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Clocking up a few miles of walking in the UK to keep us in tip top condition for our guided walking holidays

Chamonix Walking Holiday

A great view on a Chamonix walking holiday

Another of my favourite walks to take our guests who are on a Chamonix Walking Holiday is the route to Montenvers from Plan de l’Aiguille. Starting from the Aiguille du Midi cable car station in the centre of Chamonix we take the lift to the mid station at Plan l’Aiguille where lots of those on a

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Buying Rucksacks for a Walking Holiday

Coming down off Sassolungo with rucksacks

The first thing to consider when buying new rucksacks is the size. We would recommend considering rucksacks between 35 to 45 litres. This will assure you that you will have enough space for everything (including your all-important butties and cake). Remember in the winter in the UK, you will be carrying more equipment with you

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Summer Holiday in the Alps

a popular walk on a summer holiday in the alps with pinnacle walking holidays

A Popular Walk to Lac Blanc One of my favourite walks to take guests on during a Summer Holiday in the Alps is Lac Blanc, probably the most famous walk in the Chamonix valley. We start by taking the cable car to Flegere which has great views across the valley to the Mont Blanc Massif.

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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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Best Hiking in the Alps

some of the best hiking in the alps is near la tour

The Chamonix area offers some of the Best Hiking in the Alps. There is such a variety of walking. One of the favourite walks with guests on a Pinnacle Walking Holiday is the Aiguillette des Posettes. This area is always busy with walkers on the Tour of Mont Blanc a route that provides some of

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Exercise and Physical Activity

French Alps walking holiday

We know Exercise and Physical Activity have so many health benefits Exercise and physical activity can be helpful in preventing or managing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and stroke. It is also fabulous for improving your mental well-being. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) This body recommends increasing physical activity for

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Winter Walking Advice

Everyone loves winter walking in the Derbyshire Dales at New Year, especially when there is snow underfoot

Summer is officially over, are you ready? If not, then carry on reading my blog. In this blog we’re going to talk about general tips and winter walking advice as well as essentials you should take when hill walking. Here at Pinnacle Walking Holidays we don’t do much Winter Walking with guests, but we offer

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The Bass Rock; North Berwick

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

The Bass Rock is home to over 150,000 gannets at the peak of the season. The gannets spend most of the year on the Bass. They stay until the end of October when they set out on their long journey south. Many going as far as the west coast of Africa. The lower ledges of

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine or Gluhwein

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine, that festive smell around the house is just great. You have two options for making mulled wine. The first is to simply buy mulled wine spices and a bottle of red wine, heat them on the hob (without boiling) and hey presto. If you prefer to make your

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