Christmas Time with Snow

Christmas Snow in the Peak District

Well the clocks have gone back. With it comes a long stretch of dark nights and very short days. It’s not all bad news though as Christmas time is approaching and it seems to lift everyone’s mood. Rather than getting too downhearted about dark evenings we tend to focus on the positive and look forward

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine or Gluhwein

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine, that festive smell around the house is just great. You have two options for making mulled wine. The first is to simply buy mulled wine spices and a bottle of red wine, heat them on the hob (without boiling) and hey presto. If you prefer to make your

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FAVOURITE LAKELAND WALKS | CAT BELLS

Favourite Lakeland Walks Cat Bells with Mike

Cat Bells from Little Town is one of our favourite Lakeland walks, and is very popular on a Lake District short walking break. It’s a steep but simple scramble to the summit and the views over Derwent Water are awesome, as are the mountains of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Little Town, where quite a few Lakeland

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Footwear for Walking

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

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we see many types of footwear for walking worn by our guests. Some seem happy in approach shoes and others need the support of a good walking boot. Footwear plays such an important part in your enjoyment of the outdoors. Whether it’s an easy walking holiday in the Peak District through

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Ortisei Italy

Ortisei Italy A Street Scene

Ortisei Italy is famous for its ornate woodcarvings and the lovely pedestrian area with great shops and cafés. This idyllic part of Val Gardena in the Italian Sud Tyrol is a wonderful place for a walking holiday. Ortisei is 1,236m above sea level and is the largest village in Val Gardena; it has a population

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An Autumn Walk in the Chatsworth Estate

Chatsworth Estate in the Peak District

We have now finished our walking breaks for 2021, so we can take a few days enjoying the area we live in and what it has to offer. This week we spent the day exploring the Chatsworth estate. The estate is so beautiful in the autumn and the deer are everywhere. Autumn colours are stunning at

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Our Walking Tips for Helping you Choose the Right Holiday

Getting walking tips at Refuge Bernard

Walking Tips to Booking the Perfect Holiday Taking a walking holiday sounds great fun, fresh air, exercise and the company of likeminded people. However choosing the wrong type of holiday could be a miserable experience, it’s so important to choose the right one for you and your ability. It is well worth doing plenty of

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Whether to Walk with Walking Poles or Not

A True Mountaineer uses Walking Poles

If someone asked me; “What is something you could not do without on a walk?” I would have to say my Leki walking poles. Not everybody likes them, but if you’re concerned about pain, especially in your knees or back, then think seriously about investing in a pair of walking poles. Telescopic Walking Poles There

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Nice People

Healthy walkers and Lovely People

Every year we meet so many nice people on our walking holidays. They come from all over the UK and are thrown into the melting pot that is Pinnacle. Last year was no exception. We were introduced to many new people, welcomed back old friends and established many new friendships. Our mission statement is ‘arrive

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