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Christmas Presents for Walkers in Your Life

Santa Claus knows the perfect presents for walkers

We’ve all been there, struggling to find Christmas presents for walkers who are family members or great friends. As we’ve been thumbing through the Go Outdoors website for ideas for presents for our own friends and families we thought we’d share our list with you in the hope you you too will find some perfect

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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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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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Watching Birds

Red-Tailed Hawk seen in Chamonix

Have you discovered the magical feeling when you watch wild birds and their activities? I was only young when I was first introduced to watching birds. School Holidays My Nan ran a seasonal business in the winter. During those months she spent very little daylight hours in her home. In summer she and my Grandpa

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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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Fun Walks as a Child

Paula on fun walks in the snow at Armentarola

There is something magical about winter. I first discovered this as a small child, when heading out on family walks. My mum was a big fell walker, she loved the Lake District. We had many fun walks when I was a child. Fun Walks as a Child On the coldest of days, I could transform

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Tips for Getting Fit for a Walking Holiday

Prarion in Chamonix; time for a down jacket and great views of the French Alps

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get fit – and offers a great way to enjoy a holiday. If you are keen to book a Walking Holiday in 2018, then now is a great time to pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Why is walking good

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