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Boots for Winter walking

30 January 2017

With summer a memory and the trees devoid of leaves, walking in the Lake District fells becomes a more serious challenge. Days are shorter and the weather colder and sooner than we think the first winter snows cover the tops.

Author: George Fisher

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Saved by a £5 bivvy bag!

4 January 2017

Many of us will have seen or heard in the news about the couple who were rescued in the Cairngorms recently, after spending a night out in conditions described as "arctic". 

Author: PaulC

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The future's bright

12 December 2016

BEN WEEKS, news and features writer for Trail Magazine, tests the Ruffwear Track Jacket

Author: Ruffwear

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A spiky business

26 October 2016

A brief overview of winter traction aids and crampons. Looking at end use and limitations of each and how they are sold.

Author: John Owens

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Dedicated GPS over Smartphone

27 September 2016

A look at why a dedicated handheld GPS is preferable to a smartphone for navigation.

Author: Mark Wright

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Autumn staff picks

19 September 2016

What’s new for the Autumn season? Here’s a selection of items that our staff are particularly excited about…

Author: George Fisher

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Garmin Oregon navigation update

19 September 2016

The new Garmin Oregon GPS units have just arrived instore.

Author: GarminUK

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CLICK A LINK to SAVE A LIFELINE

12 September 2016

CLICK A LINK to SAVE A LIFELINE - a plea from George Fisher's

Author: PaulC

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Autumn Adventures...

5 September 2016

Make sure you get outside this autumn with some of our adventuring tips!

Author: Granger's

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Meindl boot & shoe grading system

31 August 2016

Here's a helpful guide to the kind of 3-season walking that your Meindl footwear is intended for, related to hills in the Lake District to give you more of an idea, hopefully ...

Author: PaulC

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