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 08, 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 26, 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 28, 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 24, 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 20, 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 08, 2020
swiss alps – Daubensee Lake Hike

Day 2: Daubensee Distance: 15km Refreshments: Bottom and top of the cable car, and at Hotel Schwarenbach on the route. This walk is amongst the high peaks and takes you to Daubensee, a lovely lake amongst the mountains. We knew the weather was foreca...

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Jul 29, 2020
Swiss Alps – Allmenalp Hike

Area: Allmenalp Distance: 20km Refreshments: Restaurant at the top of the cable car, and a few dotted along the route. But none are guaranteed to be open. Kandersteg, in the heart of the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps, offers a plethora of choic...

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Jul 26, 2020
Switzerland – Bernese Oberland – Swiss Alps

Why Switzerland? Switzerland, a mountainous country in central Europe with lots of lakes, alpine villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Famous for its chocolate and being home to numerous excellent ski resorts and hiking trails – who wouldn’t want...

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Jul 24, 2020