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Giveaway: Trekmates DryPack

Need a pack that can carry your kit and keep it dry on a day out in the grey outdoors? No, that’s not a typo, this bag is a great solution to adventures on a soggy day. It’s lightweight, it’ll keep your down jacket fluffy and won’t let your sandwiches get soggy! Having spent the day with ours on our backs, walking in what felt like a hurricane at times, we can vouch for the comfort and waterproof-ness. Because what better way is there to spend Christmas Eve than  ...

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Adventure, Advice, Inspire

5 Best Long Distance Hikes in Wales

Wales has some of the most beautiful and dramatically changing scenery in the UK, second only to Scotland we think! If you’re looking for a challenge or an adventure with a difference, why not pack a bag with a tent and stove and take to the hills and valleys of Cymru. Get closer to nature, travel through little trodden spaces and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that it was your legs that got you there, with a bit of help from Jelly Babies of course! All of the routes pass through  ...

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Adventure, Advice

You should keep getting outside in winter- here’s why

As we move into the colder, wetter months of the year our adventures slow down and the sofa starts to look rather inviting. Instead of taking the easy option, why not get out on your usual adventures and learn more about yourself while putting your skills to the test? Wrap up warm, pack a decent set of waterproofs, a headtorch and a hot flask and you’re good to go!You can have some of the best days out in the cooler months when the hills and rivers are less occupied and the sunrises  ...

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Adventure, Interview, Travel

Cycling 5000km across New Zealand – Interview with an Adventurous Couple

We recently published a post about Adventuring as a couple and why it’s such a great thing to do. We caught up with Adventurous couple Daniel Mulley and Frances Taylor to hear all about their 5000km Cylce trip across New Zealand and how their adventures have impacted them. We think they’re pretty awesome! Frances is purple and Daniel is Blue to make it a bit easier to tell who’s saying what! enjoy! Hi Guys! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves? My name is Frances Taylor.  ...

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Adventure, Inspire

15 ways to enjoy the outdoors this Autumn

The Autumn is our favourite time of year. The days get shorter (in a good way), the colours changing makes everywhere look stunning and the blankets and down jackets come out of hibernation. It really is the best time to get outside and get some fresh air before winter draws in and our adventure motivation is limited. Here’s our top 20 ways to make the most of everything autumn has to offer 1. Go foraging Toasted hazelnuts, sloe gin and blackberry and apple pies, the fruits of a  ...

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Hiking the Great Wall of China – Interview with Emma Lewis

We’ve been catching up with Emma Lewis from Hip2Trek, a Yorkshire lass with an awesome recovery story to tell. Hi Emma, Can you introduce yourself to our readers? I’m Emma, I live in Yorkshire with my family and when I’m not out walking I help run our IT company, write my blog or very occasionally work as a film extra. My adventures involve walking, trekking, hiking and just getting outside really. I also recently took part in a charity trek on the Great Wall of China.  ...

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Kayaking the Abel Tasman

Kayaking the Abel Tasman has got to be one of the highlights of our south Island tour, it’s up there with the Routeburn Track and a random, crazy night in a backpackers hostel just outside of Hokitika. If you enjoy beautiful coastline, wildlife, waking up on a stunning beach or slow paced adventure then you need to add this to your New Zealand bucket list; Let’s face it, we all have one. When you’ve been once, the list gets even longer! We booked a 4 day park start kayak  ...

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Sailing Kittiwake

Today we’re catching up with Elena from Sailing Kittiwake. She’s on a pretty awesome adventure and we wanted to hear all about it! Hi Elena, tell us a bit about yourself? My name’s Elena, I’m 29 and I’m from Italy. I live on a sailboat, a 26ft catamaran, together with my boyfriend Ryan. I’ve lived in the UK between London, Bournemouth, and Manchester for the past seven years, but now I’m travelling full-time. I’m a freelance content marketing consultant and copywriter, or a  ...

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#OutdoorHero

Hev’s been named as one of the 12 Outdoor Heros for 2017 by Trekmates, meaning she will be working with Trekmates and testing out their kit! We’re so excited to share our stories with them and you over the next 12 months, the last few have been pretty epic. We’ve got a ski trip, some more alpine adventures, overseas expeds and lots of British mountains in the pipeline, and of course lots of micro adventures in the van.  

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Hiking the Pennine Way with Steven Rose

Hi Steven, would you mind introducing yourself to our readers? I am 61 years old and last year I took early retirement and moved to the East coast of Yorkshire from West Yorkshire with my wife. My main interest is long distance/fell walking and as a result of this I am a guide for HF Holidays and also for the RSPB. Yorkshire is a stunning part of the country, what an amazing place to retire! Do you have a long distance trail that stands out for you? I have over a 10 year period walked a  ...

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