Author: lhewitt

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Mindfully Made from Craghoppers

At Craghoppers, we are on a journey of sustainability. A journey to become the best we can be, in areas which are very important to us. As part of our Mindfully Made project (which was previously Honesty Project) we set out ways in which we could make a positive difference on an ethical, environmental, social, conservation and sustainable product level. We work as a team across departments to set ourselves…

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How To Clean Walking Boots

We’ve all been there. That dreaded moment when you go to put your walking boots on - and realise they’re caked in layers and layers of dried up mud. But don’t fear. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide on how to clean walking boots properly, including a step-by-step run through and a whole host of tips and tricks along the way. Get the most out of your hiking footwear by…

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Guide To Ethical Outdoor Clothing

Empower yourself by shopping for ethical outdoor clothing ahead of your next expedition. Shopping ethically is a lifestyle change, not a trend – so what things can you do to get started? We’ll run you through everything you should consider when making the transition to being more responsible for the clothes you buy. Read on to discover the steps involved in our guide to ethical outdoor clothing. What Is Ethical…

Wild Swimming Guide

Are you intrigued by open water swimming? Whether it’s the thrill of being closer to nature or the appeal of the reported health benefits of cold water swimming that draws you in, we can help you get started. In our wild swimming guide, we’ll talk you through everything you need to know – from what the activity is to what to wear while you’re doing it. Discover more below. What…

Find The Best Fleece Jacket For You

Interested in buying a new fleece for your adventures, but unsure which is right for you? We’ve got you covered. We have a variety of fleeces to aid you in your travels, whether you’re setting off on a hiking trip for the weekend or taking a leisurely stroll through your local park. Our fleeces are designed with cutting-edge fabric technologies to ensure you have the optimum level of protection and…

10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in The World

Lakes, mountains and coasts offer some of the most spectacular hiking trails. But let’s not forget about waterfalls. Offering so many incredible treks with endless photo opportunities, we’ll talk you through our top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world. From Angel Falls in Zambia to Guffloss in Iceland, find inspiration for your next waterfall walk below. 1. Plitvice Falls, Croatia Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Plitvice…

How To Pack Light For Travel

Travelling without checked luggage is one of the best ways to travel. You don’t have to haul an oversized case around with you, it stops you from over packing and you get to save money. Having said this, it’s something you’ll have to master before you go. But don’t worry. We’ll talk you through how to pack light for travel, including what to take (and leave behind), how to fold…

New Year’s Reflections – Half Way Home

Before I set off on this expedition to walk 2000km across the Sahara, I had some doubts about it. Not, perhaps as you might expect, about the distance or difficulty or danger but because just under a year ago I had become the first woman to walk the Draa River in Morocco which had been a fantastic experience, and I was worried that the Sahara Expedition would fall short.  This…

Family Gap Year Guide

So you’ve made the decision with your partner and children – you’re all heading on a family gap year. Although the excitement starts now, so does a lot of planning and forethought. Need some help with getting started? Consult our family gap year guide. We’ll talk you through some of the most popular destinations for a gap year with family and 5 top tips to ensure you don’t encounter too…

Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in The World

The focus of many walks, watersports and outdoor photography – lakes are one of the most versatile natural features earth has to offer. But where are the best lakes to visit? With so many to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most beautiful lakes in the world. Whether they’re unusually coloured, quirky in their form or simply visually stunning, we’ve got it covered. Discover some of…