Chocolate Smartie Cake

Chocolate Smartie Cake is a very tasty not too unhealthy for a chocolate cake. It’s a great recipe for all the family to enjoy. I have made this many times on our Peaks short breaks, it’s great for chocolate loving walkers. Ingredients for Chocolate Smartie Cake 200g butter 200g milk chocolate 200g caster sugar 2

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Good Recipe for Tiramisu

A Good Recipe for Tiramisu

Tiramisù is such a Good Recipe and one of those Italian desserts that is regularly found on restaurant dessert menus, and is loved by most pudding lovers. Translated from Italian, Tiramisù literally means pick-me-up (Tira-mi-sù) in reference to the coffee and alcohol found inside. A good recipe describes a layered dessert made with Italian biscuits

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Another Summer in Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix on the Swiss border at the Col de Balme

Well another Summer in Chamonix has ended and we are very sad. The weather was very warm and sunny with the odd mountain storm. Quite a few new guests this year, all loving Chalet Shiraz. The hot tub, plunge pool, and Mike’s fab walks and, of course, not forgetting my meals. Glenn joined us again

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Walking Kit for Going into the Hills

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

Firstly: you don’t actually need a lot of walking kit to go for a walk, which makes it one of the cheapest and most accessible leisure activities. However, there are various items that make a day walk considerably easier, more comfortable and more enjoyable. If you’re walking in upland or remote areas, it’s also sensible

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The French Food in Chamonix is Amazing

Chamonix

One of the great joys of being in France is of course french food – French gastronomy was recently awarded UNESCO status! …and Chamonix has everything from the double-Michelin-starred restaurant at the Albert Premier, to homely, cosy mountain huts. Wonderful french food. We love to cook at Pinnacle – but we love to eat out

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Our Top Tips for Walking in the Rain

Snow storm at Col Raiser, unexpected.

Whether you’ve been walking in Britain for 50 years or you’ve just started, everyone needs top tips for walking in the rain. Walking in the rain brings many challenges – from dangerous terrain to poor visibility for navigation. It can be hard to know exactly what the weather will be like on the highest peaks

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Apple Pear Strudel Recipe

Pudding Recipes | Apple Pear Strudel

Our Peak District short walking break always gives me a chance to try out some recipes which will be good for our New Year break. A big hit was the Apple Pear Strudel served with Cinnamon custard. It was so easy to make and everywhere smells of Christmas spices. Strudel is always served in the

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Mont Blanc Facts that Interest Us

Mont Blanc and Chamonix Weather is contrasts; hot days, cold mountains

The sight of mighty Mont Blanc is awesome, and many of our Chamonix guests are keen to see the stunning French mountain close to during a trip to the French Alps. Walkers can complete the famous Tour du Mont Blanc, a classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif, while more experienced climbers may be keen

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Walking is One of the Easiest Ways to Get Fit

Wolfscote Dale

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get fit – and offers an excellent way to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. If you are keen to book a walking holiday with Pinnacle Walking Holiday, or have a long distance walk planned, pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Here

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Walking Can Bring About Positive Changes

Paula with group on a Peak District break

A recently published study has revealed how walking can bring about positive changes to the mind. While common sense suggests that a walk can help to make you feel happier and calmer, a new study published shows that spending time in nature decreases negative thoughts and depression feelings by a significant amount. Study Researchers compared

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