Stacey MacNaught

Stacey’s a hiking enthusiast and mother of 3. She’s obsessed with bagging munros and crossing ridges. She also runs a recreational women’s football team, has been involved in coaching junior football.
portable power banks for charging while hiking
Hiking Blog

Best Portable Charging Banks for Hiking

Traditionalists may not like it! But personally, I don’t like to risk being stuck on a hill or mountain with a dead phone or head torch battery. So I like to carry a portable charging device (or 2, or 3) with me. Here are the best portable charging banks for hiking that I’ve used. (And I’ve used a lot, by the way).

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Active Family Adventures

The Hiker’s Guide to Dovestone

Dovestone is a beautiful place in the Peak District’s Dark peak, nestled amongst the Saddleworth Hills. But there’s far more for hikers here than reservoir walks. Here’s a hiker’s guide to Dovestone Reservoir and the surrounding hills.

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Hiking Blog

How to Dry Your Hiking Boots (Quickly)

I’ve lost count of the number of times a hiking route has seen me wading through a river. And what’s worse than finishing your hike with wet feet is spending the best part of a week waiting for your hiking boots to dry after. So here’s my rundown of tried and tested methods of drying your hiking boots FASTER!

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Hiking Blog

Munros Quiz – Test Your Knowledge of Munro Facts

Fancy yourself quite the brain box when it comes to Munro mountains of Scotland? Put your knowledge to the test in this 20 question Munros Quiz and find a host of other interesting facts and figures about Scotland’s Munros right here.

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Hiking Blog

Staying Safe as a Solo Female Hiker in the UK

I solo hike a LOT and one of the questions I get more often than questions about routes is about personal safety when hiking alone as a woman. So here’s how I reduce risk and stay safe when hiking solo in the UK.

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Hiking Blog

9 Proven Benefits of Hiking

As someone with a chronic hiking addiction, of course I’m going to preach all about the benefits. But don’t just take my word for it. Science (yes, actual science) and people far smarter and more qualified than me have proven a ton of benefits and here are some of them.

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Hiking Blog

Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin Hike Route and Review

Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin was the first hiking route I took with a new (at the time) hiking buddy. It promised two munros, some wonderful potential views and a bit of a scramble up to the Stuc a’Chroin summit. So just how did it go? Here’s the route and the review.

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Active Family Adventures

The Best Hiking Baby and Toddler Carriers

I really miss my youngest being small enough to pop in the “bag” as I called it (or my toddler carrier), sling on my back and take him out for a walk. I just gave my hiking carrier away and he’s officially too big for any of the carriers now. But here are some of the ones I tried and my take on the best.

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Football

How to Look After Your Goalie Gloves

A good pair of goalkeeper gloves is an investment. And while we know they can’t last forever, we definitely want to get as much wear out of them as possible, right? So here are some tips for looking after your goalie gloves and extending their life.

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Hiking Blog

14 Fascinating Facts About Ben Nevis

I’ve been up Ben Nevis twice and, despite there being as much footfall on that mountain path as a busy motorway services, both have been enjoyable hikes in their own way. Interested in Ben Nevis yourself? Here are a few fascinating facts about Britain’s highest mountain.

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View from Devil's Kitchen
Hiking Blog

Y Garn Via Devil’s Kitchen – Route and Review

I took a February midweek hike up Y Garn via Devil’s Kitchen (Snowdonia). The weather played ball, the views were amazing and it was a fantastic hike. Here’s the route, some photos, a review and some practical information.

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Football

Women’s and Girl’s Football Statistics UK

The momentum behind women’s football is phenomenal. But how many women play football? How many played as children? And what are the audience sizes like? We take a look in our 2024 round up of women’s and girl’s football statistics.

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Rugby Union

21 Mind Blowing Stats and Facts About the Six Nations Rugby

It’s upon us again – the Six Nations Championship is one of the highlights of the rugby union calendar. England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy will battle it out in 2024. And to get set for the competition, here are 21 mind blowing statistics and facts about the 6 Nations.

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Obscure Sports

Wife Carrying: Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever heard of a sport where the main equipment is, well, your spouse? Welcome to the whimsical world of Wife Carrying! Here’s everything you need to know about this quirky Scandinavian sport.

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Hiking Blog

17 Colourful, Funky New Hiking Boots (Designed by AI)

In what is possibly my favourite ever use of AI to date, I got Midjourney to generate some very funky themed technical hiking boots for me. Some are hideous, granted. But there’s some of these I would definitely wear if they existed. Here they are…

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Football

12 Lesser Known Facts About Manchester United

Manchester United might not be having a great deal of success adding to their trophy room over the last few years. But that can’t take away from their global fanbase, silverware filled past and rich history. In this article, we take a look at 12 facts about Manchester United that you may not know – YET!

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Hiking Blog

Blue Door and Rocks of Solitude Walk – Edzell

Edzell is a beautiful village in Angus, just on the border of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. There’s a popular walking route there known as the Blue Door Walk. I took a jaunt on a longer circular from Edzell village, to the blue door and up to the rocks of solitude along the North Esk River. Here’s how it went.

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Hiking Blog

7 Reasons to LOVE Winter Hiking in the UK

Winter hiking can be brutal. And for those of us (erm, me) who particularly love hiking on warm days with loads of long daylight hours, winter might not be our favourite season. But here are 7 reasons to love hiking in the UK in winter.

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portable power banks for charging while hiking
Hiking Blog
Stacey MacNaught

Best Portable Charging Banks for Hiking

Traditionalists may not like it! But personally, I don’t like to risk being stuck on a hill or mountain with a dead phone or head torch battery. So I like to carry a portable charging device (or 2, or 3) with me. Here are the best portable charging banks for hiking that I’ve used. (And I’ve used a lot, by the way).

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