MikeChadderton

Mike Chadderton, qualifed walk leader of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

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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Outdoor Clothing Repairs, try Lancashire Sports Repairs

Mike and Paula of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

When we ran the walking lodge in Wensleydale winter was harsh. So I bought a Mountain Equipment down jacket from the Walking Shop in Leyburn. It’s been so good and toasty and kept me warm in the winter for the last 6 years. Last year it was looking a little worse for wear – faulty

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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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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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St Magdalena Winery in the Dolomites

A view of Sassolungo in the Sunshine, close to the St Magdalena winery

Not only do we love to run our Dolomites walking holidays and hike in some of the most stunning mountain scenery to be had, but we also have a passion for the region’s delicious wines. The St Magdalena winery has been at the pinnacle of Alto Adige’s production for a very long time. The current

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Ventian Spritz

The Venetian Spritz, the drink of Italy

Venetian Spritz is THE drink of the Dolomites The Venetian Spritz is not, shall we say, an ‘important’ drink. However, it’s red, for crying out loud, and composed of any unassuming white wine, sparkling water, and your choice of mixer. Although the first Venetian Spritz filtered down to Italy from Austria, they were only made

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Walking in the French Alps

Guests loving walking in the French alps

There is a lot of Walking in the French Alps, but the Aiguilette des Posettes is a great half day walk. This is a definite must do, picking a nice sunny day will add to the experience and is a big favourite with Pinnacle Walking Holiday guests. This little mountain has great 360 views. Aiguilette des Posettes

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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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Herdwick Lambs in the Spring

Herdwick Lambs an unique Lakeland feature

Herdwick lambs are born black, but as they mature they develop white, or hoar-frosted, head and legs. Herdwicks are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England’s mountains. They are extremely hardy and are managed in the traditional way on the Lake District fells. Lakeland has

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