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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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5 Outdoor Activities for Adults to Try This Weekend

August 15, 2017

Whether you are staycationing in England, or simply looking for something to fill your weekends, there are plenty of outdoor activities for adults that are right on your doorstep. And guess what, your friends at GoTread have rounded them up into a neat little blog post, handy huh? 1. Caving Whilst I can imagine this is not your go to...

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Get Ready to Explore the Mendip Hills

June 10, 2017

What is it that makes Mendip so special?   Beauty Well to begin with, Mendip is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which means that not only is this area special for its landscape and stunning scenery but also that the area is protected to conserve and enhance that beauty!   Long Walks Unquestionably Mendip is fantastic walking country....

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Guided Tour or DIY?

May 1, 2017

Say the term ‘guided tour’ and watch for the response… Sometimes there’s an eye-twitch. Or even palpitations. People start imagining uncomfortable coaches with poor air-conditioning and complicated itineraries. Now, unfortunately, tours like that do still exist…But all is not lost! An increasing number of guided tours now focus on experiences that are intimate, friendly, informal and – most importantly –...

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Say Yes to New Adventures

April 1, 2017

Daniel is a young professional working hard in central London. He recently came on our Mendip Hiking/Caving tour and we caught up with him afterwards to find out how it went! ON A TYPICAL WEEKEND WHAT WOULD YOU USUALLY BE GETTING UP TO? On a typical weekend if I’m not working, it would probably be binge watching The Walking Dead....

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Adventures in the Dark

February 9, 2017

The first thing that people say to me when I mention going caving is “Oh. That’s not really my thing…” Closely followed by “I don’t like the dark!” “I hate cramped spaces!” “It sounds very cold!” “Isn’t it wet?” “I know I’m going to hyperventilate….” And my immediate response is always “Try it once and it will be THE most...

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Here’s Why You Should be Adventuring Together

January 12, 2017

We started hiking in the UK a couple of years ago now. Nothing too challenging to start off with – just half-day hikes initially. And then gradually over time we were doing much longer treks covering the National Parks, AONBs and so on. I still love that you can plan a route from one end of the UK countryside to...

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