘This is the book I wished I’d had to turn to.’ Gary Barlow Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock…

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The Importance of A Map and Compass

As some of you may know, I recently passed the Lowland Leaders Course, which is a nationally recognised qualification for the outdoor industry.  In all honesty, I very nearly didn’t pass this course, mainly due to my attitude towards maps and a compass. I needed to change my attitude! In my head, paper maps were…

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GEAR REVIEW – WATERPROOF GLOVES

Item: Winter Gloves Cost: c£17.99 Used for: Hiking in the cold and wet weather Enjoyment Level: Warm, dry, toasty hands! TREAT OF THE WEEK – WINTER GLOVES On Monday I dropped my waterproof gloves in the car park after one of our AG Club walks, but luckily one of my members noticed and handed them…

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The Painful Process of Self Publishing A Travelogue Book

As some of you may know, in July this year I walked the South Downs Way and I was quite excited about converting my travel journal into a paperback book.  Business friends of mine had self published books before, and one networking friend had even set up a self publishing business so how hard can…

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BOOK REVIEW – BLANKET OF STARS

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction Blanket of Stars: Thru-Hiking the Camino de Santiago by  C.W. Lockhart   An unlikely pilgrim battles agoraphobia to reclaim life beyond the sofa. The 800-kilometer journey along the Camino Frances provides a scenic backdrop to ponder midlife crisis and chronic illness, an empty nest and marital woes, military…

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BOOK REVIEW – WALK WITH YOUR WOLF

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction Walk With Your Wolf: Unlock your intuition, confidence & power by  Jonathan Hoban ‘An important message about the power of reconnecting with the primal self to achieve balance in the modern world. A fascinating read’ – Megan HineNature is our greatest healer. It’s time to start walking and reclaim…

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Top Tips For Staying Dry When Walking In The Rain

Autumn was declared on 23rd September and since then it has not stopped raining!  Having spent the last weekend in the Peak District, and being forced to purchase a new waterproof jacket, I felt that it was time for a top tips blog for walking in the wet stuff!   Before I get into how…

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GEAR REVIEW -BOOT DRYERS

Item: Boot Dryers Cost: c£19 Used for: Drying your boots in wet weather! Enjoyment Level: Warm, dry, toasty feet! TREAT OF THE WEEK – BOOT DRYERS A few years ago I climbed Snowdon in the pouring rain.  It was great fun but my boots were soaked and no amount of newspaper was going to get…

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