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The mountains of the French Alps and Italian Dolomites are about three times bigger than any found whilst walking in Britain. Pinnacle Walking Holidays are a great introduction to these areas for those seeking a bit more adventure and like the idea of a trekking holiday.

MONTHLY RECIPE: Red Pepper Soup

Homemade Soup with Red Pepper

Although it’s predominantly warm in June and July everyone still loves homemade soup and a big favourite is Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato. We used to  make it when we ran a winter alpine chalet in the French Alps – always a big hit. I usually make some homemade croutons from the ever so delicious

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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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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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Two Sad People Looking Forward to Next Season

Nearly at the Top; walking in the Italian Dolomites

Well our four wonderful Dolomite hiking breaks and the last two Peaks have come to an end and two very sad people are now back and missing the stunning views of the mountains. The Italian trekking breaks have been a great success and everyone was blown away by the Hotel Digon with its amazing food,

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Footwear for Walking

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we see many types of footwear for walking worn by our guests. Some seem happy in approach shoes and others need the support of a good walking boot. Footwear plays such an important part in your enjoyment of the outdoors. Whether it’s an easy walking holiday in the Peak District through

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A Walking Day in the Peak District

Dovedale

A favourite Peak District walking day starts from Hartington. It’s such a pretty Derbyshire village and is famous for its cheese; ‘Hartington Blue’. After heading off past Hartington Hall, a very popular YHA property, we head down to Biggin Dale and along to Wolfscote Dale. Both Dales are level but high sided and very dramatic.

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My First Trekking Poles to Help Protect My Knees

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

I have recently purchased some Black Diamond FLZ poles, ‘my first trekking poles’ to help protect my knees. So far I’ve used my first trekking poles three times. Each time I used them to ascend a very steep (over 45 degrees) slab of rock, with some huge boulders mixed in. It was long, taking about

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Italian Walking Holidays

holidays in the dolomites

A few years ago, we spent couple of months researching hotels in Val Gardena to use for our Italian Walking Holidays. There are so many lovely places in all three villages. The Villages of Val Gardena. Ortisei is a place we had spent many happy walking holidays and had got to know the area very well.

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Festival of Ladin Culture in Canazei

Rifugio Firenze a mecca for Ladin culture on a sunny September day

Canazei is a village in the heart of the Dolomites. On the first weekend of September every year the village hosts the traditional Festival of Ladin culture. For four happy days, folk playing Ladin music and enjoying a dance are everywhere. Ladin’s participate in traditional costume parades and eat typical Tirolean food while they celebrate

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Whether to Walk with Walking Poles or Not

A True Mountaineer uses Walking Poles

If someone asked me; “What is something you could not do without on a walk?” I would have to say my Leki walking poles. Not everybody likes them, but if you’re concerned about pain, especially in your knees or back, then think seriously about investing in a pair of walking poles. Telescopic Walking Poles There

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