Walking with Friends

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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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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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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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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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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North Berwick View of Bass Rock

Bass Rock in North Berwick, a great place to have Walking Holidays in the UK

North Berwick is a vibrant and scenic harbour town in East Lothian, boasting great beaches, and an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and bars. Not to mention world-renowned golf courses. We have just returned from four lovely days with great friends. Just a 30 minute train journey from Edinburgh, there are stunning views out to

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Harter Fell from Haweswater

Harter Fell Great Langdale

When we were in the Lake District recently we drove to Haweswater to climb Harter Fell. This is a fantastic little walk in remote high mountain country, what it lacks in distance it more than makes up for in views. The weather was changeable with some lying snow on the summit ridge. Good for navigation

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A Section of the Coast to Coast Walk

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

Here at Pinnacle Walking Holidays we are always trying different walks, recently we were staying close to Haweswater and walked a section of the Coast to Coast path near to Shap Abbey. We have never completed the whole walk in one trip. We prefer to do it in sections, particularly in Yorkshire, where we lived

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Paula on the River Tweed Taking Photos

Paula with Val on the River Tweed, favourite things are favourite times and people

My photo of the month was taken by the River Tweed in Melrose. The day was a chilly one, therefore it had a magical air and the walk was so lovely. The Scottish border town of Melrose is such a fantastic place. It is home to one of my favourite pubs to eat in; Burts.

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A Busy Week with Friends in Cheshire

Paula with the Last Snowman in a busy week

What a fab week it’s been weather wise. Warm sunshine and no rain which has been perfect for us. As we had our great friends Bruce and Val, who live in Scotland staying with us, it proved to be a busy week. “Where shall we take them?” asks Mike. They don’t really know Cheshire very

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