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What is the Difference Between Hiking and Trekking?

Posted by Amey Hellen on

There seems to be a common misconception of what is hiking and what is trekking, so today we wanted to share with you what the difference is and why it’s important to know this. Knowing the difference means you can ensure you are equipped with the right gear and have a successful trip.    Hiking  Hiking is typically a leisure activity which is done through walking on well-made trails or man-made roads. This activity can...

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How to Make Yourself Stand Out on Your Bike

Posted by Amey Hellen on

At this time of year, it is dark a lot of the time meaning visibility can become more challenging for drivers on the road. So, we have decided to create a list of ways you can make yourself more visible and safer whilst out on the roads.   1. Lights  Having proper lighting is required by law, it is important that you have a headlight that is visible for 200 - 300 feet depending on location. A red taillight is also needed, and you...

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What is the GripLock™ Sock and What are the Benefits?

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Here at Sockmine we think that it is important that every runner owns a pair of socks that are comfortable and do not let you blister. That is why today we wanted to let you know about our GripLock™  socks and what benefits they can bring to you.  What is GripLock™?  The GripLock™ sock is our own patented and innovative design which was created to solve the big issue that all runners dread, blisters. As we all know blisters are caused...

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The Essentials for a Skiing Holiday

Posted by Amey Hellen on

When packing for a holiday, it can be so easy to forget the essentials you need, especially when you are staying somewhere cold. So, we decided to put together the ultimate packing list for a skiing holiday. If this is useful to you or someone you know, why not print it out and tick things off as you go or share it with a skiing lover!    Ski Clothing:  Waterproof jacket – Make sure it is breathable too!  Waterproof, breathable salopettes –...

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Top 5 Places to Go Hiking in the UK

Posted by Amey Hellen on

If you are looking to explore the UK or fancy a different activity to do on the weekend, this is the place for you. These top five hiking trails will make you reclaim your sense of adventure and appreciate the beauty of the British outdoors.

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