Tag: Craghoppers

The Pip Edit – Behind the Scenes with Pip Stewart

What REALLY happened behind the scenes on Craghoppers Autumn/Winter shoot As I quickly stripped off behind a bush on a chilly Autumn day I chuckled to myself. I was with some of the Craghoppers team (they weren’t with me behind the bush at the time) shooting for their new Autumn/Winter collection. I was tickled because if anyone had seen me at that precise moment, disheveled hair, bra clad, alone, numerous…

Adventure Weekend: Climbing Ladhar Bienn in Knoydart

By Martin Davies I have been climbing in the Scottish Highlands since I was a young boy. I was first introduced to the Scottish highlands by my Grandfather. He would take me North in his old beaten up Skoda, from Glasgow and we would camp out by a Loch. The following day we would and climb the nearest Mountain (Ben) and I would be told amazing stories of the history…

Kickstart March with a ‘spring’ in your step

As we leave winter behind (well, sort of) and enter into a new seasonal cycle, there’s a few things that ‘spring’ to mind... longer days, birdsong reaching its peak and the Spring sunshine bringing with it new growth, with buds and fresh crisp leaves bursting through the morning frost. Surely there’s no better time to get outside for a brisk countryside walk We catch up with Craghoppers Ambassador David Love…

Cape Town V Johannesburg: Where Should You Travel?

With so much to see and do, South Africa is an amazing place to visit. In fact, you’ll probably find that the biggest challenge is choosing where to stay. For most visitors to the country, the two main contenders are Johannesburg and Cape Town. Read on to discover where to visit in both of these spectacular destinations, and find some inspiration for things to see and do in the top…

Discovering: Amsterdam

Arriving in Jordaan, Amsterdam Following a lengthy discussion about where to go away on another city break (as an attempt to make the most of the Summer before it ended), we finally landed on the decision to go away to Amsterdam for a few days. Having looked at a few of the different neighbourhoods and districts, we decided to stay in the pretty area of Jordaan - Amsterdam's answer to…

Discovering: Majorca

Arriving in Majorca Majorca has always been a draw for our family - whether it is for its gorgeous beaches, breathtaking landscapes, fabulous restaurants or great weather – it is an island we come back to year after year. For my husband he would argue that it is for the fantastic cycling he can do in the mountains of the island. Every morning can be different, but the Cap de…

Discovering: Italy

Arriving in Tuscany, Italy I recently headed out to Tuscany with my girlfriend, flying to our first stop: Bologna. After picking up the Fiat 500 we took an hours drive to our first of five locations. Only staying for one night, we really enjoyed the Renaissance buildings, leaning towers, especially the Asinelli Tower, which we literally had to climb up, and the food was superb, as was the overall buzz…

Discovering: Polperro, Cornwall

Arriving in Polperro, Cornwall In June we headed off on our annual family holiday, this time to Polperro in Cornwall, our first time in that beautiful part of the world. Having broken up the journey with an overnight stay part of the way down, (for the sake of our two-year old son), we arrived at our holiday home just after lunchtime feeling refreshed and ready for a break. The house…

Discovering: Yosemite, California

Arriving in Yosemite, California After 7 gruelling hours of driving through a Helter Skelter of woodland and rocks, we finally arrived at Yosemite National Park, California - and after peeking out of the window to take in the view, the car sickness and fear of driving off the cliffside all became worth it. The closest accommodation we could get to the park itself was a motel situated a 40 minute drive from the…

Discovering: South Africa. 10 Minutes with Craghoppers MD, Jim Mcnamara

  Discovering: South Africa. 10 Minutes with Jim Mcnamara, Craghoppers MD. 'Explore: To travel through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it.'   Meet Jim Mcnamara, the travel apparel guru, adventure kit specialist, and the Managing Director of Craghoppers. Jim is the fountain of all knowledge when it comes to travel clothing and adventure apparel, but at the beginning of the year, Jim discovered the true meaning of…