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Raven Crag, Ullswater – Post by Andy Smith

***PLEASE NOTE, we are not encouraging people to come to the Lakes right now as the Government’s advice is to ‘Stay at Home’, but when it is safe to do so you will hopefully have lots of information at your fingertips.*** I’m Andy Smith and I’ve lived in the Lake District for over 30 years. I’m a designer and art director and I set my business up here to be…

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How To Recycle Clothes

Buying clothes made from recycled materials is one thing, but you can also up your game by recycling your own clothing. Taking another step towards sustainability and wondering how to recycle clothes? We can help with that. Whether you choose to sell your old items, take them to the charity shop or even the tip, these methods are all miles better than them ending up in landfill. We’ll talk you…

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A Guide to Wild Camping in Ireland

Discover the natural beauty of wild camping in Ireland. If you have a real sense of adventure, this is just the type of expedition for you. From the mountains of Wicklow to the stunning coastline of Galway, there are plenty of places for you to escape to in Ireland. And as long as you leave no trace and follow the wild camping code, there should be no issues. Find out…

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A Guide To: Mindfully Made

Here at Craghoppers, we’re taking all the steps to make our business as honest, courteous and respectful as possible, in every decision we make. Which is why we’re mindfully making all of our clothing. But what is Mindfully Made? We’ll talk you through the key aspects of Mindfully Made, from responsible sourcing to social impact programmes. What Is Mindfully Made? So what is Mindfully Made? Essentially, it’s our commitment to…

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Celebrating 5 years working with Newlife

This year, we are celebrating five years of working with Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Since 2015, this incredible partnership has saved items from ending up in landfill and helped change the lives of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK. How is does outdoor clothing help provide specialist disability equipment? The products we donate whether they are unsold, excess or end of line items to Newlife are…

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A Guide To Christmas Gifts For Outdoorsy People

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be starting to think about some Christmas gifts for outdoorsy people that you know. Stuck for inspiration? We can help you there. To get the ball rolling, we’ve created the ultimate guide to gifts for outdoor lovers, separating our ideas into three groups: walking enthusiasts, campers and ramblers. Fortunately, there are plenty of wonderful outdoor gifts you can treat your family and…

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How to Wash Waterproof Jackets

You’ve invested in a quality waterproof jacket. While it will keep you snug and covered from wet weather in the meantime, there are plenty of things you can do to prolong its life. A huge factor in this is washing. Just washing your waterproof jacket with the rest of your clothes can potentially damage the fabric and you may find yourself getting soaked through on your adventures. So to combat…

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When To Wear A Parka

A parka jacket is an essential piece of clothing in any outdoor wardrobe. Practical, cosy and stylish – these coats are suitable for an array of different occasions and adventures. But you might be wondering when to wear a parka? And how to wear one? Don’t worry. We’ve compiled answers to the most common parka questions, so you can wear yours in the confidence that you’ll be comfy and cool…

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A Guide To Hiking Carrauntoohil

Thinking of taking on Ireland’s highest mountain? Let us help you prepare. We’ve created the ultimate guide to hiking Carrauntoohil. Find out everything you need to know, from how long it takes and what you’ll need for the hike, to the different routes you can follow and lots of handy tips along the way. Start planning for your adventure and read our guide to hiking Carrauntoohil below. How Long Does…

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Volunteering at English Heritage

English Heritage cares for over 400 buildings, monuments and places including world famous  prehistoric sites, grand medieval castles and Roman forts – even a Cold War bunker. Our sites need a lot of care to ensure that our heritage is preserved for all to enjoy and our success is reliant on the dedication of the people who work for us, including our large team of Volunteers. In today’s challenging times,…