The Kit List – September 14th

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read An innovative use of recycled plastic has been unveiled in the Netherlands, where a pilot scheme has launched the first bike path made entirely of recycled plastics. Read more on Cyclist Magazine. Part running, part mountaineering, all incredible…

Go…Get Out There… and ENJOY!

How do you strive for happiness? In this awesome video Get Out There Productions reflects on freedom, happiness and the role that challenging yourself with sport plays in this quest. A great reminder to go… get out there, and enjoy! “It’s not about how fast, how far or how high we go. It’s more about how close…

10 Inspirational Places To Run In Britain

1. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Image credit: Lawrence Murray A mountain amid a city, a volcanic plug, a tourist honeypot. Run over grassy ramparts, slip beneath the towering Salisbury Crags, try not to stop running on a steep, winding, unending staircase, scramble the final steps to the rocky, breezy summit of Arthur’s Seat. While you are unlikely…

Getting fit in the cold – Doing it safely, and a few benefits

Well once again snow has washed across the United Kingdom – is it just me or do we seem better at coping with it now? – and with a lot of the day now conducted at sub-zero temperatures, motivation to get out and about plummets, people sticking it out in front of the TV, waiting…

Enjoy the autumn walking and hiking season!

Fall – or autumn, it doesn’t really matter, call it what you want – is the best season of the year to go out walking. It’s not just the vivid colours from the different leaves on the ground or the amazing opportunity to pick up conkers that make it number one, but also the opportunity…

Brands for the Seasoned Hiker: Berghaus

Whether you’re hiking through the New Forest or up Kilimanjaro, you need to be able to rely on your outdoor gear so you can get on with the challenge. Berghaus offer a full range of hiking gear that targets the beginner to the more adventurous walkers.  Hikers need durable equipment, that’s flexible and offers good mobility,…

Brands for the seasoned hiker: Marmot

Marmot can pride itself on achieving high performance hiking wear at a reasonable price and that it is so lightweight it’s a hard to believe. The range targets the more active hiker, so is ideal for mountainous terrain, or to if you wanted to be really prepared, for hiking through the English countryside. Marmot produces particularly…

Summer hiking: feel on top of the world with our top 5 hikes

Hiking is awesome in the summer. It is also the perfect complement to the months of sports-dominated TV. Getting outside, breathing in cool, fresh air, with the freedom to embrace your wanderlust can make you feel fantastic. Watching sport is also much more satisfying when you have been a little active yourself!  So while athletes…

New Terrain under your walking boots – the Clwydian Way

Keen walkers are always looking for new destinations for their walking boots. One area that is often overlooked is that covered by the Clwydian Way in North Wales. This 122-mile trail was inaugurated to celebrate the millennium, and gives an enjoyable nine-day walk, which with days off to explore the locality can provide a wonderful…

4 British hills your walking boots really want to climb

“These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do…” Your walking boots want to walk! And they will love it even more if the walk is a challenging, interesting trek with some breathtaking scenery thrown in. Here are four British hills your boots will love. Brent Knoll Hill Fort One of the…

Why you should get your walking boots on and get outdoors

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve stamina or are just recreationally enjoying the great countryside, walking has benefits for your whole lifestyle. It’s free for a start (once you’ve kitted yourself out of course), so invest in some walking boots and get outdoors… Does walking count as exercise? Absolutely! Significant research has been conducted…

On with the walking boots – packing for a walking holiday

Hard as it is to believe at the moment, it is summer in the UK and with lovely long days and mild temperatures, it is time to get out the walking boots and make the most of our wonderful hills, valleys and scenery. If you have a walking holiday booked, you are probably watching the…

Three reasons why high-quality walking boots are a sound investment

Choosing walking boots is an important task that can have lasting repercussions for your comfort and your wallet. We explain why this isn’t an area for false economy for three simple reasons: safety, comfort and money. So. You need a pair of walking boots. Perhaps you’re a seasoned walker and your favourite boots have simply…

Walking Boots: Brands that Combine Value and Quality

Choosing the right walking boots for your sporting endeavours is essential to ensure you get the most out of your past time, whether you’re a regular hiker, or someone who only indulges occasionally. The important thing to remember with choosing your boots is that value and quality can be combined and value doesn’t always have…

What does the outdoors inspire in you?

We asked our Facebook fans to describe what inspired them about the outdoors in 3 words. The responses were quite compelling so we created a word cloud to see a visual depiction of the words. Here’s the results!

Team of women to embark on Kilimanjaro quest

A group of 47 women are to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity on the 11th of January next year, it has emerged. They are undergoing the challenge to raise money for exploited women and children, many of whom are victims of human trafficking. Kilimanjaro is the largest mountain in Africa, coming in at just under…

SNOWDONIA – THE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS…

With this recent news story popping up about a man who drove his 4×4 up Snowdon, and having climbed the Welsh mountain twice myself, I have decided to investigate some of the different ways to ascend the 1085m summit. The Llanberis Path – This is the easiest and the longest way up Snowdon. In fact…