Eco-Friendly Hiking Tips for Beginners *

AD, GIFTED | If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d love hiking and even consider it one of my favourite hobbies, I wouldn’t have believed you. In fact, you wouldn’t have seen me doing much leisure walking at all! Besides the occasional canal path walk with my mum that is. It’s true. The thought of going for a walk for fun seemed alien to me; but, thankfully, over the years those little walks with my mum, which were more to do with supporting her, became fun for me as well. The walks got longer and I felt fitter […]

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Day Hiking Essentials

If you had told me five years ago that I’d enjoy hiking, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was never an outdoorsy type, sure I enjoyed short walks around my home town and the surrounding villages, but longer walks or hiking didn’t seem appealing to me. That was until my first mountain hike, it was tough(!) but the feeling I had once we all reached the top was amazing. Since that trip hiking has become something I really enjoy doing and my road trip to the Scottish Highlands strengthened my love of camping and the outdoors even more. Walking, especially […]

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Sugar Loaf mountain hike

One of Ryan’s goals this year is to hike up Mount Snowdon in Wales, but as neither of us has hiked before we decided to start off small and to hike up some others first. This weekend we hiked up the 596 metre peak of Sugar Loaf mountain near Abergavenny with his brother and sister in law. Our first mountain hike! …We all decided to try the “strenuous route” and I’m proud to say that we all made the ascent and our time was one hour and thirty minutes. The views were amazing, however as we got further up the […]

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