The Happy Valley Walking Festival 2010

Over a two week period, 15th - 31st October, Bollington will hold it's first walking festival. The two weeks will include over 30 walks and rambles, including child friendly activities, and many social events. Bollington is nestled in the Cheshire Peak District, close to Macclesfield. Bollington's surroundings are ideal for walkers of all levels. This … Continue reading The Happy Valley Walking Festival 2010

What Outdoor Gear Do You Need to Take Up Scafell Pike?

Recently I wrote about doing a hike and scramble up Scafell Pike in the Lake District. What outdoor gear should be taken on a day walk up the highest mountain in England? This would obviously depend upon the time of year and the expected weather conditions. Below is a list of the outdoor gear that … Continue reading What Outdoor Gear Do You Need to Take Up Scafell Pike?

Walking Boots – Orthotics, Footbeds and Insoles

Cushioning for Feet Outdoor activities such a walking, backpacking, mountaineering and fell running cause a lot of force to be applied through the knees and onto the feet. Most walking boots and running shoes provide some cushioning against this. Simple insoles can be put inside walking boots and running shoes to provide additional cushioning and … Continue reading Walking Boots – Orthotics, Footbeds and Insoles

Brasher hillwalking boots grow in popularity…

We all know that Brasher make some of the best hillwalking boots available, and now they can prove it.  The increasingly popular brand of walking boots announced record sales for September, making their sales count an exceptional 87% up on the same time last year...quite popular indeed, especially considering the prevailing economic conditions! Working for … Continue reading Brasher hillwalking boots grow in popularity…