Tag: Walking

8 Facts About The Rocky Mountain Region The Guidebooks Won’t Tell You

8 Facts About The Rocky Mountains The Guidebooks Won’t Tell You Touching Canada and Alaska, stretching across the vast states of Idaho and Montana, before travelling southward to New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains are just one of America’s naturally occurring adventure playgrounds. And for those who love to explore the path less travelled, the Rockies are a great place to start an outdoor adventure in the United States. To help…

How To Pack A Daypack

How To Pack A Daypack Planning a hiking trip? Whether you’re planning a short stroll or an intrepid hike, there’s a lot of equipment you’ll need to take with you – some essential, some optional. But that’s only the first part. Knowing how to pack a daypack for a hike can take away unnecessary difficulties when you take to the trail. Packing your bag badly can leave you uncomfortable, and…

8 Best Things To Do In Montenegro

Opportunities for exploration are waiting to be found in the heart of Montenegro, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, for adrenaline junkies, cultural explorers and family adventures alike. Whatever your ideal getaway is, you can guarantee Montenegro has a lot to offer; hiking, water rafting, discovering beautiful archaeology and culture right in the heart of nature. Our pick of the best things to do in Montenegro 1. Sveti Ivan’s…

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…

Chasing Gandhi’s Shadow: Olie Hunter Smart completes his 4,500km walk the length of India

In April 2017 Olie Hunter Smart set off on a solo journey to walk the length of India to uncover untold stories of Independence and Partition that took place in 1947. He’s just returned to the UK and shares his story with us. You can read about the background to his journey here. [caption id="attachment_8804" align="alignnone" width="660"] Ollie's route through India[/caption] As I stared out of the aeroplane window on…

Finding the Best Softshell Jacket for You – Your Ultimate Guide

How warm are softshell jackets? Are they waterproof? How do they compare to hardshell jackets? If you’ve been deliberating over your next outdoor wear purchase, or you’re just not quite sure what to go for, we’ve got all the answers you’ll need. Find out everything you need to know about softshell jackets to help make your decision that little bit easier. What is a softshell jacket? Stretchy, breathable and water…

How To Walk Ben Nevis

The latest Ordnance Survey calculates that our Big Ben is getting even bigger. The most up to date reordered height is at 1,345 metres, a full metre taller than in 1949. As Ben Nevis is a big news topic at the moment we thought that we would put together a How To guide for walking up The Ben. Walking Tips The most popular route to take up the mountain is…

Winter Walking Tips From Craghoppers

There’s nothing more Wintry than stepping outside on a cool, crisp morning for a Sunday walk. Upon glancing out of the window at the frost glistening on the grass, the idea of leaving the warm embrace of home to brave the elements can feel like an unwelcome task. That being said, knowing you have the right kit to keep you cosy can bring the wave of relief you need to…

Walking Thought To Significantly Promote Weight Loss

A recently conducted study has shown that walking briskly for 30 minutes proves more fruitful in reducing weight than going to the gym for half an hour. The London School of Economics carried out the study in a bid to discover which method of exercise promotes the most weight loss. In the outcome, the leader of the study, Dr Grace Lordon, derived that people who walked (briskly) regularly had a…

Protect yourself from Tick bites with NosiLife clothing

Craghoppers' New Clothing Collection Offers Up To 90% Protection From Insect Bites There are several elements to account for when preparing for an adventure. Regardless of whether it’s the three peaks challenge or simply going on a Sunday walk, there are always a few essentials we initially think of to pack with us – and insect repellent isn’t necessary always first on our list. Being based in the UK, one…