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Starting the Season in Style!

February 2, 2019

Opening the Season What a month! It feels like my to-do list has been wildly snowballing since the New Year. I am currently sitting in a mound of Ordnance Survey maps and planning feverishly. I have discovered some really fantastic experiences to excite you this summer! This week I am delighted to reveal the first tours for 2019 are starting...

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2018 End of Season Wrap Up

December 10, 2018

What an incredible season 2018. You all know I’m a very big fan of Mendip (did I mention I’m going to retire there with a goat?), but this year I fell for those incredible rolling Quantock hills. I love the heather and gorse; all the pinks and yellows are so characteristic of the Quantock landscape. Pony-Trekking was a big favourite...

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How Environmentally Friendly is your Outdoor Gear?

June 16, 2018

Did you know that our outdoor clothing is polluting the environment? Jackets, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents… A lot of technical gear is treated with hazardous chemicals to keep us warm and dry.   It’s the PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals) which are so good at repelling water. Unfortunately, they’re not good at being broken down by natural processes. In fact, they persist...

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We are giving back

May 2, 2018

At GoTread we spend our time finding you the very best adventures we can. A scenic amble across hilltops, a tranquil sunset kayak or a hands-and-knees exploration of hidden caverns – we do them all. And it feels great! But we know that giving back to the local community feels even better. #AdventureForAll GoTread promotes #AdventureForAll by giving a little...

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8 Reasons to start Climbing this Summer

March 26, 2018

Looking for a new physical and mental challenge? We’ve got 8 bona fide reasons why you should give climbing a go!   1.Age The best thing about climbing? Age is no constraint! So, don’t be misled by those stock photos of climbers dangling from a precipice. Everyone of all ages can give it a go, and you don’t have to...

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Know Your Waterproof jackets!

February 26, 2018

How important is having the right waterproof jacket? The answer – VERY! Britain clocks-up a whopping 36% worth of precipitous (aka rainy) days each year. Whether it’s the daily commute, or the dog-walk, or your next mountain trip, wearing the right clothes is really important and the waterproof jacket plays a key role. There’s a lot of choices out there...

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Night Adventures to Try this Winter

November 18, 2017

Winter nights are coming and we all know what that means right? Yes Mel (I hear you say) – fuzzy slippers, steaming puddings and the odd hot toddy. Well, don’t press the hibernate button just yet…. because we’ve got a fab list of night-time adventures to keep things exciting ‘till spring!   Night Running No 80’s party excuse needed –...

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Make the Most of Autumn Outdoor Activities

November 2, 2017

Autumn is upon us. Time to hit the outdoors and take some pictures with the changing colours. I know, I know, you’re like, “but it’s getting cold!” People tend to think of summer as the best time to be outside, but with the changing temperatures and foliage, autumn makes for some of the best exploration time. Plus, with tourist season...

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7 Hiking Myths De-Bunked

October 18, 2017

When picturing hiking, I can almost guarantee that you imagine cargo pants and bobble hats – fyi, cargo pants are an excellent choice for hiking, they have so many pockets! What you don’t picture is a group of hardworking city folks rambling the hills, talking about dragons and drinking champagne. Oh, now I have your attention. Drop all those assumptions,...

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Fit or Not Too Fit?

October 1, 2017

Are you fit? How can you tell? Does it feel like everyone has an opinion on your exercise regime (and no I don’t just mean your mother)? Am I doing the right type of exercise? Is it frequent enough? Oh, so many opinions. You’d think it would be much easier now – we’ve got activity trackers and fitness apps. They’re...

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What to expect from your first Pony Trek

September 5, 2017

For many years, our four-legged friends have been a mode of transport – no please don’t put a saddle on your dog, we’re talking about horses. Not only a fabulous way to see nature, pony trekking will get you closer to nature. “But I’ve never been on a horse before” I hear you cry! Well aside from that being a...

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Break in your hiking boots with these 4 handy (footy?) tips.

August 21, 2017

We all know these boots were made for walking, but that’s exactly what you won’t want to do if you have angry blisters from your new pair. Before we start with a list of ways to break in your hiking boots, you must always remember that wearing boots that actually fit you will go a long way to preventing the...

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