News and Blog — Hiking

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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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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Top Ten Essentials for your Hike This Summer

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

These top ten essentials should be packed whenever you decide to step out and go on any hike. Some you may not ever need but that one time you do, you’ll be glad to have it in your rucksack. These ten essentials are what are known to many as the “Systems” approach. Instead of listing individual items, items are grouped together.   NAVIGATION A good old map and compass that does not rely on any power source...

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SockMine's Top 6 British Walks

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

The UK may not be the biggest country in the world, but it does have some of the best hikes this planet has to offer. From the Cornish coast to the Scottish Highlands, our beautiful island has plenty of treks for you to get your feet into. Here’s our guide to the best walks the UK has to offer:   Sixth Place – Hadrian’s Wall Path An 84-mile coast-to-coast walk from the suburbs of Newcastle...

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