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Hiking Socks from British Sock Maker HJ Hall – Review

Having a decent pair of hiking socks is as important as getting the right pair of hiking shoes, the sock is your barrier to protecting your feet from rubs and blisters. Normally when I go hiking I tend to wear a thin base layer sock and then a thicker sock on top of that to […]

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Hiking through Cares Gorge in Picos De Europa – Asturias

On our final day in Asturias in Spain we headed into the National Park Picos de Europa to hike through the Cares Gorge starting at Puente Poncebos and ending in Caín (Ruta de Cares) with Birdwatching guide Javier from Birding Picos de Europa. An incredibly popular and busy walking route in the summer months, the […]

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Hiking in Parque Natural De Redes – Asturias

Day 2 of our trip to Asturias in Spain saw us preparing to hike through Parque Natural De Redes.  Parque Natural De Redes is included by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve along with other parks in Asturias (Picos De Europa National Park being one of them also) and is set within the Cantabrian Mountains. Meeting our […]

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What to Pack for an All Day Walk In Wales?

Wales is a place I’ve visited on many occasions, mostly to go walking in Snowdonia.  I was asked by Visit Wales and Berghaus what I would pack for Wales.   To keep it fairly straight forward, I’m keeping this focused on what I would pack for an all day walk. Packing for a walking trip does […]

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Sealskinz Gloves – Review

One of the issues I face when walking, especially in the mountains of Wales is the rain and keeping as dry as possible.  One of the areas I found suffered the most was my hands.  I tend to wear thin gloves so when scrambling and clambering over rocks I have as good a grip as […]

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