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We asked 5 amazing women we work with, “How do we encourage our next generation of female leaders?”

At Craghoppers, we work with many strong, amazing women every day – in the workplace, through our partnerships and our Ambassadors. We are truly inspired. This International Women’s Day, we would like to share with you a snapshot into the lives of 5 of them. These women are each making their mark in the world – in Business, The Arts, Outdoors and Conservation - some in more male dominated environments.…

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Guide to Climbing Croagh Patrick

Nicknamed the ‘Reek’, hiking Croagh Patrick is usually at the top of many walkers’ to-do lists. But why is this? And what makes Croagh Patrick important? Steeped in history and religion, mystery shrouds this mountain – all adding to its famous allure. So if you’re planning on giving it a go, there are a few things you’ll need to know first. From what to pack to how long it takes…

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Celebrating LGBTQ History Month with English Heritage

At English Heritage we tell the story of England through the historical sites and collections within our care. This includes telling stories from history that may have previously been hidden from view. We know that throughout history people have lived lives drastically outside the accepted sexual and gender norms of the time. Repressive social attitudes and criminal persecution resulted in many expressions of same-sex love and gender non-conformity being constrained…

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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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Top 10: The Best Staycations in the UK

While foreign travel may be off the cards for a while, it’s looking like staycations are the way forward. So why not prepare for your next adventure? Whether you’re looking to plan a fun family weekend or a solo-trip packed with walking, we’ve listed 10 of the best staycations in the UK to help you decide. With natural beauty aplenty, Great Britain offers some of the most quaint and cosy…

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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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5 Benefits of Being Outdoors

Now more than ever, humans are understanding the importance of spending time outside. While it has been scientifically proven that being out in nature is great for the mind and the body, many are starting to notice the benefits first-hand for themselves. But if you’re still not sure, don’t worry. We’ve listed the top five physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors below. What Are The Health Benefits Of…

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Ultimate Rock Climbing Kit List

Planning an outdoor rock climbing adventure? What’s on your rock climbing kit list so far? If this is your first time outside of the organised climbing walls of the UK, it’s integral to pack the right kit to make sure you stay safe. Outdoor climbing is a totally different monster to indoor centres, so take note of our recommended rock climbing gear list. Weekend Rock Climbing Kit List It’s important…