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Outdoor Clothing Repairs, try Lancashire Sports Repairs

Mike and Paula of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

When we ran the walking lodge in Wensleydale winter was harsh. So I bought a Mountain Equipment down jacket from the Walking Shop in Leyburn. It’s been so good and toasty and kept me warm in the winter for the last 6 years. Last year it was looking a little worse for wear – faulty

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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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Italian Food Tour with German Influence

Italian Food Tour at the Hotel Digon Ortisei

Although Pinnacle Walking Holidays is all about walking I would love to diversify and run a week long Italian Food tour. There’s so much to discover in the Val Gardena region of Italy. Although it is the majestic Dolomite Mountains that will leave the longest-lasting and most memorable impression. The description of our walking holidays

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Sample Three Course Chalet Menus

Salmon Tray Bake. An easy dish for Chalet Menus in the French Alps

Each month I have decided to do a blog called chalet menus. At Pinnacle we are always thinking how to impress the guests with new menus, it’s quite important as many return year after year to our French Alps Walking Holidays and Peak District Short Breaks. Chalet menus for walking holidays in the Alps require

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Cleaning Walking Boots

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

So, you’ve been out having some fun in the countryside, or maybe just working in the garden. The point is, you’ve been working hard in the mud and wet and now you’re done and you want your tea. Cleaning walking boots is the last thing on your mind as you are tempted to throw your boots

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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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Eat a Healthy Breakfast Before a Day’s Walking

Paula's Yoghurt included in every Healthy Breakfast

People miss out on a healthy breakfast for various reasons, from not feeling very hungry first thing in the morning to believing it will aid their weight loss goals. Eating low-GI, complex carbohydrates alongside a helping of protein at the start of the day will give your body all it needs in terms of energy;

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Skiing Passion; Something for Winter

Pinnacle walking holidays also have a skiing passion

As you will know Pinnacle Walking Holidays love hiking. What you may not know is that Mike and I also have a skiing passion. We adore being in the mountains in the Winter. Some people, including us, only have limited time off work or constraints on when they can take a break. Fitting in both

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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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Cold Crisp Days Are Great

Dovedale

Although it may not be the best weather for getting out and about, cold, crisp days are great, and a good time to get outside. What could be better than frost-covered hills seen against a clear blue sky? In the UK, we have such a variety of scenery, all inhabited by an equally diverse range

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