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The Coast to Coast Walk – Seas, Sights and Occasional Scree

What Is The Coast to Coast? Devised by famous British fellwalker Alfred Wainwright in 1973, the Coast to Coast is a diverse and challenging long-distance hike in the north of England. It takes hikers from the Cumbrian coastal village of St Bees to (you’ve guessed it!) another coastal village – Robin Hood’s Bay, 8km South …

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Backpacking Pillow

A comfortable pillow may not be the first item on your list if you are trying to pack light. But, if you find yourself sleeping on a smelly heap of stinky clothes because all the pillows in the albergues are too flat, you will probably regret not bringing a pillow of your own. Pillows are …

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Hydration Bladder

When you’re preparing for a hiking or backpacking adventure, it’s very important to think of your hydration needs. And, when it comes to hydration, getting a hydration bladder is one of the most convenient and reliable solutions. A hydration bladder allows you to take small sips of water when you’re on the go, hands-free. Most …

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Hiking Underwear For Men

Many hikers don’t buy hiking-specific underwear. But they should. Hiking underwear is built specifically for the trials and tribulations of trails. First of all, good hiking underwear is designed to prevent chafing. If your underwear does chafe while you’re hiking, your hike can become unpleasant and uncomfortable. Imagine the feeling of blisters on your groin …

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The Cleveland Way – Moors, Meandering and a Mini Matterhorn

One of England’s shorter National Trails, this is a perfect walk for ramblers seeking a challenge without too much length. At 175km, it’s still a mighty task, but it’s a lot shorter than some other National Trail options. It skirts almost the entirety of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, with a horseshoe-shaped trail. The …

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