Climbing Kilimanjaro

Guest Post Ian Taylor is highly respected for his organisation of treks and expeditions to all corners of the world. He has climbed Mount Everest to the top, Kilimanjaro +35 times, Island peak over 17 times, 6 of the 7 summits and led over 35 treks t...

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Apr 11, 2021
Emer Bog and Baddesley Common

County: Hampshire        Area: Just outside the New Forest – Romsey/North Baddesley Distance: 3.3km Time: 45mins Refreshments: None Parking – Numerous options, see below. Looking for a nice short walk near Romsey and North Baddesley, just outside of...

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Jan 18, 2021
New Forest Walk: Fritham

County: Hampshire        Area: New Forest Distance: 11.8km / 7.3miles Time: 2hr 40minutes Refreshments: The Royal Oak, Fritham Overview This is a beautiful circular walk on the ‘quieter’ side of the Forest, where you will see New Forest Ponies and Do...

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Dec 21, 2020

Orienteering gives you the opportunity the enjoy the fresh air, get outside, learn new skills, and discover new areas! I had never thought about doing an orienteering course until a couple of weeks ago. I was looking to do some preparation for my spe...

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Nov 09, 2020

Getting to Aviemore from Hampshire, is never the quickest journey. However my journey was pretty relaxing and actually as quick as it could be. Flying from Heathrow to Inverness, the wind made sure there was enough turbulence to make the grey cloud m...

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Oct 27, 2020

I have been lucky enough to see Marmots in both the Alps and the Rocky Mountains. They are truly a cheeky, clever and fascinating creature to watch. Did you know that marmots are a type of squirrel? Well they are! This lovely looking animal is a grou...

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Oct 18, 2020
South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is a beautiful National Trail running through the South Downs National Park. It is one of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the UK. The trail can be completed on foot, bike or horse – so lots of options to get on the...

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Sep 29, 2020
Climbing in Snowdonia – August 2020

As soon as I pass through Betws-y-coed, I start to feel a sense of excitement. The drive from Capel Curig to Llanberis, passing lake Llynnau Mymbyr and over the Pen-y-Pass is one of my favourite drives in the UK. I suddenly get that sense of belongin...

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Aug 25, 2020
Swiss Alps: Blausee Lake

Distance: 6km (one way) Time: 2hours Refreshments: Kandersteg or Blausee Lake Today was an easier day, visiting the world-famous Blausee Lake – Blue Lake. The route started from the hotel so we could leave as soon as we were ready, without relying on...

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Aug 21, 2020
Swiss Alps: The Gasterntal and Klus Gorge hike

Distance: 13km Refreshments: Selden (start of walk), Hotel Waldhaus (midway through) and then back in Kandersteg This is a lovely walk, going down the canyon, the Klus Gorge and back to Kandersteg. Following a river all the way down made it easy to n...

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Aug 09, 2020