Friends

Out and about walking in the countryside with friends, old and new with Mike and Paula Chadderton of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

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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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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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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Skiing Passion; Something for Winter

Pinnacle walking holidays also have a skiing passion

As you will know Pinnacle Walking Holidays love hiking. What you may not know is that Mike and I also have a skiing passion. We adore being in the mountains in the Winter. Some people, including us, only have limited time off work or constraints on when they can take a break. Fitting in both

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Cake Recipe for Gluten Intolerant Guests

Great for gluten intolerant guests

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we often have to look after guests who are gluten intolerant, and I really enjoy looking for new recipes and trying new things. In fact, with this recipe for Pear, Chocolate and Almonds, this cake, allergy or not, was staying with us. The original recipe came from the BBC Good Food

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CANAPE RECIPE: Pastry Wheels with Pepper and Cheese

Pastry Wheels with Pepper and Cheese Canape Recipe

Every time we have friends or family round for dinner I always try a new Canape recipe, everyone seems to love them, so I now make them on arrival night on our French Alps walking breaks. My favourite Canape Recipe to make is a Palmier, it’s so easy and you can choose many types of

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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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Our Top Tips for Walking in the Rain

Snow storm at Col Raiser, unexpected.

Whether you’ve been walking in Britain for 50 years or you’ve just started, everyone needs top tips for walking in the rain. Walking in the rain brings many challenges – from dangerous terrain to poor visibility for navigation. It can be hard to know exactly what the weather will be like on the highest peaks

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Mont Blanc Facts that Interest Us

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

The sight of mighty Mont Blanc is awesome, and many of our Chamonix guests are keen to see the stunning French mountain close to during a trip to the French Alps. Walkers can complete the famous Tour du Mont Blanc, a classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif, while more experienced climbers may be keen

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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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