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Kendal Mountain Festival

As the nights are getting darker and the air is getting colder, we’re getting ready for our last big event of the year. Established over 40 years ago, Kendal Mountain Festival is  one of the longest running and most well known outdoor festivals in the world. The festival runs from Thursday the 18th of November through until Sunday the 21st of November. There’s workshops, film premieres, literature talks, sports events, talks…

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English Heritage Guest Post – Kelly

“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius I’ve always wanted a meaningful job, one where I feel my skills and knowledge are utilised in the pursuit of something valuable... In horticulture I have found this. I feel incredibly lucky to have landed in a job which I am passionate about, which allows me to be creative, with the added bonus…

A Trip to Yorkshire with Beer 52

Beer52 saw a huge surge in popularity during the lockdowns in the last 12 months. A beer subscription service with a community of like-minded enthusiasts and newcomers to the craft beer trend. Born out of a passion for travel and craft beer, Beer52 seek to visit a different country every month and showcase microbreweries from that region. Now serving 190,000 subscribers they are a popular option for those looking to…

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Looking after your favourite footwear

So you have spent a lot of time picking out your perfect walking boots/shoes, it's an investment and you want to make sure they last a long time. Or you have a favorite pair that you are always out in all weathers and terrains, and they are looking like they need a pick me up. Then you need to know the best way to care for them like they care…

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A Guide to Solo Camping for Beginners

Thinking about your first solo camping trip? Knowing what to take for a solo camping trip can be tricky. You don’t want to take too much and weigh yourself down. But at the same time, it’s important to make sure you have the all solo camping gear you’ll need. Read on to find your go to guide on solo camping for beginners. What Are The Solo Camping Checklist Essentials? Solo…

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The Best Road Trips Around Ireland

It’s hard to get out and travel like you normally would at the moment, but that doesn’t mean there’s not beauty at home. Explore Ireland from the safety of your own car and enjoy the breathtaking views along the way. Travel all around the country and choose from our top three road trips around Ireland below. Road Trip Around Ireland Route One The Wild Atlantic Way Planning a driving trip…

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Top 5 Undiscovered Places to Explore in Ireland

By Conor Phelan Even though the Island of Ireland is only 480 Km long and 270 Km wide, our little island boasts over 3000 km of rugged coastline. The Atlantic Ocean has spent its time battering the West coast to create more cliffs, beaches, and hidden coves to fill a lifetime of discovery. With everybody staycationing this year, Irish people are starting to discover what tourists have known for years,…

The Most Dramatic National Parks You’ll Find Worldwide

7 Best National Parks In The World Not To Miss Looking to head off on an outdoor adventure that will leave you in awe of nature's mysteries? We can help,with our guide to the seven most beautiful national parks in the world. Searching for nature, architectural ruins and natural memorable sights? From Brazil to Morocco, explore some of the best national parks around the world. You can’t afford to miss…

Best Diving Holiday Destinations Across The Globe

4 Of The Best Diving Spots In The World Planning an adventure? Looking for something different, adrenaline-filled and memorable? Consider diving holidays for a trip you’re bound to remember. We’ve compiled our top four recommendations for the best diving holiday destinations in the world. From the Maldives to Hawaii, there’s a whole world of underwater life waiting to be found. Discover the best places to dive below. The 4 Best…

Avalanche Awareness For Mountain-Top Adventurers

Craghoppers ambassador, Al Barnard, details his experience on an Avalanche Awareness course in the far north of Scotland and shares his avalanche safety tips and advice for those who enjoy trekking the highlands, even when the snow hits… The weather forecaster has got it spot on; the South Westerly wind blows powder crystals down the West ridge of Coire an Lochain in endless snaking waves. The sun hangs in a…