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10 Stunning Walks in Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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Lace up your boots and head out for a walk

From short strolls to challenging climbs, there are walks suitable for all abilities in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

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Ever thought of Wild Camping?

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We take a look into camping off the beaten track. 

It’s a new year and one of our themes for 2012 is ‘Give it a GO’ where we want you to try your hand at a different outdoor activity. In this blog we’re going to take a look into the subject of wild camping and backpacking in the UK. While pitching a tent off the beaten path may sound like an easy task, there are some rules you will need to follow so as not to get into trouble. Read more

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A thirsty adventure – Ian Beswick

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The End of My Pennine Adventure

Still raining!
I had to focus now. The next final two days to Kirk Yetholm were probably going to be
the toughest of my journey. It was twenty-seven miles, (43.5km) across the tops of
the Cheviot Hills and, unless one deviated down into one of the valleys, there was no
habitation or access to water. I had only my 1L bottle in my rucksack and so stopped
at the garage to by another small bottle. I judged that when i set up camp for the night i
would have enough with my plastic bags and “Billy can” to collect sufficient to last and
was quite confident that it would continue raining or at least rain again the next night. So
it was with a determined but nervous mind i set out. Read more

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Hiking up Volcanoes – Anita Foster

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Anita tells a story of a tough volcano hike

We were travelling in South America and staying on a farm near Villarica in Chile when it was suggested that we climb the local volcano. My first reaction was “No Way!” Read more

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World’s Largest Kendal Mint Cake Attempt

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Kendal Mint Cake

Music and Mint Cake collide!

As the festival season marches on, Kendal Calling arrives July 29th until Sunday 31st of July. The event in Lowther Deer Park is already sold out and the excitement from festival goers is already starting to mount with names such as The Cribs, Blondie, Chase and Status and Frank Turner looking to top the bill.

Amidst the music over the weekend, a  few hard workers from Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe and Wilson’s Confectioners will be mixing and baking for the Sunday when they will be looking to set the record for the worlds largest Kendal Mint Cake. Read more

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