Walking with Mike and Paula


Always a pleasure to walk Chamonix Valley

Taking the train from Chamonix to Vallorcine in order to walk the Chamonix Valley is always popular with guests on a walking holiday in the alps. It’s so close to the Swiss border and this rustic little village has stunning backdrops. This is an easy day’s walking but still has beautiful mountain views throughout. We

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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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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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A Walking Day in the Peak District


A favourite Peak District walking day starts from Hartington. It’s such a pretty Derbyshire village and is famous for its cheese; ‘Hartington Blue’. After heading off past Hartington Hall, a very popular YHA property, we head down to Biggin Dale and along to Wolfscote Dale. Both Dales are level but high sided and very dramatic.

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Mixed Mushroom Stroganoff

Mixed Mushroom Stroganoff is very popular in the French Alps

A really substantial vegetarian meal is Mixed Mushroom Stroganoff. This is especially good news if you are making a meat stroganoff; it can easily adapted for the veggies. Mixed Mushroom Stoganoff is great served with Basmati Rice and although I use mixed mushrooms any kind work out well. Adding some Porcini mushrooms add flavour but

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My First Trekking Poles to Help Protect My Knees

I used my first trekking poles in the lake district on part of the Coast to Coast walk

I have recently purchased some Black Diamond FLZ poles, ‘my first trekking poles’ to help protect my knees. So far I’ve used my first trekking poles three times. Each time I used them to ascend a very steep (over 45 degrees) slab of rock, with some huge boulders mixed in. It was long, taking about

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Walking for Fitness

Thorpe Cloud a great place to go walking for fitness

I think there are two types of walker.The one that joins rambling groups that meet every week, and the solitary type who do not enjoy the bustle of large groups all Walking for Fitness. For me I never was quite sure which category I fitted into, but having run Pinnacle Walking Holidays for the past three

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Tomato Goats Cheese Crumble

Tomato Goats Cheese Crumble. A tasty vegetarian dish

I love vegetarian food; it’s so colourful and tasty. That’s why I like to make Tomato Goats Cheese Crumble. We have quite a few veggie friends and they seem to think the choice in restaurants and pubs is quite poor. We get a lot of vegetarian guests which gives me the chance experiment with different

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Winter Walking

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

Although we do not run winter walking holidays Mike and I are very aware of safety. This time of year at Pinnacle Walking Holidays we often get the chance to sneak in the odd winter walk, you never know what you might come across, especially in somewhere like the Lake District. So we have listed

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MONTHLY PHOTO | January | Dolomites

Monthly Photo Close to a summit in the Dolomites

Seeing as we are currently planning our Dolomite Walking Holidays it seems only right to make these majestic mountains our January Monthly Photo. We could probably produce a monthly photo for every day from this truly jaw dropping region. Every day on every walk there are views to take your breath away. Guests who have

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