DayWalk

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

Walking is One of the Easiest Ways to Get Fit

Wolfscote Dale

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get fit – and offers an excellent way to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. If you are keen to book a walking holiday with Pinnacle Walking Holiday, or have a long distance walk planned, pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Here

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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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Rifugio Bolzano in the Dolomites

The castle in the Dolomites and the symbol of South Tyrol.

They call Rifugio Bolzano the castle in the mountains: it sits on the Sciliar/Schlern plateau and has become the symbol of South Tyrol. Our walk of the month is the Rifugio Bolzano; it’s a difficult walk but has the most rewarding views. It’s not on the Pinnacle Walking Holidays itinerary, but on day off if

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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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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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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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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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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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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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