|Winter - Time to check your gear|
|Hills Database Updated|
|Leave Only Pawprints|
|Mountain Rescue Box ransacked|
|A Happy Lake District Story|
|Lost in the Lakes|
|Wasdale MRT Open Day|
|No More Accommodation Adverts|
|The Perils of Relying on a Smartphone|
|Hill Top Bagging|
|Looking Forward to a New Year|
|Hills Database Updated|
|New Scafell Pike Walk|
The folk at Summersdale Publishers kindly sent us a copy of Lost in the Lakes, a new travel book by Tom Chesshyre which they thought might entertain us, and it did.
Paul has joined the approach shoe movement with a pair of Merrells.
You may remember Beth's enthusiasm for her first pair of decent approach shoes in a review she posted here a while back and she's not the only hill walker I know who's moved from the stout boots that we were all brought up to wear for walking to the much lighter option of the approach shoe. read more ...
Other walking magazines and web sites bring you gear reviews of poles, boots, and clothing. We go straight to the thing that matters ...
Other walking magazines and web sites bring you gear reviews of poles, boots, and clothing. We go straight to the thing that matters: food and specifically Kendal Mint Cake. Kendal Mint Cake is essentially a way of delivering glucose for an immediate hit of energy, followed by sugar which is processed quite quickly into glucose! read more ...
Beth has a look at her first pair of approach shoes and finds them really good.
This summer has seen a monumental shift in my walking footwear. I have recently discovered the joys of approach shoes. read more ...
Beth's had her pair a few months now - here's what she thinks of them.
I've had these a few months now, bought from The Keswick Boot Company. Long enough now for a review. It's quite tricky to review footwear as the fit is absolutely paramount to the perception of how well a boot performs, and we all have subtly different shaped feet. What works for one person may not work for another. So there is bound to be quite substantial difference of opinions. Suffice to say, when buying any walking boots or shoes go to a good, preferably independent, retailer like the aforementioned Alex at Keswick Boot. read more ...
Beth reviews her latest purchase.
I have two Velez smocks, one from 2008 - a men's medium. And one I bought a few days ago - a lady's size S. The reason being, simply, 7 years ago the colours of the women's Páramo was so dire I opted for the men's black! read more ...