7 Things you need to hike like a pro

7 Things you need to hike like a pro

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? Regardless of this fact, it’s a brilliant time of year to get out walking. The evenings are light, the weather is improving and the world is looking green and lush as

5 Reasons you should use Walking Poles

5 Reasons you should use Walking Poles

I generally try to keep my kit to a minimum when out walking, however there are a few essential items that are always in my rucksack, I’ve also recently been persuaded of the benefits of using walking poles. I used

A Guide To The Best Hiking Trails In The World

A Guide To The Best Hiking Trails In The World

You can ask 100 avid hikers which is the best hiking trail in the world and chances are you will get a lot of different answers. But, if you ask a hundred hikers what makes a trail great, they will

Hickling Broad – Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Hickling Broad – Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Back in August we enjoyed a lovely few days in the Norfolk Broads.  Norfolk is fast becoming one of our favourite places to visit, and this time around we were lucky to find a great campsite as well.  We were just

Family Friendly Elton & Fotheringhay Circuit

Family Friendly Elton & Fotheringhay Circuit

Length: 5 miles Duration: 1.5 hours (two with a toddler!) This is an easy five mile circular route. It is not suitable for pushchairs and may get very muddy in the winter. This flat route is perfect for a family

How to Choose the Right Footwear for Hiking

How to Choose the Right Footwear for Hiking

Everyone loves an adventure. It can be an indoor adventure like poker or an outdoor adventure like hiking. Indoor adventures challenge the mind and outdoor adventures challenge the body. Outdoor adventures, which are pursued either as a competitive sport or

Clothes to pack for your first hiking weekend

Clothes to pack for your first hiking weekend

If you are new to hiking this article is designed for you. We love walking and being outdoors. Naturally, we are passionate about helping more people to do the same. Today, we are going to help you to decide what

Top 5 Summer Walks For Wildlife Spotting

Top 5 Summer Walks For Wildlife Spotting

In the UK, we have to make the most out of the glorious sunshine of summer whilst we have it. Our summer days are fast and fleeting, so make sure you have a ‘sunny day’ plan to hand, for when

The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 Miles in 2 Days (Day 2)

The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 Miles in 2 Days (Day 2)

So I left the story at the end of day 1. I’d walked 30 miles, demolished a curry, had a few broken hours sleep and I was in bad shape. I still had another 20 miles to go, yet I

The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 miles in 2 days (DAY 1)

The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 miles in 2 days (DAY 1)

I don’t even know where to start this post. So much to say, so many ideas in my head, so I’ll do the sensible thing and just begin at the beginning. A few months ago I decided to do my