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Whether you wish to cycle, hike, or just generally enjoy yourself, the ever-growing-in-popularity African deserts of Namibia await you.     INTRODUCTION A holiday in Namibia can include anything, from riding fat bikes in the arid Namib Desert, to sight-seeing the wildlife like elephants and zebras on the African plain. Thanks to the efforts of Sports Relief in their 2020 100 Kilometre Challenge, more than a mere few people are going to start opening their mind towards holidaying in various adventurous ways in Namibia. There’s no shortage of variety when it comes

The Benefits of a Fatter Bike and Why You Should Ride One     INTRODUCTION “Fat bike” is probably a term you may not have even heard of before, but you likely know one when you see it. The giveaway is in the name - they are simply bicycles with notably wider tyres, anywhere between four and five inches wide in fact. This is double the width of a regular set of bicycle tyres, which are usually between two and two and a half inches in width. So, why would you want fatter

When Mountain Climbing Gets Tough, These 10 Mountain Summits Let You Start Somewhere.     INTRODUCTION Let’s be real: mountain climbing is not the easiest activity in the world. In fact, it’s far from it; it is a constant grind up to the top, where stopping might only make things harder. This is especially true for the highest mountains in the world, however today we are not interested in those monsters that tower above all else, or the lethal ones like Annapurna; we have to learn to walk before we can run,

Introduction A cycling tour is the perfect way to see an area. You’re not in a car, travelling so fast you miss any splendour; you’re also not walking, travelling so slow you barely see a few miles. It’s the perfect middle ground for exploring places, whilst exercising, being social and having fun. So yeah, cycling tours are pretty great! But, planning anything can be daunting – this is especially true for a cycle tour. Getting people together, planning a route, picking the right time to go; it all becomes difficult

Organise a Great Kayaking Holiday for Beginners in Norway’s Fjords, Isolated Peninsulas in Japan, and More     INTRODUCTION Paddling in a foreign country’s water in your very own kayak is a dream for many. For many, it remains in their head as just that: a dream, almost unrealistic. However, it’s a lot easier to organise and actually go on a kayak holiday than you might think. There are actually an abundance of locations to kayak at a beginners level - it’s just a matter of finding them. The first of your own

You can see the summit of a mountain you’ve been climbing for some time. Everyone has told you that the views at the top are some of the best you’ll see. It’s a perfect day, not a cloud in sight. You cannot miss this opportunity. But, wait. What’s that? A GIGANTIC LOOSE FIELD OF SHARP ROCKS. Ah. This is where you think, “ I probably should have prepared for not simply walking but using other skills”. Scrambling is a step up from usual hiking. It has a more advanced physical and mental

The world is a complex place, and it can become difficult to know your impact. Nobody wants to have a large carbon footprint, or disrespect the locals, but with all the information out there, it is hard to cut through and know what you should really do. While going on adventures and travelling is some of life’s greatest joys, for the environment or locals, when done wrong, it can be hell. So, in this article, we will share some tips and tricks for how you can be conscious of

In this article, we will give you 5 simple tips for coping with rain on hikes. In Britain, the best places to hike are amongst the rainiest. So there is always rain on hikes. In fact, due to the wonders of geography, most raised up places often suffer from relief rainfall. This all leads to one stunningly fun conclusion, you’re going to get damp, wet or drenched – unless you can dodge rainfall whilst carrying a rucksack up a hill. Anyway, we want it to chuck it down on the

It’s happened again. When will it stop? Every step a marathon, every stand a prison. Blisters are no fun for anyone, and if you have to keep walking on, it all quickly turns unpleasant. These unpleasant things are also the most common injury suffered by hikers, or anyone who spends a lot of time on two feet. No matter what you do, the blister tide springs eternal, it is a matter of when not if. So, in this article, we will show you a step-by-step guide for how you can

You want to get fit walking, but you don’t know how. We’ve all been there. Online is full of millions of differing information and it is hard to cut through all of it. That’s why we have this helpful guide so you can truly understand how to get fit walking and what walking is doing to your body. How Many Calories Does Walking Burn? Generally speaking, walking burns between 280 and 500 calories an hour. But, there is already a stumbling block. Each person has a different reaction to exercise

When it comes to hiking in Europe there are many national parks up for offer. In fact, Europe has over 504 national parks altogether, with only seven countries that don't have any. With all these to choose from, it's almost impossible to know which ones you should plan to visit next time you are on the continent and even more so which will offer you the best hiking experience possible. Luckily we've narrowed down some of our picks for the best national parks you have to visit whenever

  Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is one of the largest national parks in the whole of the UK, covering around 2000 square kilometres. It was one of the first national parks to be made in Wales in 1951 and the third to be created in Britain and is a popular location to visit, no doubt due to all the available hikes in Snowdonia. The park is most famous for being the home to the highest peak in Wales, which is also the namesake of the park, Snowdon at

By now it is well known to us the importance of getting outdoors to help with our physical health and mood. "Being outdoors in nature can be healing and beneficial for the body and mind," says Erica Price, who is a certified therapeutic recreational specialist at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. And it is true! There is nothing like getting out into the fresh air surrounded by nature and being beamed down upon by the sun as a way to relieve stress and anxiety from ourselves. Now that it is

The UK is full of some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole world, from the traditional and quaint countryside to heather- full moorlands, beautiful coastlines, deep valleys, and majestic forests. It's not surprising then that the majority of Brits love getting out in the fresh air for days out hiking. Whether you are a local Brit or are visiting the UK,  with this list of incredible day hikes in the UK, you will be able to take in all the wonderful sights, wildlife, and history each

A Quick Guide to the Best Locations to go Canoeing and Kayaking in the U.K.     INTRODUCTION Once you’ve picked up an acquired taste for kayaking and/or canoeing, you will naturally begin to ask: where is the best place to actually go kayaking or canoeing? This question is also quite a large one, especially for here; England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland are all full of fun-to-traverse bodies of water, which is what makes kayaking here so special an activity. Here, there’s no shortage of options for any level of paddler - newbie

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