Walking with Mike and Paula

WALK THE CHAMONIX VALLEY; ALWAYS A PLEASURE

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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Look Forward to Lunch at the Puez Hut

Puez Hut

Thinking ahead to late Summer/Autumn, we still have some spaces left on our Dolomite walking holidays in September. This time of year is a beautiful time to visit this stunning alpine area. Join us and you can look forward to a lunch spot at the gorgeous Puez Hut. The walking is so varied and there

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Climbing Mont Blanc to the Summit

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

Every summer when running our walking holidays in the Alps most guests ask us “would you like to climb Mont Blanc?” At 4,810m it’s not your average hill walk, we have been told by friends who have climbed it that’s it not technically challenging, and anyone who is a competent winter walker with good rope

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Driving to Italy via England, France, Germany and Austria

View of Sciliar from the Brenner Pass when driving to Italy

It is rare that guests drive to Chamonix for our French Alps walking holidays as Geneva is so accessible by air from the UK. However driving to Italy is a different story. The Dolomites is not as easy to fly to, and many of the airports are still a reasonable drive away. Every autumn 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

Dovedale

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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